Mahindra XUV700 is currently one of the most popular SUV in the segment. It is technologically the most advanced SUV from Mahindra till date. It competes with cars like MG Hector Plus, Tata Safari, Hyundai Alcazar in the segment. The lower variant of XUV700 comes with 5-seat options and rivals with Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos. There are several ownership and feature videos of Mahindra XUV700 available online. Here we have a video where a Mahindra XUV700 diesel is seen competing with a Kia Seltos diesel in a tug of war. Which SUV would win? Let’s check the video to find out.
The video has been uploaded by Lucky Baisla on his YouTube channel. The video starts with vlogger explaining what they have planned for the video. Both Kia Seltos and Mahindra XUV700 are parked on a construction site where there is mud road. The vlogger can be heard saying in the video that his friend who owns the Kia Seltos had challenged him to the tug of war and wanted find out which one of these SUVs would perform better.
They brought a proper metal tow rope and attached it to both the SUVs using shackles. Both the SUVs used in this video are powered by diesel engines. The Mahindra XUV700 is powered by a 2.2 litre turbocharged diesel engine that generates 185 Ps and 450 Nm of maximum torque. The Kia Seltos on the other hand uses a smaller 1.5 litre turbocharged engine that generates 115 Ps and 250 Nm of peak torque.
Kia Seltos driver had already said that the XUV700 is going to win the round. Both the SUVs are tied and the driver’s move the SUVs in opposite direction to create tension in the rope. The camera person signals them to start the tug of war and both SUVs start pulling each other. Surprisingly, Both SUVs did not move even by an inch to any direction. The reason was the terrain in which they were conducting the test. The mud was very loose in the section and as soon as the front wheel started spinning the SUVs dug themselves into the mud.
Aftere getting the XUV700 and Seltos out, they took the cars to a proper road that was under construction. The SUVs were tied to each other and then once again cameraperson signalled both the drivers to start pulling the SUVs once they were ready. Kia Seltos was trying hard to not get pulled away by Mahindra but, the sheer power and torque from the 2.2 litre mHawk turbo diesel engine was no match to Kia Seltos.
Mahindra XUV700 not only just pulled the Kia Seltos but also dragged the SUV for some distance. Vlogger after coming out can be heard saying that he did not press the accelerator completely. He could feel that he was pulling something with his car but, it was not putting too much pressure on the car by any means. Other than being heavy, the XUV700 is also more powerful and generates more torque than Kia Seltos and that is the reason why it won the tug of war.
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