Mahindra XUV700 is currently one of the most talked about 7 seater SUV from Mahindra. The SUV was launched last year and quickly became popular with buyers in a short time. The car comes with a long list of features and is the most technologically advanced car from the manufacturer to date. Mahindra XUV700 became so popular that it currently has a waiting period of over a year. Kia Seltos is one of the other SUVs popular in this segment. The lower versions of the XUV700 also compete with Kia Seltos. Here we have a video of the Kia Seltos diesel manual and a Mahindra XUV700 AX7 L diesel automatic SUV competing in a drag race.
The video was uploaded by Lucky Baisla on their YouTube channel. In this video, the vlogger and another YouTuber drive to a place where they could have a drag race between these two SUVs. The vlogger has a Mahindra XUV700 automatic transmission with a diesel engine and the fellow YouTuber drives a Kia Seltos.
Both set the SUV on an empty stretch of a highway that is currently under construction. Initially they are both in their own car. The race begins and the XUV700 comes first off the line. The SUV held the lead throughout the race and won the first lap.
The second race was from the other side of the road, so it wasn’t clear whether the XUV700 or the Seltos had a better start. by the time both SUVs reached the finish line, the XUV700 was slightly ahead of the Seltos and won the second race. The same results emerged in the second round. The fellow YouTuber driving the Seltos said in the four races that Seltos was slightly ahead of XUV700 but had to apply breaks way before XUV700 because the breaks aren’t great on Seltos.
On the third lap, the driver switched cars. Vlogger was in the Seltos and the other YouTuber was in the XUV700. The final lap started and XUV700 got off to a brilliant start. The Seltos didn’t stand a chance and the gap between the two SUVs was wider than at all other rounds. Mahindra XUV700 had won the race and was declared the winner.
The Mahindra XUV700 featured in the video here is a diesel automatic version, but we’re not sure if the vlogger turned on Zip, Zap and Zoom driving modes during the race. The XUV700 diesel automatic transmission is powered by a 2.2-litre turbo diesel engine that generated 185 hp and 450 Nm of peak torque. Diesel engine on lower variants generates 155 hp and 360 Nm peak torque. The Kia Seltos, on the other hand, uses a smaller 1.5 liter turbo diesel engine that generates 115 hp and 250 Nm of peak torque. While Kia Seltos had the weight advantage, it wasn’t enough to make up for the huge difference in power and torque. Mahindra XUV700 won the race simply because it generated more power and torque.