The mid-size SUV segment is one of the hottest parts in the Indian market. Almost every manufacturer has a car to compete in it. To make their car more attractive, manufacturers also offer different engines and gearboxes. Here, we have a drag race between Hyundai Creta DCT and MG Hector DCT.
The video has been uploaded on YouTube by Yajna Sharma. SUVs compete with each other in the same segment. Two SUVs running on 215/60 R17 tires. However, there is a significant difference in the weight of the vehicle. The weight per hectare is about 300 kg more than the crater.
The Hector comes with a 2.0-liter turbocharged petrol engine that produces a maximum of 141 bhp of power and 250 Nm of peak torque. Creta gets a 1.4-liter turbocharged petrol engine with direct injection. It gives a maximum power of 138 bhp and 242 Nm of peak torque. Both vehicles are equipped with dual-clutch automatic transmission.
On paper, Hector seems to have the advantage. However, you must remember that it weighs significantly more. The owners of the two cars think that Creta will win because of the low weight. In the first round, Creta easily takes the lead and stays ahead throughout the race. So, Creta is the winner of the first race. Hector’s driver said the SUV was in eco mode and it was launched late.
So, another drag race was done. In the second round, Hector is transferred to sports mode, while Creta remains in comfort mode. In the second race, Hector takes advantage for one millisecond but Creta goes ahead again and holds the lead. Creta won the race again.
In Round 3, the host climbs to Hector and Hector’s traction control is also lost. Creta again took the lead by a huge margin. The host says there is a significant amount of lag due to the gearbox. He thinks the SUV is accelerating much slower than the Hyundai Crater.
In Round 4, the host says the car needs to be turned on quickly at the right time. There is a gap between pressing the accelerator and moving the car forward. The lag has been extended due to turbo-lag and lag from the transmission. So, the driver moves the car to sports / manual mode. But still, Creta ran ahead.
The fifth race is quite unique because Hector has been given a head start so it is ahead of Crater. Despite being given a headstart, Creta was able to overtake Hector. The owner also tries to race with the headstart. But the results are still the same. All races were won by Hyundai Creta, very easily.
Creta starts from Rs. 10.23 lakh ex-showroom but DCT variant starts at Rs. 17.94 lakh ex-showroom. Hector’s DCT variant is now discontinued. The gearbox has been replaced by a CVT unit. It starts at Rs. 16.19 lakh ex-showroom.