Kia Seltos is one of the popular mid-size SUV in the country. It currently competes with cars like Hyundai Creta, MG Hector in the segment. It is available with variety of engine and gearbox options. Ford EcoSport on the other hand is pioneer in sub-4 meter segment. It competes with cars like Maruti Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300 and others in the segment. Ford EcoSport is also available with a petrol and diesel engine options. Both SUVs belong to two different segments and here we have a video where both Kia Seltos and Ford EcoSport and seen in a tug of war.
The video has been uploaded by Arun Panwar on his YouTube channel. The video starts by showing Ford EcoSport and Kia Seltos SUV parked in an empty parking lot. Both SUVs used in this video get a diesel engine with manual gearbox. The vlogger mentions the engine specifications of both the SUVs and tells that they plan to do a tug of war. Vlogger then ties both SUVs using a metal chain.
The chain was attached using metal hooks. Multiple runs were done to find out a final winner. Couple of runs at the beginning were unsuccessful as the metal hook holding the chain to the cars got bend. The vlogger finally figured out a way to hold the chains in place by fastening them using a nut and bolt.
Then finally, when things were in place, the tug of war started. The vlogger was shooting the video and his friend was driving Seltos and one of his other friend was driving the EcoSport. In the first round Kia Seltos won the round. EcoSport did not even stand a chance. In the next round, the drivers swapped the cars and did the test once again. This time during the test, Kia Seltos turned off and Ford EcoSport won the round.
In next round drivers get back to the old position and surprisingly this time Ford EcoSport pulls Kia Seltos. The vlogger and his friend who was driving the Seltos were both surprised. In order to get a clear picture they conduct a final round. In this round the Seltos pulled EcoSport and won the round. Clearly, the results of this tug of war was pretty much predictable as Seltos is much more powerful and torquier than Ford EcoSport.
Ford EcoSport is powered by a 1.5 litre turbocharged diesel engine that generates 98 Bhp and 215 Nm of peak torque. The Kia Seltos on the other hand is also powered by a 1.5 litre turbocharged diesel engine but, it generates 113 Bhp and 250 Nm of peak torque. The extra power and torque that Seltos generates definitely helped Kia in this tug of war. There were couple of things that vlogger did wrong in this test. He was not using a proper tow rope for this test. The metal chain he was using is not as strong as a tow rope and can break easily. There is even a possibility that the chain might snap and hit the rear windshied or even a person standing nearby. He was not even using a damper if in case the chain snaps.