Compare Datsun Redi-Go 1.0L Vs Alto K10 Vs Kwid 1.0L

As we all know, the majority of the audience in the Indian automotive industry belongs to the middle-class community, so when it comes to purchase a four-wheeler, they tend to buy an entry level, budgeted and fuel efficient option available in the market. Considering the same entry level space, here is a comparison of three affordable, stylish and appealing offerings with the 1.0 litre engine capacity from distinct carmakers in the country. The list comprises Renault Kwid 1.0, the segment bestseller Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 and the lately introduced Datsun Redi-Go 1.0L.

We’re starting with the powertrain part because this is the vital selling point of these hatchbacks. All the three offer the same displacement motor – 1.0-litre. The power output for them are same at 68PS while the torque figures for the Kwid and redi-GO are excelled by 1Nm. The offered gearbox transmission for the Kwid 1.0 and the Alto K10 also includes a 5-speed AMT (automated manual transmission) other than the standard 5-speed manual. On the other hand, the redi-GO is available only with a single option of the 5-speed manual unit. The AMT variant for the redi-GO will be as same as the Renault’s Easy-R AMT offered in Kwid, is likely by the end of this year.

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Besides powertrain, the second aspect which considers while purchasing an entry level compact car is the fuel efficiency. On this ground, the Alto K10 wins against other two with an ARAI-certified fuel economy of 24.07Kmpl. The Kwid 1.0 offers 23.01kmpl which is 0.5kmpl much more than the Redi-GO 1.0l with 22.5kmpl mileage.

As we all aware of that all these models fall in entry level space, so keeping their prices in check have become the biggest challenge for the carmakers and that can only be achieved with the inclusion of basic features in the list and the same has done by the manufacturers with all the three models. The Kwid comes equipped with some never-heard-before goodies in the segment. The Alto K10 packs a list of decent features, but is slight lesser than the Kwid. While, the redi-GO is developed as to cost it low to positioned below the Kwid.

Now, have a look on what the redi-GO 1.0-litre gets as an extra over the 0.8-litre version and others in comparison.

The redi-GO and the Kwid 1.0-litre versions gets the fitment of electric power steering, yet
The base variant of the K10 did not come feature with the same. The air conditioning system is a standard feature in all three models, while, the front power windows option are only being provided in the top end variants. Wheel size for all the three hatchbacks are 13-inch, while the tyres on the Kwid and the redi-GO are 155/80 cross-section tyres, the K10 gets 155/65 cross-section rubber.

Alloy wheels are not given as standard in all three models; however, the Kwid’s Climber edition gains pressed steel wheels, which looks alike alloys. Also, alloy wheels are provided as optional extra in the Renault

The internally adjustable outside rear view mirrors are offered only in the K10 among all the three.
The tachometer is the part of both the K10 and redi-GO, but the Kwid misses out on it.
The Kwid features an all-digital instrument cluster
The Kwid exclusively find the availability of the partial leather-wrapped steering wheel
Gear shift indicator is available among all three cars
Central locking with remote keyless entry is present in all the three (redi-GO 0.8 doesn’t provide remote keyless entry) (K10 offers as optional)
Boot space: Renault Kwid (300-litres) | Datsun redi-GO (222-litres) | Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 (177-litres) |

Entertainment System

An option of two audio systems with standard Bluetooth phone integration come only with the Renault Kwid 1.0. While, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with navigation is provided in the top end variants
A CD/MP3 player with AUX-in and USB connectivity are offered by the redi-GO and the K10
All the three models have a two-speaker system

All the three cars come featured with a driver airbag. Though, Maruti Suzuki provides it as an optional equipment for all the trims starting from the base trim
The K10 gives driver’s seat belt warning
The front seatbelt pre-tensioners and load limiters are only on offer with the Kwid
A front fog lamp is the feature of the Kwid and K10 top-spec trim
The redi-GO gets exclusive fitment of daytime running lamps.