The Hyundai Creta is the best selling compact SUV in India. In fact, it is the best selling SUV of the country leaving aside the sub-4 meter segment. The SUV challenges the likes of the Renault Duster, Nissan Kicks and Honda BR_V among others in its segment. In its price range, several C-segment sedans also give it a competition including the likes of the Honda City and the Volkswagen Vento among others. Which brings us to the topic we have here, that is a drag race between the Hyundai Creta and the Volkswagen Vento. Take a look at the video below by Deep C 6 before we move on to the results of this drag competition.
Both the vehicles used here are powered by diesel engines and are 1.6-litre units. Moreover, both of them have an automatic transmission, though the type of auto box they have are different. While the Hyundai Creta gets a traditional 6-speed torque converter unit, the Vento comes with a 7-speed DSG box, which is essentially a dual-clutch transmission system. For the uninitiated, the DSG box offers better shifting times and performance when compared to a torque converter.
Before getting on the result, let’s take a look at the engine outputs of both the vehicles. The Hyundai Creta used in the video gets powered by a 1.6-litre diesel engine that generates a maximum power of 126 Bhp and 260 Nm of peak torque. As mentioned earlier, it gets a 6-speed conventional automatic transmission in place. The Volkswagen Vento TDi used here, on the other hand, is powered by a 1.6-litre engine and gets a manual transmission. This engine puts out 108 Bhp of power along with 250 Nm of torque while the kerb weight of the car is around 1,208 kg. The Hyundai Creta has a kerb weight of around 1,350 kg.
In the video, the Volkswagen Vento smokes the Hyundai Creta in every round. Not only does it win the first two rounds, but it also wins the later rounds where the cars had a rolling start. The main reason behind this can be attributed to the fact that the Volkswagen Vento is lighter than the Creta. However, it has around 18 Bhp less than the Creta which is a substantial amount. What holds back the Creta in this drag race is its gearbox which simply can’t keep up with Vento’s DSG box. Overall, the Vento comes out as the winner here.
Speaking about the Creta, Hyundai is currently developing the next generation model of the Creta which will be here by next year. It has already been showcased recently at the Beijing Motor Show. The model showcased at the auto expo had some cool features up its sleeve but it was not Indian spec model so expect several changes made to it before it comes to India.