India Rally Day 2021-Full Report-Features

Saumil Shah

Little miracle

Volkswagen Polo vs Hyundai Nios Turbo

A small turbo gasoline hatchback with a manual gearbox is a pleasure. The timing speed of our two cars here is less than 10 seconds and 0-100 kilometers. But, as demonstrated in these games, the way these people devalue their performance is very different.This polo When TSI starts at a speed of about 2,500 rpm and controls wheel slip, it can reduce power more cleanly and perform best. Once its turbo starts to sing, it will pull forward in an energetic manner.This Nyos More skill is needed to make the most of it, because the clutch is quite sticky, which causes delays between gear changes, and its narrow 175mm tires are difficult to grip, thus wasting precious time in drag races. In the end, the 110-horsepower Polo won, with a best running time in the quarter mile of 16.367 seconds, while the 100-horsepower Nios Turbo had a best running time of 17.1 seconds after multiple attempts.

Volkswagen Polo TSI vs Hyundai Nios Turbo
Volkswagen Polo TSI Hyundai Nios Turbo
engine 1.0 Turbo gasoline 1.0 Turbo gasoline
power 110 horsepower 100 horsepower
Gearbox 6-speed MT 5-speed MT
time 16.367 seconds 17.1 seconds
position 1 2

Smoothing operator

Kia Sonet and Nissan Magnite

Automatic compact SUV is very convenient, but which transmission is the fastest-CVT or DCT?We pit Nissan Magnite Continuously variable transmission and Kia Sone DCT compare each other to find out. Both are turbocharged gasoline and their timings are similar in our tests. The similarity between them is that neither of them can be actively activated. Magnite left the production line due to its more responsive gearbox, and coupled with its powerful engine, it maintained its leading position throughout the race. In contrast, Sonet’s DCT is hardly that sensitive, and there will be a short pause before it starts. With 20 horsepower higher than Nissan and a new era dual-clutch transmission, Sonet does seem to have the upper hand on paper, however, Magnite recorded a faster quarter mile time.

Tata Nixon vs Mahindra XUV300
Kia Sone Nissan Magnite
engine 1.0 Turbo gasoline 1.0 Turbo gasoline
power 120 horsepower 100 horsepower
Gearbox 7-speed DCT CVT
time 18.831 seconds 18.297 seconds
position 2 1

Local hero

Tata Nixon vs Mahindra XUV300

If there is an online popularity contest, the two may share the victory. They have a lot in common-they use a 1.5-liter diesel engine, they are equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission, and they performed very well in the crash test, not that we want to test the last point. Another similarity lies in how tricky their launches are. Despite the painstaking launch attempts, they all tend to get stuck. What is really surprising, however, is that once you start driving, their difference is very small, because their performance is quite matched, and both have an impressive acceleration through gears.The game is so close that XUV300 Cut the finish line 0.181 seconds before the finish line NixonBut in the end, the famous lines in the movie Fast & Furious It sums up the game well-“Whether you win an inch or a mile, winning is winning.”

Tata Nixon vs Mahindra XUV300
Tata Nixon Mahindra XUV300
engine 1.5 Diesel 1.5 Diesel
power 110 horsepower 117 horsepower
Gearbox 6-speed MT 6-speed MT
time 17.909 seconds 17.728
position 2 1

Looking at the avant-garde

Mini Cooper S vs Skoda Octavia RS245

Here are two of the most sporty front-wheel drive cars on the market. The white corner is 192hp Mini Cooper S Convertible In the blue corner there is elusive Skoda Octavia RS245, as the name suggests, has a power of 245hp. Both cars have launch control systems, however, Mini leads due to smoother launch and weight advantages. It also maintained its position until about 100 km/h, after which the RS used its horsepower advantage to provide powerful weapons for the small convertible hatchback, and has dominated the game ever since.

Mini Cooper S vs Skoda Octavia RS245
Mini Cooper S Skoda Octavia RS245
engine 2.0 Turbo gasoline 2.0 Turbo gasoline
power 192 horsepower 245 horsepower
Gearbox 6-speed AT 7-speed DCT
time 14.776 seconds 14.242 seconds
position 2 1

Does size matter?

Honda City vs Skoda Rapid

Which is better-a larger naturally aspirated gasoline engine or a smaller capacity turbo gasoline engine? To find out, we dug two mid-size cars, Honda City with Skoda Rapid TSI fights against each other. Both cars are equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission, and both exceeded 10 seconds in our 0-100kph test. However, the difference in the resistance band is much more exaggerated than the numbers say. Although both cars rolled off the line with the same enthusiasm, TSI started to lead due to its higher torque output and continued to widen the gap until it crossed the finish line. Even though the very high-speed VTEC is an absolute gem that likes an engine with a speed of 7,000 rpm, it simply does not have enough grunts to keep up with Skoda. At the end of the game, proud of a 0.403 second lead, the smaller capacity turbo gasoline was the winner.

