Mahindra XUV700 petrol vs Hyundai Creta 1.6 diesel in a drag race [Video]

Mahindra launched the XUV700 SUV in the market last year and it immediately became popular among buyers. The Mahindra XUV700 competes with cars like Hyundai Creta, Ki Seltos, Tata Harrier, Tata Safari, MG Hector in the segment. There are several videos of Mahindra XUV700 available online related to ownership experience and drag races. Here we have one such video where a Mahindra XUV700 petrol manual SUV is seen competing against a tuned previous generation Hyundai Creta 1.6 diesel manual.

The video starts with vlogger explaining the engine specification of both the SUVs. Mahindra XIV700 is in stock form. It is powered by a 2.0 litre turbocharged petrol engine that generates 197 Bhp and 380 Nm of peak torque. The Hyundai Creta 1.6 litre turbo diesel SUV generated 126 Bhp and 260 Nm of peak torque in stock form. After the remap, the car is now generating over 160 Bhp and 330 Nm of peak torque. Both the vehicles were lined up for the race and the vlogger was sitting inside the Hyundai Creta.

Both SUVs had three people sitting in them including the driver while the race was going on. The first race started and both Hyundai Creta driver and the XUV700 did not get a proper launch and there was a lot of wheel spin. Both vehicles could not gain any grip. They cancelled the first race and lined up for the first round once again. The race started and this time, Hyundai Creta driver managed to get a good launch. Initially when the race started, Mahindra XUV700 was taking the lead.

Mahindra XUV700 petrol vs Hyundai Creta 1.6 diesel in a drag race [Video]

After few seconds, the Creta was gaining power and smoothly overtook Mahindra XUV700. The Creta maintained the lead for rest of the race and won the first round. Things were looking good for Hyundai Creta and the driver was also confident about the performance. The cars were lined up for the second round and everyone was expecting a similar kind of result in the second round as well. The race started and the vlogger even managed to get a good launch. There was wheelspin but still Hyundai Creta was in the lead. After few seconds, the owner started feeling a power loss in the vehicle and the Mahindra XUV700 took advantage of the situation and took the lead. Mahindra XUV700 clearly won the second round of this drag race.

The owner of the Hyundai Creta was not sure what was exactly happening with the SUV as he mentions that the SUV was not performing the way he wanted it to. For the third round, the drivers in both Creta and XUV700 were changed. Vlogger was now driving the Hyundai Creta and his other friend was behind the wheels of Mahindra XUV700. Both the SUVs were lined up for the race and just like in the previous rounds, both SUVs had a good launch but within seconds, Mahindra XUV700 took the lead and maintained it throughout the race. Mahindra XUV700 was declared as the winner of this race. The Hyundai Creta has potential to win the race but, at the time of the race, it was facing some technical issues.

Ajeesh Kuttan

Ajeesh, started 6 years ago with as an eager journalist passionate about bikes. His skills now encompass both bikes and cars, producing timely news reports spanning the auto sector. Beyond writing, Ajeesh excels in video production. Together with Shantonil, he participates in first drives and test drives for new car launches. (Full bio)