Maruti Suzuki has launched an all-new entry-level car – the Maruti S-Presso. What’s interesting is that Renault India introduced the 2019 Renault Kwid facelift to counter the recently launched and its new key competitor – the S-Presso. While 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 between the top-end variants of the Maruti S-Presso and the Renault Kwid facelift
Maruti S-Presso Vs Renault Kwid Price
|Maruti S-Presso||Renault Kwid|
|Price (ex-showroom, Delhi)||Rs 3.69 lakh – Rs 4.91 lakh||Rs 4.33 lakh – Rs 4.84 lakh|
The Indo-Japanese automaker, Maruti Suzuki is available in manual and AMT versions. The manual version is priced in the range of Rs 3.69 lakh – Rs 4.48 lakh, while the AMT model is priced between Rs 4.68 lakh and Rs 4.91 lakh. The 2019 Renault Kwid facelift is also available in manual and AMT versions. The Kwid 1.0 manual model is available at a price tag of Rs 4.33 lakh that goes up to Rs 4.54 lakh, while the AMT model is priced between Rs 4.63 lakh and Rs 4.84 lakh.
Maruti S-Presso Vs Renault Kwid Specifications
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 at 5,500rpm and a peak torque of 91Nm at 4,250rom. 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 at 5,500rpm and 90Nm of torque at 3,500rpm. A five-speed manual is available as standard, while the AMT unit comes with top-end variants.
Maruti S-Presso Vs Renault Kwid Mileage
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.
S-Presso Vs Kwid Safety
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.
Maruti S-Presso Vs Renault Kwid 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. Dimensionally, 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.
Maruti S-Presso Vs Renault Kwid Features
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.