With which engine is Hyundai Creta faster to the reach the 100 kmph mark, a turbo-diesel or a turbo-petrol? Check here to know the answer.
Hyundai launched the new-gen Creta in the Indian market earlier this year in the month of March. In the new-gen avatar, Creta got itself 3 new BS-6 compliant engines, which were borrowed from its mechanical sibling - Kia Seltos. The most modest of the lot is the 1.5L N/A petrol motor that develops an identical power output (of 115 PS) to the 1.5L turbocharged diesel engine. However, the oil burner belts out a relatively similar peak torque of 250 Nm as the 242 Nm of peak torque output developed by the 140 PS 1.4L turbocharged petrol motor. Therefore, we thought of putting these two against each other to test which one’s faster off the line to reach the 100 kmph mark on the speedometer.
To replicate the real-world conditions during the test, we turned on the air conditioning in both the car with 2 occupants and some camera gear in place. Also, these test runs were conducted at a closed section of road. Furthermore, a total of 3 attempts were made to ensure that we were correct to the decimal places. In the first attempt, the diesel Creta took 12.83 seconds, while the turbo-petrol took only 11.55 seconds. Moving over to the second attempt, the diesel Creta reached the tonne in just 12.80 seconds, while the turbo-petrol motor helped the Creta do so in just 11.40 seconds.
In the third and final attempt, a similar pattern was observed. The diesel variant took only 12.23 seconds, whereas the Turbo variant took only 11.35 seconds, thus making the Turbo variant quicker by almost one second to reach the 100 kmph mark from a standstill. Also, the turbo-petrol-powered Creta is offered with 3 driving modes, namely, Eco, Sport, and Comfort. We earlier tested how long it takes in each mode to reach the 100 kmph mark. Interestingly, the Creta turned out to be quite fast in Eco mode, faster in Comfort mode, and fastest in Sport mode with a 0-100 kmph timing of 11.80 seconds, 11.72 seconds, and 11.35 seconds, respectively.