• Q. What about the performance compared to cars in the same segment - KWID?

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    Zigwheels | 1 year ago

    You can pick between a 0.8-litre or a 1.0-litre engine with the Kwid. While the smaller engine is available with a 5-speed manual only, the latter gives you the option of a 5-speed AMT as well. We’d recommend skipping the 800cc variant altogether, and getting the 1.0-litre version instead. The bigger motor not only feels livelier inside the city, but also doesn’t feel as strained on the highway. There’s the option of the AMT for some convenience as well. Where the 1.0-litre manual took 13.9 seconds to get to 100kmph, the AMT took a yawn-inducing 17.44 seconds. The AMT was also less fuel efficient compared to the manual, returning 16.28kmpl (vs 20kmpl) inside the city, and 19.09kmpl (vs 23.03kmpl) on the highway. It’s a smooth engine with a sprightly low and mid end but suffers from lack of power high up the rev band. You can short shift and stay in a higher gear without losing much speed. It’s not going to be a blast down the highway but the Kwid is quick on its feet nonetheless. The 5-speed manual gearbox is easy to use and the ratios are spaced well for city use. The 1.0 SCe engine never really settles down, though the vibrations are less intrusive once on the move. Progress is smooth from standstill but the engine never feels especially fast. You don’t feel the vibrations in the gear lever that’s an annoying feature in the Alto. The pedals however could do with a bit more play, both the clutch and the brake. The good thing is that the engine doesn’t protest if you keep the accelerator pedal pinned to the floor, with the car gaining speed close to its redline.

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    Indranil | 4 months ago

    Best in small car segments in India

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