Mahindra XUV700 vs Hyundai Alcazar vs Tata Safari vs MG Hector Plus: Engine specifications compared
With the XUV700 finally unveiled by Mahindra with their brand new logo, the wait is finally over. The XUV700 will take on the likes of the Hyundai Creta iteration, the Hyundai Alcazar, the competition from Tata Motors and MG comes in the form of the new Safari and the Hector Plus respectively. As the competition in this 3-row segment does heat up, here's a detailed comparison of the engines of each of these vehicles.
XUV700 Vs Hyundai Alcazar Vs Tata Safari Vs MG Hector Plus Diesel Engines
The XVU700 comes with 2 litre turbo-charged engine that will make 184PS and 420 Nm/450 Nm depending on the transmission of your choice. The Hyundai Alcazar will come powered by the same 1.5-litre diesel motor as seen in the Creta. It makes the same 115PS and 250 Nm here which puts it at a significant deficit to the Stellantis-sourced 2.0-litre unit seen in both the Tata Safari and the MG Hector Plus. This motor puts out 172PS and 350Nm in both SUVs. The Hector Plus is the only one to not come with a diesel-automatic variant. Incidentally, both the Safari and the Alcazar share versions of the same six-speed torque converter. All three get a six-speed manual option as well.
XUV700 Vs Hyundai Alcazar Vs Tata Safari Vs MG Hector Plus Petrol Engines
The XUV700 will feature a 2 litre turbo petrol which will produce a colossal 200PS and 380 Nm of torque, making it the most powerful in the segment by a good margin. The Tata Safari doesn't come with a petrol engine option as of now, although rumours suggest as 1.5-litre turbo is in the works. The MG Hector Plus is already offered with a 1.5-litre turbo petrol that puts out 143PS and 250Nm. MG Motor India also offers a mild-hybrid version of this engine. Bucking the current trend, the Hyundai Alcazar is set to be offered with a new 2.0-litre naturally aspirated petrol motor. This is a development of the engine found in the Elantra and puts out 169PS and 191 Nm.
As for gearboxes, there is a wide selection on offer here. The Hyundai Alcazar will come with a six-speed manual or a six-speed torque converter while the MG Hector Plus can be had with a six-speed manual, a seven-speed DCT or a newly added CVT.
XUV700 Vs Hyundai Alcazar Vs Tata Safari Vs MG Hector Plus Prices
The XUV700 is expected to start from around Rs 15 lakh and upwards. Prices for the MG Hector start from Rs 13.86 lakh and go up to Rs 19.81 lakh. The Tata Safari is dearer with its diesel-only engine choice, starting at Rs 14.69 lakh and going up to Rs 21.45 lakh. Prices for the Hyundai Alcazar are not known yet but we expect it to come at a Rs 1 to 1.5 lakh premium over the Creta. This should put it between Rs 11 to 19 lakh.
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