Renault Kwid AMT vs Maruti Celerio AMT

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Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. introduced the India public to the AMT with the launch of the Celerio. This technology subsequently found its way into cars from other manufacturers including Tata, Renault, and Mahindra. Soon, Renault will launch a new variant of the Kwid armed with a 1.0 L engine and a 5-speed AMT. So, both the Celerio AMT and Kwid AMT sport a 1.0 L Petrol engine and a 5-speed AMT. In this Renault Kwid AMT vs Maruti Celerio AMT post here we compare the two based on specifications, price, mileage and more. Read on.

Renault Kwid AMT vs Maruti Celerio AMT Comparison Price, Specs

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Renault Kwid AMT vs Maruti Celerio AMT Price Comparison

As they belong to separate segments, there will be a significant price gap between the prices of the Kwid AMT and Celerio AMT. However, with both cars being driven by a 1.0 L petrol and top-end variants of the Kwid packing decent features, it could turn out to be a more sensible alternative to the Celerio.

Renault Kwid AMT* Maruti Celerio AMT^
RxE AMT INR 3.50 lacs LXi AMT INR 4.50 – 4.71 lacs
RxL AMT INR 4.00 lacs VXi AMT INR 4.81 – 5.01 lacs
RxT AMT INR 4.40 lacs ZXi AMT INR 5.11 – 5.24 lacs

^ex-showroom, Delhi price

*estimated ex-showroom, Delhi price

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Renault Kwid AMT vs Maruti Celerio AMT Specifications Comparison

Renault Kwid AMT Maruti Celerio AMT
Engine Type/ Displacement 1.0 L Petrol 1.0 L Petrol
Power 65 bhp (est.) 67 bhp
Torque 85 Nm (est.) 90 Nm
Top Speed -NA- -NA-
Acceleration (0-100 km/h) -NA- -NA-
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed AMT 5-speed AMT
Mileage 23 kpl (estimated) 23.1 kpl (claimed)

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As we mentioned earlier, both cars are powered by a 1.0 L petrol engine. Specifications of the one powering the Kwid are not known yet. We expect them to be similar to that of the Celerio’s, which is the same engine that also powers the Alto K10. Kwid AMT will be lighter and hence, could be more fuel efficient than the Celerio AMT.

Renault Kwid AMT vs Maruti Celerio AMT Comparison Price, Specs renault-kwid-easy-r-amt-auto-expo-2016
Kwid AMT will feature a 1.0 L Petrol engine

Renault Kwid AMT vs Maruti Celerio AMT Dimensions

  Renault Kwid AMT Maruti Celerio AMT
Length x Width x Height 3679 x 1579 x 1478 mm 3600 x 1600 x 1560 mm
Wheelbase 2422 mm 2425 mm
Kerb Weight ~ 800 kg 810 kg
Wheel Type and Size 13-inch steel rims 14-inch steel rims
Boot Space 300 L 235 L

The Kwid might be dimensionally smaller than the Celerio, but it still packs a massive 300 L boot space.

Renault Kwid AMT vs Maruti Celerio AMT Mileage Comparison

  Renault Kwid AMT Maruti Celerio AMT
Petrol 23 kpl (est.) 23.1 kpl

Don’t be surprised if the Kwid manages to trump the Celerio in terms of fuel mileage. The one with the 800 cc motor delivers 25.17 kpl overall. Maruti is claiming a mileage of 23.1 kpl for the Celerio AMT. AMT’s don’t tend to have a major negative impact on fuel mileage.

Renault Kwid AMT vs Maruti Celerio AMT Features Comparison

Renault Kwid AMT Maruti Celerio AMT
Air Conditioner Type Manual Manual
Power Windows Yes Yes (4)
Central Locking Yes Yes
Steering Audio Controls Yes Yes
Audio System Yes (Touchscreen) Yes (2-DIN)
Airbags Yes (1) Yes (2)
ABS No Yes

The features mentioned here are based on the current variants of the Kwid. This being a 1.0 L version could get additional features such as airbags, ABS, four power windows, etc. Kwid gets a touchscreen infotainment system, something the Celerio doesn’t.

Renault Kwid AMT vs Maruti Celerio AMT Design Comparison

Renault Kwid’s design seems to be a big hit with the Indian car buying lot. The crossover-like exterior has worked very well for the Kwid. It certainly is a good looking car, no doubt. On the other hand, Maruti has clearly played it very safe with the exteriors of the Celerio. The design won’t turn as many heads as the Kwid’s will, but it will appeal to a wider range of audience.

On the inside, Kwid gets a centrally mounted touchscreen infotainment system and an all black colour scheme. It also gets a digital speedo. The Celerio comes with a well-laid-out dashboard finished in black and beige. Since it is a more expensive offering, quality levels are also better.

Renault Kwid AMT vs Maruti Celerio AMT Comparison – Verdict

The Renault Kwid and the Maruti Celerio are already very popular products. The addition of a bigger engine and automatic variants to the Kwid’s lineup will only help enhance its appeal. We will have to wait for the price and performance of the Kwid AMT in order to pass judgement on the Renault Kwid AMT vs Maruti Celerio AMT battle.

  • Price – Renault Kwid will definitely be cheaper than the Maruti Celerio AMT. But it is smaller and could be less feature rich as well.
  • Specifications – Both cars come with a 1.0 L petrol engine and 5-speed AMT combination.
  • Features – Celerio belongs to a different segment and hence, will be more feature laden. However, we’re not sure exactly what features will find their way into the Kwid yet.
  • Design – Both these cars are very popular products and this indicates that people haven’t taken issue with their looks. Kwid AMT will look exactly the same as the current 800 cc model.

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