Mahindra XUV700 is currently one of the most talked about 7-seater SUV from Mahindra. The SUV was launched last year and it quickly became popular among buyers in a short span of time. The car gets a long list of features and is the most technologically advanced car from the manufacturer so far. Mahindra XUV700 became so popular that, it currently has a waiting period of over an year. Kia Seltos is one of the other SUV that is popular in this segment. The lower versions of XUV700 compete with Kia Seltos as well. Here we have a video that shows Kia Seltos diesel manual and a Mahindra XUV700 AX7 L diesel automatic SUV competing against each other in a drag race.
The video has been uploaded by Lucky Baisla on their YouTube channel. In this video, the vlogger drives along with another YouTuber to a spot where they could conduct a drag race between these two SUVs. The vlogger owns a Mahindra XUV700 diesel automatic and the fellow YouTuber is driving a Kia Seltos.
Both of them line up the SUV on a empty stretch of a highway that is currently under construction. Initially, both of them are sitting in their own cars. The race starts and the XUV700 is the first to move off the line. The SUV maintained the lead throughout the race and won the first round.
Second race was from the other side of the road, so it was not clear whether the XUV700 or the Seltos had a better start. by the time both the SUVs reached the finish line, XUV700 was slightly ahead of the Seltos and won the second race. In the second round, the similar results appeared. The fellow YouTuber who was driving the Seltos said in the four race that Seltos was slightly ahead of XUV700 but, he had to apply breaks way before XUV700 as the breaks are not great on Seltos.
In the third round, driver’s swapped the car. Vlogger was sitting in the Seltos and the other YouTuber was in the XUV700. The last round started and XUV700 got a brilliant start. The Seltos did not stand a chance and the gap between both the SUVs was more than any other rounds. Mahindra XUV700 had won the race and was declared as the winner.
Mahindra XUV700 seen here in the video is a diesel automatic version but, we are not sure whether the vlogger engaged the Zip, Zap and Zoom drive modes during the race. The XUV700 diesel automatic is powered by a 2.2 litre turbocharged diesel engine that generated 185 Ps and 450 Nm of peak torque. Diesel engine on lower variants generate 155 Ps and 360 Nm of peak torque. The Kia Seltos on the other hand uses a smaller 1.5 litre turbo diesel engine that generates 115 Ps and 250 Nm of peak torque. Although Kia Seltos had the weight advantage, it was not enough to compensate for the massive power and torque difference. Mahindra XUV700 won the race simply because it generated more power and torque.