Meet the other contenders the new Renault Kwid 1.0 will have to take on
The one litre engine takes on a different flavour in cars of different shapes and sizes. We pick out the three champs that can compete with the Kwid 1.0.
Clearly the direct competitor to the Kwid, the Alto has maintained its spot as India’s top-selling car. With a power of 67.1 bhp squeezed out from the capable 998cc engine and fuel efficiency of 24.1 kmpl, the Alto K10 is a fine balance of economy, low maintenance and performance. Add to that Maruti’s service network and it makes it a clear winner in this segment. `3.39 lakh (ex-showroom, Chennai). Details: marutisuzuki.com
Tata Tiago Revotorq
While Tata offers the more popular 1.2 litre Revotron engine with the Tiago, the Revotorq option is a 1,047cc unit—the only diesel engine on this list. It produces 70 bhp of peak power and a peak torque of 140Nm. Besides the all-new engine, it’s the fresh design of the Tiago that makes a compelling case in its favour. An AMT variant is also in the pipeline for this festive season. `3.31 lakh (ex-showroom, Chennai). Details: madeofgreat.tatamotors.com
Hyundai Eon 1.0
If the Renault Kwid’s SUVesque looks aren’t for you, then the Eon, with its original ‘tallboy’ design, might be a good option. Unfortunately, not only is this the oldest model on the list, it’s also the most expensive—at a premium of nearly a lakh over the competition. While the others in the segment may match it in terms of features and specifications, the legendary Hyundai-built quality backs this as a choice worth considering. `4.43 lakh (ex-showroom, Chennai). Details: hyundai.com