Tata Safari & Hyundai Alcazar Diesel SUVs in a drag race

Hyundai launched the all-new Alcazar in the Indian market and it has already become quite popular. The all-new Alcazar is based on the Creta platform but there are a host of changes in the vehicle that makes it much more luxurious and premium compared to the Alcazar. The Alcazar competes with the likes of MG Hector Plus, Tata Safari and Mahindra XUV500.

The Alcazar has the smallest diesel engine in the segment but is it powerful enough? Well, here is a drag race between the Alcazar diesel automatic and the Tata Safari manual. The video by Kashish And Pratham Vlogs shows two brand-new cars – Hyundai Alcazar and Tata Safari fighting it out.

The drag race was done on a public road, which is illegal but since the road was empty, they did not pose any threat to a third person. The drag race only indicates the quicker car and is not done to show, which car is quicker in real life.

Hyundai Alcazar Vs Tata Safari

Tata Safari & Hyundai Alcazar Diesel SUVs in a drag race

The Hyundai Alcazar gets powered by a 1.5-litre diesel engine, which is exactly the same as Creta. It produces a maximum power of 115 PS and a peak torque of 250 Nm. The diesel engine gets a six-speed torque converter. On the other hand, the Tata Safari is very powerful and gets powered by the 2.0-litre Multijet diesel engine sourced from Fiat.

The engine produces a maximum power of 170 PS of maximum power and peak torque of 350 Nm of peak torque. It gets a six-speed manual transmission. Tata also offers an automatic transmission with the Safari. They do three rounds of drag races.

In the first round, the Tata Safari leaps forward off the line and maintains the gap all through. We are not sure about the distance covered by both the vehicles but the Safari covers it in the second gear itself. In the second round, the Alcazar loses again but this time, the gap between the two cars was minimal. In the third round, the Alcazar remains very close to the Safari until the end. So they declare it as a tie.

2021 Hyundai Alcazar

The Alcazar is longer than Creta by as much as 200mm compared to the Creta. The extension of the body is not just the increment in the overhangs of the vehicle. Hyundai has in fact increased the wheelbase by 150mm too. The ground clearance is up by 10mm while the height is now 40mm higher. The width of the Alcazar remains the same.

The rear of the Alcazar does look interesting in many ways. First off, you notice the big all-LED tail lamps. The design of the tail lamps is such that it incorporates the front grille texture. The split lamps do look quite good. There is an Alcazar nameplate that runs across the rear width of the vehicle. The twin exhausts and the shape of the bumper do add a sporty touch to the overall design.

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