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New Maruti Alto vs Datsun redi-Go vs Renault Kwid vs Hyundai Eon

The Datsun redi-Go is just a few weeks away from entering the unforgiving Indian budget small car space. It’s sibling Renault Kwid fared very well and hence there are enough reasons for Datsun to expect a strong start. Apart from competing with the Kwid, the new comer will also have to fend off the Hyundai Eon and the country’s best selling for decades, which recently got a facelfit, 2016 Maruti Alto.

Though the Datsun and Renault are based on the same CMF-A platform, the top hats have different characters and dimensions. The redi-GO is taller whereas the Kwid is longer.

Coming to the engines, all the four models adopt three-cylinder 800 cc petrol engines. The Alto (K10) and Eon are also available with more powerful 1.0L units. The Kwid will receive a 1.0L variant in the coming months. The Eon emerges as the most powerful hatchback of this lot but only by a nominal margin. The Kwid and redi-GO finish second with identical power outputs of 54 PS (both cars share the same engine). The RNA duo also emerges as the most fuel efficient in this comparo with a figure of 25.17 kmpl. At 21.1 kmpl, the Eon is the least efficient. A 5-speed MT is standard across this lineup.

With touchscreen infotainment system, front power windows, and optional driver airbag, Kwid emerges as the best-equipped model in this comparo. The other three cars offer front power windows and optional driver airbag but the touchscreen system is replaced by regular audio systems.

Also read – Datsun redi-Go review

Datsun redi-Go is expected to be the cheapest car in the segment with an estimated starting price of INR 2.5 lakhs (ex-showroom). The Renault Kwid and Alto 800 are roughly in the same price ballpark while the Hyundai Eon is by far the most expensive budget hatchback.

Comparison Table

 Datsun redi-GoRenault KwidMaruti Alto 800Hyundai Eon 0.8L
Length3429 mm3679 mm3430 mm3495 mm
Width1560 mm1579 mm1490 mm1550 mm
Height1541 mm1478 mm1475 mm1500 mm
Wheelbase2348 mm2422 mm2360 mm2380 mm
Ground Clearance185 mm180 mm160 mm170 mm
Boot Space (L)222300187220
Turning Radius4.73 mNA4.6 mNA
Fuel Tank (L)28283532
Engine3-cy (P)3-cy (P)3-cy (P)3-cy (P)
Displacement799 cc799 cc796 cc814 cc
Power54 PS @ 5678 rpm54 PS @ 5678 rpm48 PS @ 6,000 rpm56 PS @ 5,500 rpm
Torque72 Nm @ 4386 rpm72 Nm @ 4386 rpm69 Nm @ 3500 rpm74.5 Nm @ 4,000 rpm
Mileage in kmpl25.1725.1724.721.1
Weight in Kg640 (approx)660 (approx)695760
Price in Lakh2.5 – 3.5 (est)2.62 – 3.672.49 – 3.343.24 – 4.42

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