Drag races are the flavour of the season and this one, in particular, is quite interesting because the VW Taigun is taking on the segment leader, the Hyundai Creta.
This drag race between VW Taigun and Hyundai Creta is crucial for people who are looking for a sporty mid-size SUV. This will prove which one of these is the more adventurous drive in real-world conditions. While the Creta is the highest-selling SUV in the segment and the one to beat, the VW Taigun is the new entrant into the segment with the aim of offering the Indian car buyers a sporty and driving-oriented alternative. Let us check out who comes out on top in this drag race.
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Hyundai Creta vs VW Taigun – Drag Race
The video has been uploaded by a famous YouTuber who keeps conducting such drag races between popular cars. For this race, he has his turbocharged Creta against the 1.0-litre turbocharged Taigun. For the first attempt, both the drivers have Traction Control OFF and AC OFF and each SUV has 2 persons in it. The two SUVs stay head-to-head at the launch but shortly after that, the Creta takes an unassailable lead and ends up winning this round convincingly. The same fate befalls the Taigun in the second round, where the Creta completely trounced the German crossover. Finally, the drivers were swapped and the Taigun was given an advantage whereby, the Creta had 4 people and it had the AC ON. This time, the initial push by the Taigun was great, it still ended up losing after the Creta overtook it at around the 85 km/h mark.
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The Creta used in this drag race has the 1.4-litre direct-injection turbo petrol engine that produces 140 PS and 242 Nm of peak power and torque. This engine comes mated to a sporty 7-speed DCT gearbox. On the other hand, the VW Taigun in this race has the smaller 1.0-litre TSI turbo petrol engine that outputs 115 PS and 178 Nm of peak power and torque. This engine comes mated to a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox.
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Now, while making such videos for YouTube is fine but we recommend that you should not try such stunts on the roads. This could risk your safety, as well as the safety of others. The YouTubers must’ve taken the precautions to ensure that the road was completely empty and safe. Let us know your thoughts about this drag race between Hyundai Creta and VW Taigun.