Maruti Suzuki is currently the largest car manufacturer in India. The manufacturer has a variety of models in their portfolio and one such product in the sub-4 meter compact SUV segment is the Maruti Vitara Brezza. Last year, Maruti launched a facelifted version of Brezza with a BS6 compliant petrol engine. Before that, it was available with a 1.3 litre Fiat sourced diesel engine only. In the mid size SUV segment, we have Kia Seltos which got launched in the market in 2019. Just like Brezza, Seltos also became popular among customers in a very short span of time. Both Brezza diesel and Kia Seltos belong to two different segments but, that has not stopped people from conducting races. Here we have one such video where a Brezza diesel and Kia Seltos diesel automatic is competing with each other in a drag race.
The video has been uploaded by Sanjeet Jaat on his youtube channel. The video simply shows Kia Seltos diesel automatic and a Maruti Brezza pre facelift model with manual gearbox in a drag race. For this race, the vlogger took vehicles to a straight stretch of road with no traffic on it. The race was conducted in two rounds. The Brezza as mentioned, is a manual gearbox vehicle whereas the Seltos is an automatic vehicle.
Both SUVs are lined up at the start line and at the count of three, both vehicles move off the line. Initially, both Brezza and Seltos right next to each other but, within few seconds, Kia Seltos takes the lead and maintains it throughout the race. The race is conducted in two rounds and in the second round also, the Brezza is left behind. Seltos without any struggle takes the lead and wins the race.
Normally, in a drag race people race with cars of the same segment but here, both vehicle are from two different segments and have two differnt types of engine. The result of this race was actually predictable. The Kia Seltos had won both rounds in this race because, it was a lot more powerful than the Maruti Brezza,
The Maruti Brezza is lightweight in comparison to Seltos and that is one of the reason why it managed to stay right next to Seltos initially. The lightweight nature of Brezza however was not enough to beat the powerful Kia Seltos. The Kia Seltos diesel variants are powered by a 1.5 litre turbocharged engine that generates 115 Ps and 250 Nm of peak torque. This engine is available with a 6-speed manual and 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission.
The Vitara Brezza on the other hand was available with a 1.3 litre diesel engine that generates 90 Ps and 200 Nm of torque. This was available with a manual and AMT gearbox option only. The one seen in the video is the manual gearbox. Kia Seltos won in this race but, that does not mean that Brezza is not a great vehicle. Both vehicles are popular in their respective segments and Seltos had won this race only because it generates more power and torque than Brezza.