Renault Kwid (1.0-litre) SCe vs Maruti Alto K10 vs Hyundai Eon 1.0-litre - Spec Comparison
Like the Maruti Suzuki Alto and Hyundai Eon, the Renault Kwid is now also available in 1.0-litre variants.
“Trending,” a word which perfectly describes the Renault Kwid. This pocket-sized hatch made its global debut in the Indian market on September 24, 2015 and became quite successful. It has an SUV-ish stance, bold looks and a lot of features. The only thing pulling it down (for some) was its lack of power, seeing as how it was driven by the 0.8-litre engine.
Now, Renault has solved this issue by installing a 999cc engine in the same package. Like the Maruti Suzuki Alto and Hyundai Eon, the Renault Kwid is now also available in 1.0-litre variants.
Unlike Maruti, Renault has taken the Hyundai-like route by just installing a new engine in the same body. The cosmetic changes are limited to a silver finish on the ORVMs and chequered flag graphics on the side. Sadly, Renault has not even given alloy wheels to the upgraded car.
The Eon 1.0-litre has slightly different dimensions than the 0.8-litre. Maruti, on the other hand, has launched them as separate cars altogether. Let's find out how these 1.0-litre entries vary on mechanical and physical aspects.
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On paper, the Hyundai Eon turns out to be the most powerful car (69PS, 94Nm) and is closely followed by the Kwid SCe and the Alto K10, respectively. But, as a result, the Eon is also the least fuel efficient of the three. The Maruti Alto K10 leads the fuel efficiency battle (24.07), followed closely by the Kwid. Also, the Alto K10 is the only car in the comparison with an automatic transmission (Auto Gear Shift).
Size wise, the Kwid is the biggest car, both inside and out. It has a massive boot space of 300 litres and a class-leading ground clearance of 180mm. Even in terms of road presence, the Kwid is simply the most dominating design in small entry-level hatchbacks.
In terms of features, the Kwid clearly dominates the three with its touchscreen infotainment system with satellite navigation. Other than that, all three come with front power windows, USB/AUX-in/Radio, internally adjustable ORVMs, and a driver side airbag.
All the three cars are almost similar in their offerings. Where the Kwid has the best overall design and features, the Eon has the most horses under its belt and the Alto K10 is the most efficient. Price wise, the Alto is the least expensive of the lot. The Kwid is priced between its two competitors and comes up as a great alternative.