If you’re a first timer opting for a four-wheeler, there’s much you can choose from. From the trusted household name of Indian automobile industry Maruti Suzuki to other major brands like Hyundai, Tata and more.
There’s another major company that entered the Indian market a few years ago, Renault, the German automobile giants. They have been making rounds with their SUV model named Duster for the past few years, but it’s this new entrant hatchback that caught our eyes.
Here’s a comparison between Renault Kwid and Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 for you. Get behind the wheels, then.
Maruti Suzuki mirrored their Alto model into an Alto K10 with just about anything a hatchback would need. Although termed as an entry level car, this is packed with premium features.
Renault meanwhile busted along this entry level segment with their own offering Kwid. You’d be amazed to see what Renault packs into this small beast. They are one of the of sellers of the bunch currently.
Let’s dwell deep into their specifications.
Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 is packed with a 998 cc 3-cylinder engine under the hood. It peaks a power of 68 PS @6000 RPM with a max torque of 90 Nm @3500 RPM. There’s a 5-speed transmission with a front wheel driveline.
Renault Kwid meanwhile packs a 799cc 3-cylinder engine with a peak power of 54 PS @5678 RPM and a maximum torque of 72 Nm @4386 RPM. It has 5-speed manual transmission with a front wheel driveline.
Renault Kwid comes equipped with a 28 ltr fuel tank with ARAI-certified mileage of 25.17 km/ltr.
Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 meanwhile boats of a fuel tank with 35 ltr capacity, higher than the Kwid from Renault. It has an ARAI-certified mileage of 24.07 km/ltr.
Suspension & Steering
Renault Kwid has a front suspension of Mac Pherson strut with alow er-transverse link. The rear suspension is a twisted beam with coil spring. The steering remains manual for Kwid.
Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 has a gas filled McPherson Strut front suspension and a 3-link rigid axle suspension for rear side. It has a manual steering similar to Kwid with a turning radius of 4.6 meters.
Seating and Boot Space
The seating capacity for both Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 and Renault Kwid is 5 people with 2-seating rows. The number of doors remains 5 for both of them.
The difference does lay hands when the talk of boot space comes front with Renault Kwid having a larger boot space in comparison to Alto K10. If you’re looking for the numbers, then here the one for you, Kwid has a boot capacity of 300 ltr while Alto K10 has 177 ltr of boot capacity.
Dwelling deep into the feature list, we found that Alto K10 is slightly better placed in the amenities segment. It has amanual air conditioner as compared to none in Kwid STD model.
K10 is packed with engine immobilizer and child safety lock whereas Kwid has child safety locks and speed sensor door lock. Kwid also has a seat belt warning feature integrated within.
K10 has all digital instrument cluster with front fog lamps and audio system. K10 meanwhile features audio system into its dashboard.
Price & Variants
Here’re the pricing and variants for Renault Kwid
Renault Kwid Standard – Rs 2.57 lakh
Renault Kwid RXE – Rs 2.88 lakh
Renault Kwid RXL – Rs 3.11 lakh
Renault Kwid RXT – Rs 3.44 lakh
Renault Kwid RXT (O) – Rs 3.53 lakh
Here’s the one for Maruti Suzuki Alto K10
Alto K10 LX- Rs 3.26 lakhs
Alto K10 LXI- Rs 3.42 lakhs
Alto K10 LXI (O)- Rs 3.48 lakhs
Alto K10 VXI- Rs 3.59 lakhs
Alto K10 VXI (O)- Rs 3.79 lakhs
Alto K10 VXI AGS Automatic- Rs 4.05 lakhs
Alto K10 LXI CNG- Rs 4.05 lakhs
Alto K10 VXI AGS (O)- Rs 4.11 lakhs
Alto K10 LXI CNG (O)- Rs 4.11 lakhs
Itching to get behind the wheels of any of these? Go on, make your move.