Recently, a drag race between two of the most popular SUVs in the Indian auto market, the Kia Seltos and MG Hector, has been organized. Read on to find out the winner
Currently, there are three most popular and hot-selling SUVs which fall in the budget from INR 10 lakh to INR 20 lakh. They are Kia Seltos, MG Hector and Hyundai Creta. Interestingly, they all deliver the almost similar power and torque figures via their turbo gasoline burners. This video shows the drag race between the MG Hector and Kia Seltos Turbo to figure out which is the winner.
Both the Kia Seltos and the MG Hector's petrol motors generate almost the same power/torque figures. Nevertheless, the Kia Seltos is remarkably lighter. This is one of the most major reasons for its victory in the drag race. Both of the SUVs are DCT variants. From the beginning, it is obvious that the Seltos accelerates quickly; nevertheless, the MG Hector needs time to speed up. Moreover, the gearbox of the Seltos is quicker and slicker as well. The time difference is more than a second. The MG Hector is offered with a slightly more powerful 1.5-litre turbo gasoline burner which can deliver 143 BHP against 250 Nm while the Kia Seltos receives its power from a 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine which can generate 143 BHP against 242 Nm. Both of them get a 7-speed DCT.
While the Kia Seltos offers much more fun when driving, the MG Hector is a calm beast. In terms of the maximum speed, the latter will definitely be the winner by a small difference. Whereas the MG Hector weighs about 1,700 kilograms, the Kia Seltos weighs around 1,300 kilograms. If the manual versions of the SUVs participate in a drag race, the results are expected to be much more interesting.
The Kia Seltos gains a victory in the drag race, thanks to its lighter weight.
Actually, the MG Hector does not directly compete against the Hyundai Creta and the Kia Seltos but is superior to them by a segment. Nevertheless, the wide range of the Seltos variants and the aggressive pricing of the MG Hector make them fall into the same price range. Another SUV which is also very popular and belongs to this range is the Tata Harrier; nevertheless, it does not come with a gasoline burner.