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Kia Seltos 1.5 diesel vs old-gen Hyundai Creta 1.4 diesel in a drag race

Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos are currently the most popular mid-size SUV in the Indian market. Kia Seltos was launched in the market in 2019 and quickly became popular among buyers. Hyundai Creta has been ruling this segment for a very long time and in 2020 Hyundai launched the all-new Creta in the market. Just like the older generation model, new-gen Creta also became popular among buyers very quickly and is now a very common sight on our roads. Here we have a video of Kia Seltos 2020 and old gen Hyundai Creta diesel engaged in a drag race. Which SUV one the race?, let’s have a look at the video to find out.

The video has been uploaded by Arun Panwar on his youtube channel. The vlogger is using a Kia Seltos 1.5 litre diesel model whereas the Creta seen in the video belongs to the older generation with a 1.4 litre diesel engine. Both the SUVs are a manual and the race is conducted in four rounds. In order to conduct the race, vlogger and his friends come to an empty stretch of road with absolutely no traffic on it.

The vlogger sits in his Kia Seltos while his friend drives it. Hyundai Creta used in the race is driven by his friend there are 2 occupants in the Creta as well. The race starts and both cars move out of the lines almost at the same time. There is fair amount of wheelspin and within seconds, Seltos took the lead and left Creta behind. The Kia Seltos maintained the lead throughout the race and won the first round.

Before starting the second round, the occupants inside Creta swapped spots which means in second round, Creta was driven by a different driver. In the second round, the result was the same, Seltos took the lead from the beginning of the race and maintained it till the end. Third and the fourth round were also in favour of Kia Seltos SUV. Seltos had won all the four rounds.

The main reason behind this is the difference in power in both the vehicles. Kia Seltos is powered by a 1.5 litre turbo diesel engine that generates 113 Bhp and 250 Nm of peak torque. The Creta on the other hand is powered by a smaller 1.4 litre turbo diesel engine that generates 89 Bhp and 220 Nm of torque. The difference in power and torque between both these vehicles was so much that, it was quite impossible for Hyundai Creta to win even one round.

If the vlogger had brought the current generation Creta diesel, then the result might have been different. That is because, both SUVs are powered by a 1.5 litre engine and generate same amount of power and torque. Kia Seltos is available in variety of engine and transmission options. It is available with a 1.5 litre petrol engine which comes with manual and CVT gearbox options. The 1.5 litre diesel is also available with a 6-speed torque converter and a manual gearbox. The most powerful one in the lot is a 1.4 litre turbo petrol engine that is available with manual and 7-speed DCT gearbox.