We have featured several drag races between motorcycles and cars in the past. Some of them even featured vehicles from entirely two different segments and came up with surprising results. Here we have a video that shows a drag race between Kia Seltos and Hyundai Creta SUV. Both of them belong to the same segment and are popular in the segment. The Kia Seltos was launched last year and became a huge success for the brand. Hyundai Creta on the other hand has been in the market for quite some time and has been a segment leader for years.
The video has been Sanjeet Jaat on his youtube channel. Creta used in this video is an older generation SUV and not the latest version. The Creta is powered by a 1.4 litre diesel engine and Kia Seltos used here gets a 1.5 litre diesel engine. Vlogger conducts the race in three rounds and they choose an empty stretch of road to conduct this race. The Creta used here has a manual gearbox whereas the Seltos is a diesel automatic.
The race starts and both cars move off the start line aggressively, there is a bit of wheel spin from Creta and both cars can be seen fighting for pole position for few seconds. After that Seltos starts to overtake Creta very smoothly and the distance between both SUVs keeps on increasing. The Seltos maintains the lead till the end and wins the first round.
The result remains the same on second and third round as well. In one of the rounds, Creta left the start line before Seltos but, even then Seltos managed to catch up and win the round. The main reason why this happened is obviously the engine. Hyundai Creta is powered by a 1.4 litre diesel engine that generates 90 Ps and 220 Nm of torque. The Seltos on the other hand has a much more advanced and powerful 1.5 litre diesel engine that generates 115 Ps and 250 Nm of torque.
The driving style, weight were also a factor affecting the result but, the main deciding factor was the power itself. Even after being equipped with a torque converter unit, the diesel Seltos won the race without any struggle. The result might have been different if it was the all-new Creta diesel which uses the same engine as Seltos.