Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is one of the most popular sub-4 meter compact SUV in the segment. It has been in the market for a very long time and last year, Maruti gave it a facelift as part of the BS6 transition and is now available with a petrol engine only. Before the launch of BS6 version, Brezza was available with a diesel engine only. The diesel engine used to come with both manual and AMT gearbox options. Here we have a video that shows a BS4 Vitara competing with a Kia Sonet SUV in a drag race.
The video has been uploaded by Skcardetail 7 on their YouTube channel. The vlogger starts by explaining the engine specification of the Brezza and Sonet. Kia Sonet seen in the video is powered by a 1.2 litre naturally aspirated petrol engine that generates 81 Bhp and 115 Nm of torque. The naturally aspirated version is available with a manual gearbox option. The Maruti Vitara Brezza on the other hand is actually a diesel SUV. As mentioned above, this engine option is not available with Brezza anymore. It is powered by a 1.3 litre Fiat sourced diesel engine and generates 88.5 Bhp and 200 Nm of torque.
Both cars are lined up at the starting line. vlogger chose a straight stretch of road with no traffic on it. Vlogger was driving Brezza initially and his friend was behind the wheel in Kia Sonet. The race was conducted in four rounds. In first round, the Brezza gets a good starts and takes the lead, Kia Sonet was right behind Brezza but, unfortunately was not able to overtake it at any point. Brezza won the first round and after that, vlogger sat inside Kia Sonet to see whether results would be the same or not.
This time around, both SUVs moved off the line at the same time and within seconds, Kia Sonet took the lead. It looked like Sonet was going to win this round but, with few seconds the torquey diesel engine in Vitara Brezza started showing its nature and smoothly overtakes Kia Sonet. In the third and fourth rounds result remained the same. The vlogger kept on switching between Brezza and Sonet after every round but, that did not make any difference.
The reason why Maruti Brezza won this race is simply because of the power and torque. In comparison to Kia Sonet, Vitara Brezza diesel generates 7 Bhp and 85 Nm more torque than Kia Sonet. That is one of the reason why Brezza won the round. Kia Sonet is slightly lighter than Vitara Brezza and that is reason why it was getting a good every time except for the first round. But, the powerful and torquey nature of Vitara Brezza engine was not letting Kia Sonet win the race. These races are quite dangerous and no one should imitate it on public roads as you are putting your life and other people in danger by doing this. Always do this is a closed environment like the one seen here.