Datsun Redi Go vs Renault Kwid Comparison

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The Datsun Redi Go, launched in June 2016, is a new model from Nissan-Datsun that has been positioned in the A-segment of Indian car market. Priced ultra competitively at INR 2.39 lakhs for the base model, the Redi Go rivals low-cost cars like the Maruti Alto and the WagonR. However, another direct rival of the Redi Go is its own cousin, the Renault Kwid. With the Datsun Redi Go launch having taken place, the Kwid might have a 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 have already driven the Redi Go and you can check out the Redi Go Test Drive Review HERE. And in this story, we compare the two cousins in our Datsun Redi Go vs Renault Kwid comparison post. Check it out –

datsun redi go vs renault kwid comparison - datsun redi go shares platform with renault kwid

Also See – Redi Go vs Tata Nano | Redi GO vs Maruti Alto | Renault Kwid AMT Automatic

The Renault Kwid was launched here in mid-2015 and has been performing really well on the sales charts since. 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, the Kwid might have a reason to worry. No? Read on for our Datsun Redi Go vs Renault Kwid comparison to know why we feel so.

Datsun Redi Go vs Renault Kwid Price

Renault Kwid vs Datsun Redi Go Price Comparison

Renault Kwid Price* Datsun Redi Go Price*
Base INR 2.57 lacs Datson Redi Go D INR 2.39 Lakhs
RxE INR 2.89 lacs Datson Redi Go A INR 2.82 Lakhs
RxE(O) INR 2.95 lacs Datson Redi Go T INR 3.09 Lakhs
RxL INR 3.11 lacs Datson Redi Go T(O) INR 3.19 Lakhs
RxT INR 3.44 lacs Datson Redi Go S INR 3.34 Lakhs
RxT(O) INR 3.53 lacs

*Ex-Showroom, New Delhi prices

datsun redi go vs renault kwid comparison - datsun redi go shares platform with renault kwid

The shock pricing of the Renault Kwid has been further undercut by the Redi Go! At a starting price of INR 2.39 Lakhs, the Redi Go seems to be an irresistible proposition. Something that will be very hard to beat. Nissan, Datsun’s parent company, and Renault’s partner company was also surprised by the low starting prices of the Kwid. However, thanks to heavy localisation, Datsun has been able to keep prices ultra low. However, spec-for-spec, the two are almost evenly matched and there whatever little difference is there right now will go away eventually as the prices of the redi-GO listed here are introductory.

Datsun Redi Go Video Review

Click HERE for our Redi-GO test drive review

Datsun Redi Go vs Renault Kwid Specifications

Both cars are powered by the same 799 cc motor that was first introduced on the Kwid. 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 unit that is found on the Kwid. Renault showcased the Kwid with a 1.0 L petrol engine at the Auto Expo and it is also expected to find its way to the Redi GO’s lineup in India eventually.

Datsun Redi GoRenault Kwid

Length 3,429mm 3679mm
Width 1,560mm 1579mm
Height 1,541mm 1478mm
Wheelbase 2348 mm 2422mm
Engine capacity 799 cc 799cc
Configuration 3 cylinders, DOHC 4 valves per cylinder 3 cylinders, DOHC 4 valves per cylinder
Power 54 PS 54 PS
Torque 72 Nm 72 Nm
Transmission 5-speed MT 5-speed MT
Tyre size 155/80R13 155/80R13
Boot volume 222 litres 300 litres / 1115 litres when rear seats folded
Fuel tank volume 28 litres 28 litres

Datsun Redi GO vs Renault Kwid Mileage Comparison

New Datsun Redi-GO Renault Kwid
25.17 kpl 25.17 kpl

The claimed mileage figures of both these cars are identical. However, we will have to wait and see if there is any difference in the real world figures. A sigificant 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 riving style could result in a difference in real world fuel efficiency numbers.

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Both cars are powewred by the same 799 cc enigne

Kwid vs Redi Go Dimensions

Renault Kwid Datsun Redi Go
Length 3,679 mm 3,429 mm
Width 1,579 mm 1,560 mm
Height 1,478 mm 1,541 mm
Wheelbase 2,422 mm 2348 mm
Ground Clearance 180 mm 185 mm
Wheel Size 13-inch 13-inch

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 vs Renault Kwid Features Comparison

The base variants of the Kwid lack many essential features in order to keep the cost in check. Basics like power steering, AC, sun visors, etc. However, the top-spec trims have all that and much more. It even boasts of a touchscreen infotainment system that supports navigation. Renault recently added alloy wheels to the options list of the Kwid. The Redi GO follows in the footsteps of the Kwid and misses out on certain features to keep the starting price very low. The higher end variants get the basics- AC, audio system, 2-speakers, power steering. However, Datsun does not offer an optional touchscreen system or alloys with the redi-GO.

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Renault Kwid’s MediaNAV System

Exterior and 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.

