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Rs. 2.62 to 4.49 lakh
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Renault KWID Comparisons

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Renault KWID Highlights

  • Exterior and Interior
  • Specifications
  • Variants
  • Competitors
  • ZigSays
The Kwid is Renault’s entry into the highly competitive compact hatch segment. To separate it from the crowd, the Kwid takes styling cues from the Renault Duster. The large front grille and side plastic cladding gives the hatch a dash of ruggedness. While the car looks butch from the front and side, the rear styling is more in sync with a hatchback than an SUV. The overall boxy design of the Kwid not only looks good, but also adds to interior space.

The Renault Kwid feels spacious thanks to the long wheelbase that offers decent legroom front and back. The Kwid’s interior space is not just restricted to the passenger cabin. At 300 litres, the Kwid’s boot is the largest in its segment. To put that into perspective, the Volkswagen Polo (which is a segment above) has a boot space of 295 litres. This should be good enough to carry all the luggage needed on a weekend trip. There’s plenty of storage spaces – two glove boxes, bottle holders and cubby holes to store knick-knacks. The digital instrument cluster is also a first in this segment. The top-of- the-line Renault Kwid also comes with a touchscreen entertainment system, which is a first in this segment.
Renault offers the Kwid with two engine options: 799cc and 999cc. The three-cylinder 799cc motor is tuned for city driving. Its lively performance at low and mid revs helps in quick overtaking manoeuvres in traffic. The gear ratios on the 5-speed manual have been optimised for city use, thus leading to better mileage. If you want a bit more performance you can opt for the three-cylinder 999cc engine that offers more oomph and also comes with the convenience of an AMT (automatic manual transmission) as an option.

The Kwid has 12 variants to choose from. The entry level Standard variant costs Rs 2.71 lakh, while the top-of- the-line Climber 1.0 AMT costs Rs 4.55 lakh. If you want the ease of an AMT and a driver’s airbag, the RXT optional AMT is the variant to go for. Sure, it does not have the flashy paintjob of the Climber but you manage to save around Rs 30 thousand. For the money saved, you can either accessorise the RXT or drive 6090km.

Maruti Suzuki Alto: This hatchback from Maruti Suzuki comes with similar engine options as the Renault Kwid. On the design front, the Alto feels dated but then it has its strong points as well. It offers bulletproof reliability, wide dealer network and affordable running costs.

Hyundai Eon: A stylish hatch, the Eon comes with Hyundai’s Fluidic Sculpture design theme. Being a Hyundai, it offers solid reliability and lower cost of ownership. The two engines on offer are of similar specifications as the competition. But unlike the Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 and the Renault Kwid 1.0L, the Eon 1.0L Kappa does not come with AMT as an option.

Datsun Redi-GO: The Redi-GO shares its engines with the Renault Kwid minus the AMT option. The Redi-GO’s one box design looks modern and the DRL (daytime running lights) give the hatch a premium look. Other noteworthy feature here is the keyless entry for the top variant.

The Kwid has made budget hatchbacks cool, but not at the expense of practicality. It is surprisingly spacious, very well equipped and handles bad roads well too. Only serious miss is the lack of ABS. Still, gotta love it.

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