Datsun Redi Go 1000cc vs Renault Kwid 1.0 Comparison

The Datsun Redi Go, launched in June 2016, has finally got a 1000cc version. The Redi Go 1000cc will rival the Maruti Alto 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 a few days away, the Kwid 1.0 might have enough reason to worry about. The two cars will 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 –

datsun redi go 1000cc vs renault kwid 1.0 comparison - datsun redi go shares platform with renault kwid

Also See- Datsun Redi Go 1000cc Test Drive Review

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.

Also See – Datsun Redi Go 1000cc vs Redi Go 800cc | Datsun Redi Go 1000cc vs Maruti Alto K10

Datsun Redi Go 1000cc vs Renault Kwid 1.0 Price

Redi Go 1000cc₹ 3.57 Lakh – ₹ 3.72 Lakh
Kwid 1.0₹ 3.57 Lakh – ₹ 4.2 Lakh

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

Both the cars are even matched here. Prices of the entry-level variants of both the cars start at ₹ 3.57 Lakh. The top-end Redi Go 1000cc costs ₹ 3.72 Lakh as against  ₹ 4.2 Lakh for the Kwid 1.0. However, the top-end Kwid 1.0 gets an AMT variant.

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Datsun Redi Go Video Review

Click HERE for our Redi-GO test drive review

Datsun Redi Go 1000cc vs Renault Kwid 1.0 Specifications

Datsun Redi Go 1000ccRenault Kwid 1.0
Engine Type/ Displacement1000cc, 3-cylinder, Petrol1000cc, 3-cylinder, Petrol
Power67 BHP67 BHP
Torque91 Nm91 Nm
Transmission 5-speed MT5-speed MT; AMT
Mileage22.5 KMPL (ARAI)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, but the mileage figures are different and favour the Kwid 1.0. Transmission duties are being handled by the a 5-speed Manual unit on Redi Go 1000cc while the Kwid 1.0 gets an additional 5-speed AMT option too.

Datsun Redi GO 1000cc vs Renault Kwid 1.0 Mileage Comparison

Datsun Redi GO 1000ccRenault Kwid 1.0
22.5 KMPL (ARAI)24.04 KMPL (ARAI)

The claimed mileage figures of both these cars is not identical. A significant difference in real world mileage is a result of the Kwid getting an AMT transmission while the redi Go has a 5-speed manual. Also, factors such as kerb weight, gearing and driving style will result in a difference in real world fuel efficiency numbers.

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Both cars will have the same 1.0-litre engine

Datsun Redi GO 1000cc vs Renault Kwid 1.0 Dimensions

Datsun Redi GO 1000ccRenault Kwid 1.0
Length3,429 mm3,679 mm
Width1,560 mm1,579 mm
Height1,541 mm1,478 mm
Wheelbase2,348 mm2,422 mm
Ground Clearance185 mm180 mm
Wheel Size13-inch13-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 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 and power steering. However, there is no touchscreen infotainment unit on offer on redi Go 1000cc.

datsun redi go vs renault kwid comparison -renault kwid touchscreen music system
Renault Kwid’s MediaNAV System

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 1000cc vs Renault Kwid 1.0 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. 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 but mileage is where Kwid 1.0 has the edge.
  • Price -Both the cars are evenly matched here.

datsun redi go vs renault kwid comparison

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.