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

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It will be very interesting to see how the launch of the Redi GO affects the sales of the sister company Renault’s entry-level hatchback. 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 will dent Kwid’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 800 cc 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 seems to have done the unthinkable!

datsun redi go vs renault kwid comparison

2016 Datsun Redi Go Photos

datsun redi go vs renault kwid comparison

We will, as always, keep you updated regarding the Datsun Redi Go price and images. Also, we will update the Datsun Redi Go vs Renault Kwid comparison as we get our hands on more info. Do let us know what you think of our Datsun Redi Go vs Renault Kwid comparison via the comments section below.

 

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22 COMMENTS

  1. I had a very bad experience on purchase of KWID from renault delhi west
    i booked the car in oct 15. delivery of the car was long delayed
    i wrote many e mails to renault to expedite the delivery but got no response
    finally i was told that car will be delivered by 02 apr but renault failed in its promise
    the car was delivered on 10 apr 16. i was called to reach by 10 at show roon and promised delivery by 12 noon but it was delayed for long and delivery was given in the late hrs of evening thus spoiling my whole day. at the time of delivery car was very dirty. despite many request it was not properly cleaned. it had some scratch marks on the body which were shown to the dealer rep.
    the car had already run for 25 KMS at the time of delivery. it appears that car was not new and run by renault/ dealer before delivery. else how mileage meter show 25 kms. it sud be zero. kindly take back the already run/ second hand car and deliver me new one. the car has many technical issues during running. like noise in clutch, poor pick up, a/c not effective at the occupancy of 5 persons. poor braking, some sound during ignition, high consumption of petrol
    the registration plate has not been delivered till date despite many request and registration certificate also not recd till date although i have been charged for these services. writing e mails to renault is of no use as no response is given. kindly look into the matter and replace the used and defective car at the earliest
    pawan jindal
    9953653177

  2. Mr.pawan
    This is about the 25 km logged at the time of delivery.You should understand that the dealer has to present the car to the RTO for getting registration formalities done which certainly involves some running.

  3. Kwid is a great car. Its AC is perfect.Datsun has a perfect AC. It is also a good car in this segment.Kwid and Datsun’s Redi go has perfect power steering.All things in these car are better than डब्बा cars like Alto 800 and Eon era

  4. Look Guys, Both of the cars kwid as well as redigo providing similar features.
    some problems in them but if u r looking at the price u can ignore those things.
    And if u r looking at the styling they are way far better then the cars present in this segment.

  5. We always want the best but coming to an Indain way we can say
    “BHAI ITNE PASO MAI ITNA HI MILEGA 🙂 :)”
    So keep smiling

  6. I am from Goa and I have done test drive of the Datsun Redi Go and the Renault Kwid. Both are 799 cc and they look different. However, the Kwid in terms of looks and inernal finishing looks far superior. In contrast, the Redi Go is incomplete inside as there are metal is not covered internally. The KWIDs finish is far superior. The Redi Go music system is a joke – even the top end one is junk. Both cars wheels are 3 nuts only reminds me immediately of the nano. I think Redi Go would do well if it looked to complete the car in all respects before putting it out on sale. It looks tacky inside.
    I think the RXL Kwid would be suitable for the price instead of the Redi Go which in Goa is priced same as the KWID. But both cars again are noisy and one will find some vibrations at a lower rpm.
    Overall, I still think more work needs to be done on both the cars to get safety on the crash tests that both failed miserably. Also, recently a customer of a KWID reported his car burnt out due to faulty wiring when the car was stopped for the night. The car needs to be perfect safety wise or else it might not survive the onslaught of the new varients coming through in the new few months from different companies vying for the the micro segment.

  7. This is a good comparison and as expected the Kwid comes out as a winner. this is a great segment for car makers as more customers want to buy entry level hatchbacks than luxury sedans or SUVs. the key will be pricing but people will spend a little more if they get good looks and superior interior quality with more space which Kwid offers. Redi Go is a good effort but due to less pricing it lacks a lot of things like even in top trims you dont have option for touch nav, the car has a not as wide wheel base as Kwid, the maintenance conditions mentioned are absolutely ridiculous as it describes every Indian road condition so the 32% less cost for maintenance claim is not valid. Are we supposed to fly the redi go? These are cars made on the same CMF-A platform but Kwid manages to have an edge since it offers more features, comfort and looks.

  8. I got delivery of my kwid in January 25 from Delhi west and not yet got insurance letter, I called up there around
    100 time they tel we will mail u.but stil I didn’t got..if anybody is here from there and have little bit shame left than send insurance letter soon

  9. 3 nuts wheel R very ridiculous, someone said one nut also works in f1 cars but ” deko uska size” if collecting together it’d more than 20 nuts of redigo. So instead of making nanos line redigo should have either 4 nuts or 3 nuts in bigger size for better safety of cars. For addition or provision of 1 Xtra nut customer ‘d had been to pay rs.100/- extra.

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