Maruti SPresso and Renault KWID are the key competitors the Kwid facelift is available with 2 engine options – 0.8-litre petrol and 1.0-litre petrol, the S-Presso is offered in the single 1.0-litre petrol engine. Here we bring you a specifications, features and price comparison. Starting off with the rates price of the Maruti SPresso starts at the rate of Rs 22.99 Lakhs onwards and Renault KWID starts at the prices of Rs 21.96 Lakhs
Maruti SPresso and Renault KWID’s ENGINE SPECIFICATION
The 2019 Renault Kwid is available with 2 engine options – a 0.8-litre 3-cylinder petrol and a 1.0-litre SCe petrol. The 1.0L engine is capable of producing 67bhp of power @ 5,500 rpm and a peak torque of 91 Nm @ 4,250 rpm. This is a BS4 compliant engine and will shift to BS6 in early next year. Transmission choices include a 5-speed manual and an AMT unit.
The Maruti S-Presso on the other hand gets a BS6 compliant 1.0-litre petrol engine, which will also power the Celerio and the Wagon R. This powertrain produces 67bhp @ 5,500 rpm and 90 Nm of torque @ 3,500rpm. A five-speed manual is available as standard, while the AMT unit comes with top-end variants.
The lower variants of the S-Presso claims to return an ARAI-certified fuel economy of 21.4kmpl, while the higher VXi and VXi+ deliver 21.7kmpl.
The Kwid 1.0L manual variant is claimed to deliver an ARAI certified fuel economy of 23.01kmpl, while the Kwid 1.0 AMT returns 24.04kmpl.
Safety Equipment Comparison
Both cars are equipped with driver-side airbag, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, a seat-belt reminder and speed alert will come as standard. The S-Presso and Kwid facelift will meet the new crash test and pedestrian safety norms. The top-spec S-Presso gets two airbags as standard, while the Kwid 1.0 gets passenger side airbag as an optional. However, the Maruti’s entry-level model misses out reverse parking camera.
In-terms of Dimensions
Dimensionally, the Maruti S-Presso is 114mm shorter, 59mm narrower and 86mm taller. In fact, the wheelbase and ground clearance are 20mm and 4mm less than the Kwid respectively. The S-Presso is 3,565mm in length, 1,520mm in width and 1,564mm in height. The mini SUV comes with a wheelbase of 2,380mm and a ground clearance of 180mm.
The entry-level and top-spec trims of Maruti Suzuki’s new mini SUV weigh 726kg and 763kg respectively. The Renault Kwid that carries a kerb weight of 699kg, is 27kg lighter than the S-Presso.
The top-spec Kwid variant comes with features like 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support along with Video playback and voice recognition. Features like instrument console and a new digital instrument console are directly sourced from the Triber. The S-Presso on the other hand comes with a 7-inch Studio SmartPlay touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support.