In India, the Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 has gone on sale. The automobile comes with a tonne of new amenities and a new engine in its new guise. While the badge has long held the top rank in its sector, the Renault Kwid has emerged as a formidable opponent, frequently appearing in second place. Here is how the two compare to one another on paper.
Maruti Alto K10 vs Renault Kwid – Dimensions
|2022 Maruti Suzuki Alto K10||Renault Kwid|
|Ground Clearance||160 mm||184 mm|
|Boot Space||214 litres||379 litres|
|Tyre Size||145/80 R13||165 / 70 R14|
The Alto K10 is the smaller of the two vehicles, as seen in the table above. The vehicle is built on the 5th generation Heartec platform in its updated guise. It falls short of the 201mm minimum requirements for length, breadth, and wheelbase. The Alto K10, meanwhile, is 46mm taller when seated. Additionally, there is a substantial difference in boot capacity, with the Kwid having a benefit of 165 litres over the Alto K10.
Maruti Alto K10 vs Renault Kwid – Engine Specs
We compared the Alto K10 to the Kwid’s corresponding model because the Alto K10 only has a 1.0-litre engine available. On paper, the Alto K10 matches the Kwid’s power output but falls short when it comes to torque. Both vehicles offer both manual and automatic powertrain choices.
|2022 Maruti Suzuki Alto K10||Renault Kwid|
|Displacement||998cc naturally -aspirated||999cc naturally aspirated|
|No of cylinders||3||3|
|Max Power||66 bhp @ 5500 rpm||67 bhp @ 5500 rpm|
|Peak Torque||89 Nm @ 3500 rpm||91 Nm @ 4250 rpm|
|Transmission||AGS/ 5-speed manual||AMT/ 5-speed manual|
Maruti Alto K10 vs Renault Kwid – FEATURES
The freshly released Alto K10 has 13-inch wheels, flap-style door handles, and two sweptback halogen headlamps. Front power window controls, a redesigned steering wheel with steering-mounted audio, and Bluetooth controls are added to the inside. The Maruti Smart Studio infotainment system, which supports Apple Carplay and Android Auto, is included, as well as a digital instrument cluster. Additional features include 4 speakers, USB ports, and central locking with a remote key. It has dual airbags, rear parking sensors, speed-sensing auto door locks, ABS, and EBD for safety.
The MY22 Kwid has dual-tone flex wheels and silver streak LED DRLs. A recent upgrade made the load limiter and seat belt Pyrotech standard across all grades. With Android Auto and Apple Car Play, a 20.32 cm MediaNAV Evolution touchscreen infotainment system, a floor console-mounted AMT dial, fast charging USB, electrically adjustable ORVMs, an LED digital instrument cluster, a one-touch lane change indicator, and speed-dependent volume control are all included in the interior. Reverse parking sensors, a camera with instructions, dual front airbags, ABS, and seatbelt reminders all contribute to safety.
Maruti Alto K10 vs Renault Kwid – EXTERIOR
Renault kwid promote Sporty White ORVMs, front & rear skid plates designed like SUVs, arching roof rails, Sporty White inlays, and more Door cladding for protection, multi-spoke wheels in two tones, Climber 2D emblem on C-pillar in dual tone, Climber insignia on front doors in monotone, Protector for your headlamp with Sporty White Accents Sporty White decor on the front door panel, Mystery Black roof with Ice Cool White body colour is a dual tone option. Mystery Black roof with Metal Mustard body colour is a new dual tone option. Whereas the new Alto K10, which has body coloured bumpers, outside door handles, alloy wheels, the Alto grille, and other basic, classic design elements.
Maruti Alto K10 vs Renault Kwid – INTERIOR
Alto’s interior features include a digital speedometer, a distance to empty gauge, average and instantaneous fuel consumption, a driver and co-driver sun visor, a parcel tray in back, and co-driver seating. + Rear Assist Grips, Front Console Utility Space, Front Map Pockets, Silver Accent Inside Door Handle, Silver Accent on Steering wheel/Side Louvers, and Centre Garnish. In contrast, the Kwid has a Chrome Inner Door Handle, Metal Mustard and White Upholstery with Stripe Embossing, Climber Insignia on the Front Seats, Climber Insignia on the Steering Wheel, Sporty Steering Wheel with White stitching & perforated leather wrap, Stylised shiny Black gear knob with Sporty White embellisher, Gear knob bellow with White stitching, Sporty White AMT dial surround, Sporty White Multimedia Surround, Chrome parking brake button.
Maruti Alto K10 vs Renault Kwid – PRICE
|Maruti Alto K10||Renault Kwid|
|Price||₹3.99 lakh – ₹5.83 lakh||₹4.74 lakh – ₹5.99 lakh|
There is a considerable gap of Rs 75,000 between the starting prices of these two cars. However, the Alto K10’s base model is extremely basic and doesn’t even have air conditioning. The following LXI variation is comparable to the base RXL Kwid in that both share similar pricing and equipment. The prices of the top models of both automobiles are comparable, with the Kwid costing somewhat more. But you also get greater equipment with the extra cash.