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Renault Kwid vs. Maruti Alto 800 vs. Hyundai Eon

Renault Kwid vs. Maruti Alto 800 vs. Hyundai Eon
Paarth Powale
Written by Paarth Powale

The Renault Kwid has been launched in India at a fantastic price tag, at par with India’s largest selling product – the Maruti Suzuki Alto.

With SUV-like design, the Kwid surely plans to disrupt the entry-level hatchback space. But will budget buyers ditch the ‘Maruti Suzuki’ peace of mind for something that’s fresh but from an emerging brand? Time will tell…

Let’s have a quick specs comparo to find out who stands where, at least on paper:

Renault Kwid Maruti Alto 800 Hyundai Eon
 
Engine (PETROL) 799cc 796cc 814cc
No. of cylinders 3-cylinder 3-cylinder 3-cylinder
Power 54 BHP 47 BHP 54 BHP
Torque 72 NM 69 NM 74.5 NM
Gearbox 5-speed Manual 5-speed Manual 5-speed Manual
Fuel Efficiency 25.17 kmpl 22.74 kmpl 21.1 kmpl
Wheelbase (mm) 2422 mm 2364 mm 2385 mm
Dimensions (LxWxH) 3679 x 1579 x 1478 3395 x 1490 x 1475 3495 x 1550 x 1490
Boot Spcae 300 Liters 177 Liters 215 Liters
Gorund clearence 180 160 21
Fuel capacity 40 Liters 43 liters 43 liters
Price in INR lakhs (ex-Showroom Delhi) 2.56 – 3.53 2.52 – 3.47 3.1 – 4.13

Talk about picking up a fight with Maruti Suzuki in their very own territory.

Not only does Renault offer a far, far better looking product at the same price as the Maruti Suzuki Alto 800. But it beats the segment king even in the fuel efficiency department which has been Maruti’s core focus for decades.

Interesting times ahead in the A-segment…