The Datsun Redi Go, launched in June 2016, will soon get a 1000cc version. The Redi Go 1000cc will rival the Maruti Alt0 K10 and the Hyundai Eon. However, the biggest rival to the upcoming 1.0-litre Redi Go is its own French cousin, the Renault Kwid 1.0. With the Datsun Redi Go 1000ccc launch less than a month away, the Kwid 1.0 might have enough reason to worry. The two cars might share the same platform, engine and specifications, but there is still a lot that sets them apart. (We drove the Redi Go 800cc last year and you can check out the Redi Go Test Drive Review HERE). And in this story, we compare the two 1.0-litre cousins in our Datsun Redi Go 1000cc vs Renault Kwid 1.0 comparison post. Check it out –
The Renault Kwid was launched here in mid-2015 and has been performing really well on the sales charts since. Even the 1000cc model, which came in last year, has garnered a very positive response. The Kwid’s selling point is its SUV-inspired design that lends it a rugged look. This makes Kwid an attractive proposition for SUV-hungry car buying lot of India. However, with the launch of the Redi Go, we saw some prospective buyers of the Kwid heading to its Japanese cousin instead. The 1000cc Redi Go might further dent the sales performance of the Kwid. Read on for our Datsun Redi Go 1000cc vs Renault Kwid 1.0 comparison to know why we feel so.
Datsun Redi Go 1000cc vs Renault Kwid 1.0 Price
|Redi Go 1000cc||₹ 3.5 Lakh – ₹ 3.8 Lakh|
|Kwid 1.0||₹ 3.57 Lakh – ₹ 4.2 Lakh|
The shock pricing of the Renault Kwid has been further undercut by the Redi Go! At a starting price of ₹ 2.39 Lakh, the Redi Go seems to be an irresistible proposition. This is something we expect even from the 1000cc Redi Go. Thanks to heavy localisation, Datsun has been able to keep prices ultra low. Even with a lower price, spec-for-spec, the two are almost evenly matched and the only difference arises out of the design. The base model of the 1.0-litre Redi Go should cost roughly ₹ 3.5 Lakh.
Datsun Redi Go Video Review
Datsun Redi Go 1000cc vs Renault Kwid 1.0 Specifications
|Datsun Redi Go 1000cc||Renault Kwid 1.0|
|Engine Type/ Displacement||1000cc, 3-cylinder, Petrol||1000cc, 3-cylinder, Petrol|
|Power||67 BHP||67 BHP|
|Torque||91 Nm||91 Nm|
|Transmission||5-speed MT; AMT||5-speed MT; AMT|
|Mileage||24 KMPL (expected)||24.04 KMPL (ARAI)|
Both cars are powered by the same 1000 cc motor that was first introduced on the Kwid 1.0. Therefore, power and torque figures are identical, and even the mileage figures are the same. Transmission duties are being handled by the same 5-speed Manual unit and the 5-speed AMT that made its debut in this segment on the Kwid 1.0.
Datsun Redi GO 1000cc vs Renault Kwid 1.0 Mileage Comparison
|Datsun Redi GO 1000cc||Renault Kwid 1.0|
|24 KMPL (expected)||24.04 KMPL (ARAI)|
The claimed mileage figures of both these cars should be identical. However, we will have to wait and see if there is any difference in the real world figures. A significant difference in real world mileage is unlikely since both cars share the same engine, transmission and power and torque outputs. However, factors such as kerb weight, gearing and driving style could result in a difference in real world fuel efficiency numbers.
Datsun Redi GO 1000cc vs Renault Kwid 1.0 Dimensions
|Datsun Redi GO 1000cc||Renault Kwid 1.0|
|Length||3,429 mm||3,679 mm|
|Width||1,560 mm||1,579 mm|
|Height||1,541 mm||1,478 mm|
|Wheelbase||2,348 mm||2,422 mm|
|Ground Clearance||185 mm||180 mm|
As evident from the table above, the Datsun redi-GO is marginally shorter and narrower than the Kwid. However, it is taller and sits higher thanks to its class-leading ground clearance of 185 mm. Both care ride on 13 inch wheels.
Datsun Redi Go 1000cc vs Renault Kwid 1.0 Features Comparison
While the base variants of both these cars lack many essential features in order to keep the cost in check, the 1.0-litre models will be available in top trims only. These will have all the basics like power steering, AC, sun visors, and some more. They are even likely to boast of a touchscreen infotainment system that supports navigation. The higher end variants of the Redi Go 1.0-litre model should get- AC, audio system, 2-speakers, power steering.
Datsun Redi GO 1000cc vs Renault Kwid 1.0 Review – Exterior & Interior Design
While the Kwid gets mini-Duster looks, the Redi Go looks a lot different. Make no mistake, for both the cars have crossover-like appearances. However, while the Kwid gets a slightly rugged edge to its design, the Redi Go is sleeker and sharper.
The Kwid gets a decent-looking dashboard and a very sporty instrument console. Space on offer is decent and it suffices for a small family of four adults. The Redi Go, however, is slightly disappointing in this aspect. Its interior, unlike the exterior, is really plain-jane. The dashboard design stands out but the redi-GO misses out on a covered glove compartment and a fancy speedo console. You do get a lot of space which is comparable to what the Kwid offers. It is easily more spacious than the likes of Maruti Alto 800. Even the boot is a lot more spacious than the Alto’s pint-sized boot. Usage of light shades for the cabin makes the interior feel even roomier.
Datsun Redi GO 1000cc vs Renault Kwid 1.0 Colours
The new Datsun Redi Go goes on sale in five colours – White, Lime Green Ruby Red, Gray, Silver.
The Renault Kwid is also available in five colours – Ice Cool White, Fiery Red, Outback Bronze, Moonlight Silver, Planet Grey
Datsun Redi Go vs Renault Kwid Comparison Verdict
It will be very interesting to see how the launch of the Redi GO 1000cc affects the sales of the Kwid 1.0. Although both these cars share the same CMF-A platform, they are very different in terms of looks and probably driving characteristics. Pricing will play a key role, as always. So good chances that the Redi Go 1000cc will dent Kwid 1.0’s sales. Here’s a round up of our Datsun Redi Go vs Renault Kwid comparison.
- Design – The Kwid and Redi Go follow different approaches. However, compared to the Redi-GO the design of the Kwid looks a little conservative.
- Features – Top end variants of the Redi-GO are decently equipped as well equipped. Kwid gets optional touchscreen infotainment system and alloys.
- Specifications – Both cars share the 1.0-litre Petrol unit that made its debut on the Kwid. Power and Torque figures are identical and so is the claimed mileage.
- Price – Beating the Renault Kwid in terms of pricing was not easy but the Redi Go managed to do so. The same trend should follow with the bigger 1000cc models.
2016 Datsun Redi Go Photos
We will, as always, keep you updated regarding the Datsun Redi Go 1000cc price and images. Also, we will update the Datsun Redi Go 1000cc vs Renault Kwid 1.0 comparison as we get our hands on more info. Do let us know what you think of our Datsun Redi Go 1000cc vs Renault Kwid 1.0 comparison via the comments section below.
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