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Renault Kwid vs Maruti Alto K10 vs Datsun Go vs Hyundai Eon

Motor Trend India logo Motor Trend India 03-10-2015

Renault has launched the much awaited Kwid in our market which is set to shake things up in its segment as it locks horns with its prime rivals such as Alto K10, Datsun Go and Hyundai Eon. How does it stand against its competitors is what this article all about. Let us compare them in detail to give you a clear picture.

Dimensions

The new Kwid looks like the biggest car here thanks to its mini SUV styling which makes it one of the most attractive cars in its segment. The Kwid measures 3679mm in length and 1579mm in width while its major rival Alto K10 measures 3545mm in length and 1490mm in width. The Go is the only biggest car here in terms of body dimensions as it is 106mm longer and 56mm wider than Kwid whereas the Eon is the smallest of all with a length and width of 3495mm and 1550mm respectively.

The Kwid has the highest ground clearance of 180mm while the Alto stands at 160mm high while the Go and Eon share their ground clearance of 170mm. The Kwid has a wheelbase of 2422mm which is 62mm and 42mm longer than K10 and Eon respectively while the Go has an even longer wheelbase of 2450mm. The Kwid is the lightest in its segment as it weighs 669kg while the K10, Go and Eon weighs 755kg, 769kg and 725kg respectively.

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Renault Kwid Rear Three Quarter © Provided by MotorTrend India Renault Kwid Rear Three Quarter Engine

All cars are powered by 3-cylinder petrol engines. The Kwid uses an all new 799cc petrol engine which has a power and torque output of 53bhp and 72Nm and comes standard with a five-speed manual gearbox. The K10 and Go have similar power output of 67bhp as K10 is powered by a 1.0L petrol engine while the Go has a 1.2L petrol engine. The Eon has two engine options; one is 800ccc, 55bhp engine and second is a more powerful 1.0L, 68bhp engine. All cars come standard with five-speed manual gearbox while the K10 has an advantage of having a 5-speed AMT gearbox. The Kwid also happens to be the most fuel efficient petrol car in India with a mileage of 25.17km/ltr while the Alto comes second with its mileage of 24km/ltr followed by Eon and Go with a mileage of 21.1km/ltr and 20.6km/ltr.

Maruti Alto K10 Handling © Provided by MotorTrend India Maruti Alto K10 Handling Features

All cars feature front power windows, power steering, A.C with heater, manual central locking, and optional driver side airbag, ORVMs on both sides and 12V accessory socket. The K10 and Eon feature 2-Din audio system while the Go has the mobile docking station but the biggest surprise is Kwid which features a first in class 7 inch touch screen audio system with Bluetooth connectivity and navigation.

Hyundai Eon 1.0L vs. Datsun Go vs. Maruti Celerio © Provided by MotorTrend India Hyundai Eon 1.0L vs. Datsun Go vs. Maruti Celerio

Price

The entry level variant of Kwid is priced at INR 2.57lakhs while its top variant is priced at INR 3.53lakhs which makes it the most affordable car in this competition. The pricing for K10, Go and Eon starts from INR 3.20lakhs, INR 3.24laksh and INR 3.11lakhs respectively. The top variants of all these three cars are also costlier than Kwid and are priced at INR 4.02lakhs, 4.20lakhs and INR 4.10lakhs respectively. Now you have to say Renault have gone for the kill and have done everything right with the Kwid right down to the killer pricing which does make it an unbeatable package. The Alto, especially in K10 guise has the advantage of an AMT automatic option, a bigger engine plus the Maruti sales and service network but still beyond that the Kwid has got to be the biggest nightmare to its competition and we will not be surprised if Kwid brings in massive numbers from now on.

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Words- Nitesh Sharma and Somnath Chatterjee

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