Hyundai Creta VS Kia Seltos Drag Race, Which One’s Faster?

by Mohit Bhardwaj | 29/06/2020
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While we know that between new-gen Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos, latter is the sportier one. But, what's the case with the last-gen Creta? Here's a drag race between the Kia Seltos and last-gen Hyundai Creta, check it out.

Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos are almost similar cars, mechanically. Some of us might think that South-Korean carmaker’s mid-size SUVs compete against each other, but it particularly isn’t the way it looks like. Kia is the sister brand of Hyundai, thus Creta and Kia share a lot of parts among them. The part sharing exercise starts from the underpinnings and goes up to the powertrain and drivetrain options. However, the last-gen Creta was a wee bit different from the outgoing one. Also, it came with two diesel engine options with 1.4L and 1.6L of displacement. But, was it faster than the new Kia Seltos? Here’s a video that would be of some help.

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The video was uploaded by a YouTuber - Sanjeet Jaat, on his channel. In the video, a last-gen Hyundai Creta can be seen drag racing against a Kia Seltos. While the latter comes with a 1.5L diesel engine, the former is equipped with the smaller 1.4L oil burner. The race comprises of 3 attempts in total. In the first attempt, the Creta takes the initial lead but the Seltos takes over the lead with ease in a few seconds.

In the second attempt, however, the Seltos takes a lead right from the start and then continues to lead the race. The host also conducts a third and final run, where he drives the Creta himself and takes a major lead at the start. In a few seconds, the Seltos overtakes the Creta and comes up as the winner.

Hyundai Creta VS Kia Seltos Drag Race, Which One’s Faster?

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Now, there were many reasons that a constant trend was observed during these attempts. First is that the Creta is the one that gets a manual transmission here. The Seltos, on the other hand, is equipped with a torque converter based automatic transmission. Therefore, the Creta has a great initial start, but the reason it lost the race is that it comes with a smaller engine. The 1.4L unit of the Creta belts out 88.7 bhp of peak power, whereas the one on the Seltos puts out 115 horses.

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