The Hyundai Creta is one of the most popular compact SUVs on the market Hyundai has launched the current generation Creta in 2020 and it is fast becoming popular among buyers. Hyundai Creta competes with cars like the lower variants of Kia Seltos, MG Hector, MG Astor and Mahindra XUV700. It is popular among buyers for its premium look and feature loaded cabin. The Hyundai Creta is not an SUV that will be used for off-road operations This is a front wheel drive urban SUV that can handle broken roads. Here we have a video of a Vlogger driving Hyundai Creta DCT version off-road.
The video was uploaded by Ashish Beniwal Vlog on their YouTube channel. In this video, Vlogger and his friends are exploring an off-road track in their area Vlogger was in his Mahindra XUV700 2WD version and his friend was driving his Hyundai Creta 1.4 turbo petrol variant with DCT gearbox. This is an ascent and there is no proper road in this section. Everything is broken and there is rock and earth everywhere.
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Two SUVs start to climb. Vulgar was driving the XUV700 and at one point, the front wheels of the XUV700 began to lose traction. The XUV700 handled the situation quite well and proceeded without too much drama. The wheel was spinning, but the SUV was advancing. His friend’s Hyundai Creta was right behind his XUV700 and was slowly rising to the top. Vlogger was not moving fast on the surface because the chances of losing control and traction were very high.
After a while, Vlogger was able to climb the climb without any problems. The Hyundai Creta behind the XUV700 was still on the slope. The crater driver is heard saying at the beginning of the slope that the Hyundai Creta instrument cluster is showing warning signs that say it is too steep for the SUV. The Creta driver ignored the warning and proceeded. Halfway through the climb, Creta begins to struggle.
Compared to the Mahindra XUV700, the front wheels of the Hyundai Creta received less traction and rotated more freely. The driver kept pushing Creta into the climbing section, and after a while, it reached a point where the SUV was no longer riding. The instrument cluster has started showing notifications which say that the DCT gearbox has overheated. The driver was warned to park the car so that the transmission could cool down.
After waiting for a while, Vlogger’s friend starts the car and then tries to move it forward. Within seconds, the warning sign of excess heat comes into the instrument cluster and then the driver decides to take the creta in the opposite direction because there is not enough space on the track for the car to turn. After driving a few meters in the opposite direction, Vlogger thought of trying to climb again. This time he was moving a bit and the speed helped him to get up on the steep part. The Hyundai Crater transmission overheated because the gearbox was under a lot of pressure when going up. For all these reasons, it is not recommended to take 2WD SUV off-road
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