The launch of the Renault Kwid took place around the middle of last year and this seemingly mighty little hatchback from the French car maker created quite a buzz. Sister company Datsun has now launched the Redi-GO in India and both these cars are aimed at India’s largest selling car, the Maruti Alto. The Datsun Redi-GO and the Renault Kwid share the same platform and engine, but they are still very different from each other. In this post here, we will take a look at how these three cars and compare based on essential parameters like looks, price, specs, etc. Read our Renault Kwid vs Datsun Redi-GO vs Wagon R vs Alto K10 vs Datsun Go comparison to find out which of these competent hatchbacks suits your needs the best.
Renault Kwid vs Datsun Redi-GO vs Wagon R vs Alto K10 vs Datsun Go – Price Comparison
|Renault Kwid||Datsun Redi-GO||Maruti Alto K10||Maruti Wagon R||Datsun GO|
|Std.||INR 2.62 lacs||D||INR 2.39 lacs||LX||INR 3.26 lacs||LXi||INR 4.08 lacs||D||INR 3.26 lacs|
|RxE||INR 2.98 lacs||A||INR 2.82 lacs||LXi||INR 3.42 lacs||LXi ABS||INR 4.41 lacs||A||INR 3.52 lacs|
|RxL||INR 3.23 lacs||T||INR 3.09 lacs||LXi (Airbag)||INR 3.46 lacs||VXi||INR 4.34 lacs||A EPS||INR 3.74 lacs|
|RxT||INR 3.57 lacs||T (O)||INR 3.19 lacs||VXi||INR 3.59 lacs||VXi ABS||INR 4.67 lacs||T||INR 3.94 lacs|
|RxT (O)||INR 3.67 lacs||S||INR 3.34 lacs||VXi (O)||INR 3.79 lacs||T (O)||INR 4.14 lacs|
Datsun has managed to undercut the Kwid in terms of pricing by a margin of around 20-30 thousand. This means the Kwid and the Redi-GO are the cheapest offerings among the cars listed here. Maruti’s Wagon R is the most expensive followed by the Alto K10 and Datsun GO, which are evenly matched.
Renault Kwid vs Datsun Redi-GO vs Wagon R vs Alto K10 vs Datsun Go – Features Comparison
Being entry level hatchbacks, these cars aren’t very high on features. All of them get the basic stuff such as air conditioning, front power windows, audio system, etc. However, only the Wagon R gets dual front airbags, all four power windows, and ABS. The Kwid gets unique features such as MediaNAV touchscreen and a digital speedo. However, ABS is not available. The Datsun Redi-GO features an integrated audio unit and LED DRls. The Maruti Wagon R might be the most feature-rich, but it is also most expensive one here.
Also See – Renault Kwid: All You Need to Know
Renault Kwid vs Datsun Redi-GO vs Wagon R vs Alto K10 vs Datsun Go- Specifications Comparison
|Renault Kwid||Datsun Redi-GO||Maruti Alto K10||Maruti Wagon R||Datsun Go|
|Type||0.8 L Petrol||0.8 L Petrol||1.0 L K Series Petrol||1.0 L K Series Petrol||1.2 L Petrol|
|Displacement||796 cc||796 cc||998 cc||998 cc||1198 cc|
|Power||53 bhp||53 bhp||67 bhp||67 bhp||67 bhp|
|Torque||72 Nm||72 Nm||90 Nm||90 Nm||104 Nm|
|Transmission||5-speed manual||5-speed manual||5-speed Manual||5-speed Manual||5-speed Manual|
|Mileage||25.17 kpl||26 kmpl (est.)||24.07 kmpl||20.5 kmpl||20.63 kmpl|
Also See – Renault Kwid Launch Report
The Renault Kwid and the RediGO come with the smallest engine of the lot and is, quite obviously, the least powerful as well. However, as a result of the smaller capacity, both the Kwid and Redi-GO claim best in class fuel efficiency – 25.17 kpl. All cars come with a 5-speed manual transmission. The Maruti Alto K10 and the Wagon R get an optional 5-speed AMT, something even Renault is planning to introduce at a later stage. The Datsun Go gets the biggest engine here, but power output is at par with the Alto and Wagon R.
The Renault Kwid and Redi-GO have the smallest engine and the least amount of power. But they are the most fuel efficient of the lot. Only the Alto K10 gets the option of an automatic transmission.
Renault Kwid vs Datsun Redi-GO vs Wagon R vs Alto K10 vs Datsun Go – Design Comparison
We usually refrain from giving an outright verdict on the looks of a vehicle because that is a matter of personal taste. Still, we think most will agree when we say that the Renault Kwid is easily one of the best-looking cars here. The crossover like appearance, resemblance to the Duster and Captur, all work together very well to give the Kwid a unique identity. The other head-turner here is the Redi-GO. Datsun’s designers did not deviate much from the concept that was showcased a few years back, which means the car gets a very modern exterior ensuring the design will age very well. The Maruti Alto K10 is a step down from the previous model in terms of design. However, it does look better than the Wagon R, whose tall stance and boxy shape isn’t to our liking. As far as the Datsun Go is concerned, while we like how it looks from rear angles, the front is a bit awkwardly designed and looks odd. The interiors of all four hatchbacks are equally matched in terms of design and quality. The Kwid’s interiors get a digital instrument cluster and touchscreen display.
Renault Kwid vs Datsun Redi-GO vs Wagon R vs Alto K10 vs Datsun Go – Verdict
With a really attractive price tag, a spacious cabin and a good ride and handling setup, the Kwid and Redi-GO, offer unbeatable value for money. True, they don’t get the most powerful engine of the lot, but they hold a definite advantage over the rest in terms of price and value for money. However, Renault and Datsun India do not have an answer to Maruti’s bulletproof after-sales network and brand image.
Design – Kwid’s crossover -like styling seems to have won Indian hearts. It will be interesting to see how the market reacts to the Redi-GO’s striking exterior.
Features – Entry-level hatchbacks aren’t really known for their features. The Maruti WagonR is ahead of the rest in this department.
Specifications – The 796 cc engine powering the Kwid and the Redi-GO is the smaller one here. The Datsun GO’s petrol is the biggest in terms of capacity. The Kwid and Redi-GO are among the most fuel-efficient cars on sale in India.
Price – Datsun Redi-GO becomes the cheapest car on sale among the ones mentioned here. Followed closely by the Kwid. Wagon R is the most expensive, but also the most feature rich offering.
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