Honda City vs Skoda Rapid
Honda City Skoda Rapid
engine 1.5 Gasoline 1.0 Turbo gasoline
power 121 horsepower 110 horsepower
Gearbox 6-speed MT 6-speed MT
time 17.018 seconds 16.615 seconds
position 2 1

The story of two cities

Old Honda City vs New Honda City

About 23 years ago, Honda City made its debut in India and almost immediately established a good reputation among driving enthusiasts, who have been swearing by Honda’s high-revving naturally aspirated VTEC gasoline engine. However, compared with the first-generation model, how much progress is there in today’s cities? We got a 21-year-old City VTEC, which has grown to 107 horsepower in the past few days. Despite its age, it started in a vibrant manner, and the engine continued to spin to the red line, as free as it was then. Although this new car is very modern, it has 121 horsepower, six gears to use, and it reduces power more cleanly, so it’s not surprising that it won. But surprisingly, the old city ended up being only one second slower than the new city, which in itself is a commendable feat.

Honda City (1st generation) and Honda City (5th generation)
Honda City (1st generation) Honda City (5th generation)
engine 1.5 Gasoline 1.5 Gasoline
power 107 horsepower 121 horsepower
Gearbox 5-speed MT 6-speed MT
time 17.965 seconds 16.902 seconds
position 2 1

Unusual suspect

BMW 220i and Audi Q2

These are two unique products in the entry-level luxury space-one is a sedan and the other is a compact SUV. Both use 190-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbo gasoline engines.Front-wheel drive BMW has start control, but Q2The excellent quattro all-wheel drive helps Audi better put down its power and take the lead.This 220i Due to its powerful high-end performance, it did bring Audi closer to the finish line, but the Q2 won with a quarter mile time of 14.951 seconds, compared to 15.211 seconds for the 220i.

BMW 220i and Audi Q2
BMW 220i Audi Q2
engine 2.0 Turbo gasoline 2.0 Turbo gasoline
power 192 horsepower 190 horsepower
Gearbox 7-speed DCT 7-speed DCT
time 15.211 seconds 14.951 seconds
position 2 1

Old man

Fiat 1100 Vs HM Ambassador

Just for fun, we put these two Indian hardcores on a tow, adding another dimension to the ongoing debate between Indian oil giants for decades-Fiat is still an ambassador. The Fiat 1100 in question uses a 40-year-old rally engine with high-lift cams, larger pistons and high compression heads. On the other hand, the MK4 Ambassador is in its original factory state. Their respective owners are all behind the wheel, their feet welded to the floor, and are equally determined to win. Although the lightweight Fiat 1100 led the way, it was the ambassador who eventually crossed the finish line with its power and displacement advantages. With a timing of more than 24 seconds, these two cars are the slowest cars we have encountered on OurDrag Day so far, but it is indeed a sight to see them competing in the 402m resistance zone.

Fiat 1100 Vs HM Ambassador
Fiat 1100 British ambassador
engine 1.1 Gasoline 1.8 Gasoline
power 50hp (standard) 60 horsepower
Gearbox 4-speed MT 4-speed MT
time 24.921 seconds 24.273 seconds
position 2 1

Ode to the whole city

Mahindra Thar VS Tata Nexon EV

Literally, the only common factor between the two is their price. One is a four-wheel drive off-road vehicle with high fuel consumption, and the other is a green all-electric family car.As we all know, electric cars produce the maximum torque from the beginning, so people will imagine Nexans electric car Going offline will be faster, but Tal Surprised us. Due to dumping a large amount of fuel into its cylinders at full throttle, this gasoline automatic off-road vehicle propelled itself to a leading position. With strong performance, Mahindra kept the lead until halfway through, Nexon EV whistled quietly. EV continues to provide full maximum torque and a more aerodynamic shape that led to its victory. This was a game no one asked for, but it ended up being one of the most exciting matches in the event.

Mahindra Thar VS Tata Nexon EV
Mahindra Tal Tata Nexon EV
engine 2.0 gasoline engine 30.2kWh battery
power 152 horsepower 129 horsepower
Gearbox 6-speed AT 1 speed AT
time 17.107 seconds 16.842 seconds
position 2 1
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