Comparison: Kwid vs Alto Review

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Kwid vs Alto
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Maruti Suzuki Alto Rs. 2.99 – 4.48 Lakh (Ex-showroom Price, Delhi).

Maruti Suzuki Alto launched the BS6 CNG variant of Auto hatchback in India which claims a fuel efficiency of 31.49 km per kg. It is powered by a BS6-compliant 796cc 3-cylinder petrol mill, delivering 47PS/69Nm, paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The Alto comes in four variants – STD, LXI, VXI, and VXI+.

Renault Kwid Rs. 3.12 – 5.31 Lakh (Ex-showroom Price, Delhi).

The Renault Kwid is powered by a 27.4 kWh battery that drives the electric motor developing 44PS of power and 125Nm of torque. Kwid offers a range of 305km in the city. Kwid is powered by two petrol engines 54PS/72Nm 0.8-liter engine and a 68PS/91Nm 1.0-litre unit. Kwid is offered in six variants: STD, RXE, RXL, Neotech, RTX, and Climber.

KWID vs ALTO PRICE

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The Alto is cheaper than the KWID in the base model and in the top model KWID is costlier than Maruti Suzuki Alto. Whereas the Maruti Suzuki top model is offered in CNG and KWID top model is offered in petrol engine.

Maruti Suzuki Alto Base Model Price:

  • STD Petrol Rs. 2.99 Lakh (Ex-Showroom)

Renault KWID Base Model Price:

  • STD Petrol Rs. 3.12 Lakh (Ex-Showroom)

Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 Top Model Price:

  • LXI Opt S-CNG Rs. 4.48 Lakh (Ex-Showroom)

Renault KWID Top Model Price:

  • Climber 1.0 AMT Opt (Petrol) Rs. 5.31 Lakh (Ex-Showroom)

KWID v/s ALTO Engine and Transmission

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Engine799 cc, 3 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, DOHC796 cc, 3 Cylinders Inline, 4 Valves/Cylinder, SOHC
Engine Type0.8LF8D
Fuel TypePetrolPetrol
Max Power (bhp@rpm)53 bhp @ 5678 rpm47 bhp @ 6000 rpm
Max Torque (Nm@rpm)72 Nm @ 4386 rpm69 Nm @ 3500 rpm
Mileage (ARAI) (kmpl)2522.05
Driving Range (Km)700771.75
DrivetrainFWDFWD
TransmissionManual – 5 GearsManual – 5 Gears
Emission StandardBS 6BS 6

KWID vs ALTO Dimensions and Weight

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Length (mm)37313445
Width (mm)15791515
Height (mm)14741475
Wheelbase (mm)24222360
Ground Clearance (mm)184160
Curb Weight (kg)630-710 kg695-812 kg

KWID vs ALTO COLOURS 

RENAULT KWID Colours

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  • Zanskar Blue
  • Fiery Red
  • Ice Cool White 
  • Moonlight Silver
  • Outback Bronze
  • Electric Blue

MARUTI SUZUKI ALTO Colours

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  • Silky silver
  • Mojito Green
  • Granite Grey
  • Cerulean Blue
  • Superior white
  • Uptown Red

KWID vs ALTO SAFETY

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In terms of safety both Kwid and Alto offer one airbag- Driver and both the cars offer seatbelt warning. Kwid and Alto both have engine immobiliser whereas Kwid also has speed sensing door lock and child safety lock. The anti-lock braking system (ABS) and electronic brake-force distribution ( EBD) is available in both Kwid and Alto whereas brake assist (BA) is only available for Alto. Both Alto and Kwid have rear parking sensors too.

KWID V/S Alto INTERIOR and EXTERIOR

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The Kwid is loaded with more equipment than Alto. The Alto simplicity oriented approach is nowhere close to the amount of the equipment Kwid packs.

Kwid on the exterior side offers the chrome front grille, arched roof rails, chrome accents in the headlamp lens, body-colored bumpers, and wheel arch.

On the interior side, Kwid has got leather-wrapped steering wheel inserts, a fully digital speedometer with gear shift indicator, a touchscreen infotainment system, and a navigation system.

The Alto comes with body-colored bumpers, body-colored door handles, internally adjustable ORVMs, an integrated audio system with 2 speakers, and dual tone set upholstery, remote operated keyless entry, and rear consoles.

This was a brief comparison of KWID vs ALTO.

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