Renault has unveiled the Kwid which is set to compete with the Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 and the Hyundai Eon. We do a quick comparo of the trio.

Renault Kwid Price
The Renault Kwid has been designed with passion and it shows
Hyundai Eon Front
The Eon is the oldest car of the lot and hasn’t received any facelift till now
2015 Alto K10
Even though the Alto K10 is a recent launch, it doesn’t feel attractive

Renault commenced sales in India in the year 2011 but gained popularity and sales numbers only after the launch of the Duster which became an overnight success. Hoping to replicate the same, the French carmaker is now targeting the entry-level car segment in India and will soon launch the Kwid to compete in the segment. Kwid competes with the very popular Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 and the Hyundai Eon and both the cars have been well accepted by the market. Look wise, the Kwid wins hands down and beats the ageing Eon and the recently updated Alto K10 with its butch looks.

Renault KWID Small Car
Kwid gets quite a lot SUV like styling elements
Hyundai Eon
The Eon looks cute and attracts a lot of female customers
Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 Side
Alto has been designed with only one thing in mind – Offend none

The Renault Kwid has been designed totally in India yet it looks very modern and the SUVish styling helps its case since Indians love SUVs. The Alto K10 on the other hand comes with conservative styling which wouldn’t offend anyone. The Eon however has got its fair of lines and cuts on the exterior which continue inside as well. The Kwid is a step up when it comes to the external dimension trumping the other cars in length, width, height and ground clearance which stands at 180mm. This would give street cred to the French carmaker’s hatchback. SUV-like black cladding along the wheel arches and the bumpers will help protect the body from scratches.

Renault Kwid Dashboard
The most simplistic interior is the most feature rich
Hyundai Eon Interior
The Eon’s dashboard does look nice even after all these years
2015 Maruti Alto K10 Interiors
The Alto’s interiors are a big step-up from the previous generation one

Interiors are a department where all the three cars vary greatly. The Alto and the Eon get dual tone interior which make the cabin feel roomy whereas the Kwid gets black interiors which would be easier to live with. The design of the Kwid’s dashboard is minimalist with some first-in-class features such as an infotainment system with navigation (a feature present in cars of much higher segments). The piano black highlights add a premium touch to the cabin. The Eon and Alto K10’s dashboard design is more angular and funkier. Overall, it looks like buyers in the segment will soon have a very good choice in the form of Renault Kwid which is all set to redefine the segment. Wait for our detailed review of the new kid on the block for a definitive verdict.

Renault KWID Rear
Kwid certainly looks more premium than its competition
Hyundai Eon Rear
Eon has started to look old now and Hyundai should give it a major facelift
Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 Rear
The Alto K10 satisfies the needs of its target customers and hence sells well