After receiving an overwhelming response from the customers for the Renault Kwid with an 800 cc engine, the car manufacturer has finally launched the Kwid with 1.0 L SCe engine. The newly launched Renault Kwid 1.0L SCe carries a price tag of Rs. 3.82 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi for the RXT variant and Rs. 3.95 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi for the RXT (O) trim.
Powering the new Kwid is a 1.0 L, aluminium, DOHC, 3-cylinder, petrol engine that produces 65hp of maximum power and 95Nm of peak torque and is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. It is expected that Renault will launch the AMT gearbox Kwid soon this year that will compete with the Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 with the AGS gearbox.
Not only the Maruti Suzuki Alto K10, the new Renault Kwid 1.0L also rivals against the Hyundai Eon in the segment. Therefore, we have compared the specifications of the Renault Kwid 1.0L with its competitors.
|Specifications||Renault Kwid||Maruti Suzuki Alto K10||Hyundai Eon|
|Maximum Power (Hp @ rpm)||67 @ 5,500||67 @ 6,000||68 @ 6,200|
|Maximim Torque (Nm @ rpm)||91 @ 4,250||90 @ 3,500||94 @ 3,500|
|Transmission||5-speed manual||5-speed manual/AGS||5-speed manual|
|Overall Length (mm)||3679||3545||3515|
|Overall Width (mm)||1579||1490||1500|
|Overall Height (mm)||1478||1475||1510|
|Ground Clearance (mm)||180||160||170|
|Boot Space (L)||300||177||215|
|Price (ex-showroom, Delhi||Rs. 3.82 – Rs. 3.95||Rs. 3.29 – Rs. 4.15||Rs. 4.41 – Rs. 4.55|
Dimensionally, the Kwid has the longest wheelbase of 2,422 mm. This makes the car more spacious and in addition, the Kwid has got 300 L of boot space which makes it convenient to carry more luggage while on the go.All the cars are powered by a 1.0L petrol engine, but out of the three, the Hyundai Eon has more power at 68 hp and 94 Nm of torque. However, the Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 is available in both petrol and CNG fuel type. The Eon gets both petrol and LPG variants but low-availability of gas stations in the country is a major drawback for the LPG customer.
The Alto K10 is priced low then the Kwid and Eon, but miss out on many features in the base variant. The Kwid, on the other hand, is loaded with features like a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with media in-built Navigation, Aux-in, Bluetooth connectivity, dual tone dashboard and an all-digital instrument cluster. The Hyundai Eon gets Climate control system, fog lamps and body coloured door handles and ORVMs. The Datsun redi-Go too could soon join this bandwagon with the same engine powering the Kwid 1.0L SCe.