Renault India has just launched the much awaited more powerful Renault Kwid 1.0L, named as the Kwid 1.0 SCe on 22nd August 2016. The Kwid has been receiving overwhelming response ever since it’s launch in India and is Renault’s new game changer after its Duster SUV. Formerly, with its 800 cc engine the Kwid was at par with only Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 and Hyundai Eon, but now with its larger engine, the new Renault Kwid 1.0L also fights the Maruti Alto K10 and Hyundai Eon 1.0.
Take a look at how the newly launched Renault Kwid 1.0 SCe stacks up against its popular competitors:
Design & Dimensions
Design-wise, the new Renault Kwid 1.0L version retains the same styling. However, it does get some exterior design updates to mark it apart from the 800 cc version. The car gets larger dual tone electrically adjustable wing mirrors in silver & black shades, chequered flag patterned decals on its sides and the 1.0 logo. The Kwid flaunts the same SUV-like stance, its primary draw point, while the Alto K10 has been attracting masses with its neat and practical design and the Eon has been one of most attractively designed car in the segment. The Kwid is a larger car than than the Alto K10 and Eon in terms of length and width, but the Eon with its tallboy design is taller than the Kwid.
When dimensions are concerned, the Kwid is 3679 mm long, 1579 mm wide and 1478 mm tall and sits on a 2422 mm wheelbase.
The new Renault Kwid 1.0L comes powered by a new 999 cc, 3-cylinder petrol mill that is paired to a 5 speed manual transmission. The engine generates 67 bhp of power and 91 Nm of torque as against the power figures of the 800 cc Kwid’s 54 hp and 72 Nm. The Alto K10 is equipped with a 998 cc 3-cylinder motor with a 5 speed transmission offering 67 bhp and 90 Nm. The Eon 1.0 gets a 998 cc Kappa petrol mill delivering 68 bhp and 94 Nm. The Kwid is also much lighter than its two prominent rivals with highest power to weight ratio which makes it more powerful.
The Kwid offers great features despite being an entry-level hatchback. It offers 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, all-digital instrument cluster, keyless entry, dual front airbags, ABS and centre locking system. The Eon 1.0 offers two-tone interiors, 2-din music system and internally adjustable side mirrors, while the Alto K10 features a dual tone interiors, front fog lights and driver’s side airbag.
The new Renault Kwid 1.0L model has launched with a price range of Rs. 3.82 – 3.95 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the two trims RXT and RXT(O), respectively. The Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 comes with a price range of Rs. 3.49 – 4.39 lakhs (ex-showroom, Mumbai) for the various trims and fuel type, hile the Hyundai Eon 1.0 comes in two trims with a price tag of Rs 4.59 – 4.70 lakhs, respectively.