Renault India has launched the 1000cc variants of the Kwid hatchback. So far, the car has done a good job of taking the fight to the Maruti Alto. With the launch of the Kwid 1.0 L with AMT, Renault will be able to take the fight to the Alto K10 and its automatic variants. Another rival to the Kwid 1000cc will be the Hyundai Eon. Although the Eon is available with a choice of 814cc and 998cc engines, pricing of the Kwid 1000cc is closer to the 1.0 L variants of the Eon. We pit these cars against each other in Renault Kwid 1000cc vs Alto K10 vs Eon comparison.

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Renault Kwid 1000cc vs Alto K10 vs Eon Price Comparison

Renault Kwid 1000cc^ Maruti Alto K10^ Hyundai Eon^
Renault Kwid 1.0 RxT Rs. 3.83 lakhs Maruti Alto K10 LX Rs. 3.26 lakhs Hyundai Eon D-Lite Rs. 3.26 lakhs
Renault Kwid 1.0 RxT(O) Rs. 3.96 lakhs Maruti Alto K10 LXi Rs. 3.42 lakhs Hyundai Eon D-Lite+ Rs. 3.52 lakhs
Maruti Alto K10 LXi Airbag Rs. 3.48 lakhs Hyundai Eon D-Lite+ Airbag Rs. 3.62 lakhs
Maruti Alto K10 VXi Rs. 3.59 lakhs Hyundai Eon Era+ Rs. 3.66 lakhs
Maruti Alto K10 VXi (O) Rs. 3.79 lakhs Hyundai Eon Era+ Airbag Rs. 3.76 lakhs
Maruti Alto K10 VXi AMT Rs. 4.05 lakhs Hyundai Eon Magna+ Rs. 3.97 lakhs
Maruti Alto K10 VXi AMT Airbag Rs. 4.11 lakhs Hyundai Eon Magna+ Airbag Rs. 4.07 lakhs
Hyundai Eon Sportz Rs.4.26 lakhs
Hyundai Eon 1.0 Magna Airbag Rs. 4.40 lakhs
Hyundai Eon 1.0 Magna(O) Airbag Rs. 4.50 lakhs

^ex-showroom Delhi price

The Kwid 1.0 is only available in the top-end RxT and RxT(O) trims. They are costlier than the 800cc variants by just Rs. 22,000. Hyundai Eon 1.0 variants are the most expensive here. AMT variants of the Alto K10 start at Rs. 4.05 lakhs.

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Renault Kwid 1000cc vs Alto K10 vs Eon Specifications Comparison

Renault Kwid 1000cc Maruti Alto K10 Hyundai Eon
Engine Type/ Displacement 1.0 L Petrol 1.0 L Petrol 0.8 L/1.0 L Petrol
Power 67 bhp 67 bhp 55 bhp/68 bhp
Torque 91 Nm 90 Nm 75 Nm/94 Nm
Transmission (Gearbox) 5-speed manual/5-speed AMT 5-speed manual/5-speed AMT 5-speed manual
Mileage 23.01 kpl (claimed) 24.07 kpl (claimed) 21.1 kpl/20.3 kpl (claimed)

Powering the Kwid is a new 1.0 L SCe Petrol mill. Power and torque figures are 67 bhp and 91 Nm respectively. Transmission duties are handled by a 5-speed manual, which will be joined by a 5-speed automatic (AMT) later on. Maruti Alto K10 gets a 998cc petrol engine with a choice of either a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed AMT unit. Maruti claims a mileage of 24.07 kpl for the manual and automatic versions. Hyundai Eon is powered by an 814 cc petrol engine churning out 55 bhp and 75 Nm of power and torque respectively. The 1.0 L variants get a 998cc engine that produces 68 bhp and 94 Nm. Both engines get a 5-speed manual transmission. No automatic gearbox on offer.

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Renault Kwid 1000cc vs Alto K10 vs Eon Mileage Comparison

Renault Kwid 1000cc Maruti Alto K10 Hyundai Eon
Mileage 23.01 KMPL 24.07 KMPL 21.1 KMPL

Maruti is claiming an overall fuel efficiency of 24.07 kpl for the Alto K10 manual as well as AMT variants. 1000cc variant of the Kwid has a claimed mileage of 23.01 kpl. Renault Kwid AMT is expected to be as efficient as the manual version. Hyundai Eon’s fuel mileage stands at 21.1 kpl.

Renault Kwid 1000cc vs Alto K10 vs Eon Dimensions

Renault Kwid 1000cc Maruti Alto K10 Hyundai Eon
Length x Width x Height 3679 x 1579 x 1478 mm 3545 x 1490 x 1475 mm 3495 x 1550 x 1500 mm
Wheelbase 2422 mm 2360 mm 2380 mm
Kerb Weight 700 kg 755 kg 720 kg
Wheel Type and Size 13-inch steel rims/13 inch alloys 13-inch steel rims 13-inch steel rims
Boot Space 300 L 177 L 215 L

The Renault Kwid is the biggest car here in terms of dimensions. It boasts a relatively massive 300 L boot. A kerb weight of around 700 kg should help fuel efficiency.

Renault Kwid 1000cc vs Alto K10 vs Eon Features Comparison

The top end RxT(O) trim of Renault Kwid gets touchscreen AVN, driver airbag, aircon, etc. Based on the features list of the RxT(O) trim of the current Kwid, all three cars are similarly equipped. All three come with just one airbag and no ABS.

Renault Kwid 1000cc Maruti Alto K10 Hyundai Eon
Air Conditioner Type Manual Manual Manual
Power Windows Yes (2) Yes (2) Yes (2)
Central Locking Yes Yes (with key) Yes
Steering Audio Controls No No No
Audio System Yes (Touchscreen) Yes (2-DIN) Yes (2-DIN)
Airbags Yes (1) Yes (1) Yes (1)
ABS No No No

Renault Kwid 1000cc vs Alto K10 vs Eon Design Comparison

Kwid’s SUV-inspired exteriors have had a major role in the popularity of the car. The 1000cc variants do not get any major styling updates apart from additional decals and silver finish ORVMs. Maruti Alto K10’s design does not give too much to complain about. It looks good from and should please most buyers. Hyundai Eon, without a doubt, boasts the flashiest exterior among the three. Certain design elements are a bit over the top and tiny 13-inch wheels spoil the overall look.

Hyundai Eon’s cabin feels a notch above the rest in terms of design and quality. However, it isn’t very spacious. The highlights of the Kwid’s interiors are the touchscreen infotainment system, digital speedo, and the 300 L boot. Maruti has given the Alto K10 a black beige cabin with silver highlights. It has the smallest boot among the three cars here.

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Renault Kwid 1000cc vs Alto K10 vs Eon Comparison – Verdict

Initial impressions suggest the upcoming Kwid 1000cc ticks all the right boxes to take on the Alto K10 and Hyundai Eon. Pricing is also attractive and very competitive.

  • Price – Renault Kwid 1000cc slightly more expensive than Alto K10 in terms of pricing, but offers more features. Hyundai Eon a bit expensive.
  • Specifications – All three hatchbacks get 1000cc engines. However, Eon’s 1.0 L variants are expensive. Alto K10 gets optional 5-speed AMT gearbox. Kwid will get AMT in the coming months.
  • Features – Renault Kwid 1000cc comes with additional features giving it an edge over the other two.
  • Design – Design is a matter of personal taste. Kwid’s SUV-like exteriors make it more appealing to the general public.

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