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Maruti Suzuki S-Presso Vs Renault Kwid Facelift – Variants and Features Explained

Maruti Suzuki S-Presso Vs Renault Kwid Facelift – Variants and Features Explained

Snapshot: Maruti Suzuki S-Presso or Renault Kwid Facelift, which car is ideal to buy. To make you well-informed, here is a detailed comparison between the two. Read on.

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What is so special about the Renault Kwid Facelift? It is a usual hatchback model but with an SUV-inspired look. When such a vehicle comes at hatchback prices, it does become an attraction. Now, Renault Kwid has a challenge on its hands, as Maruti Suzuki, the highest selling carmaker in India, introduces a similar SUV-inspired model in the Maruti Suzuki S-Presso

The Renault Kwid has a worthy rival in the Maruti Suzuki S-Presso. We shall now take the comparison further by looking at the different variants available in both these hatchbacks. We shall also look at the dimensions, interiors, exteriors, and the safety aspects and decide which of the two noses ahead.

S-Presso Vs Kwid Facelift – Which is the bigger car?

The dimensions say it all.

Dimensions

Maruti Suzuki S-Presso

Renault Kwid Facelift

Length

3565 mm

3731 mm

Width

1520 mm

1579 mm

Height

1549 mm

1478 mm

Ground Clearance

180mm

184mm

Wheelbase

2380 mm

2422 mm

Tyres

165/70 R14

155/80 R13

Fuel tank capacity

27 liters

28 liters

 

This comparison shows that both cars are almost similar in many ways. The Renault Kwid is longer and broader than the Maruti Suzuki S-Presso but is around 86mm shorter. The ground clearance of both these micro-SUVs is about 180mm, much less than what a standard SUV has. Wheelbases and fuel tank capacities are almost the same. The Maruti Suzuki S-Presso does have bigger tyres than the Renault Kwid. Therefore, there is little to choose between the two. We can say that the Renault Kwid has a slight advantage over the Maruti Suzuki S-Presso as far as dimensions are concerned. 

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Engine and Transmission – The heart of the matter

Let us now come to the engines and go deep into the comparison.

Engine Specifications

Maruti Suzuki S-Presso

Renault Kwid Facelift

Engine

3-cylinder

3-cylinder

Capacity/displacement

1.0L

1.0L

Maximum Power

68hp

68hp

Torque

90Nm

91Nm

Transmission systems

5-speed MT & AMT

5-speed MT & AMT

Emission Standards

BSVI-Compliant

BSVI-Compliant

Fuel efficiency

21.4 kmpl in (STD and LXI) 21.7 kmpl in (VXI, VXI, AGS)

23.07 kmpl in MT 

24.04 kmpl in AMT

 

A comparison of the engines and transmissions shows the extent of competition with both the vehicles matching each other in almost all respects. The Maruti Suzuki S-Presso made its grand entry with the BS-VI compliant version of the Maruti Suzuki Alto K10 engine. The same engine does a credible job in the BS-IV version in other models like Maruti Suzuki Alto, WagonR, and Celerio. This 1.0L petrol engine displays a power of 68hp and a maximum torque of 90Nm. 

As far as transmission systems are concerned, both the cars offer a 5-speed manual or AMT versions. The Renault has an additional variant in the form of an 800cc engine with a manual transmission system in its standard option.

Renault Kwid facelift launched in India, prices start at Rs 2.83 lakhs

Maruti Suzuki S-Presso delivers 21.4 kmpl for both the automatic and manual transmission systems. One can expect this figure to drop because of the shift to BS-VI emission norms. The Renault Kwid Facelift does well in this segment with a performance of 23.04kmpl in the manual version and 24.04kmpl with the automatic transmission system.

Prices – The tiebreaker

With the scores even, we come to the pricing options that can serve as a tiebreaker. 

Prices – ex-showroom New Delhi

Maruti Suzuki S-Presso

Renault Kwid Facelift

Range

Rs 3.69 to 4.91 lakhs

Rs 2.83 to 4.84 lakhs

 

Maruti Suzuki aims to introduce the Maruti Suzuki S-Presso in the price band of Rs 3.69 to Rs 4.91 lakhs. The Renault Kwid Facelift is available in the pricing range of Rs 2.83 to 4.84 lakhs. 

The Variants – The more, the merrier

Maruti Suzuki S-Presso is available in ten petrol-engine driven variants, whereas the Renault Kwid Facelift comes in seven variants, each of which is powered by a petrol engine. 

Maruti Suzuki S-Presso

Renault Kwid Facelift

Variant

Price (ex-showroom Delhi)

Variant

Price (ex-showroom Delhi)

STD

Rs 3.69 lakhs

STD 0.8

Rs 2.83 lakhs

STD (O)

Rs 3.75 lakhs

RXE 0.8

Rs 3.53 lakhs

LXI

Rs 4.05 lakhs

RXL 0.8

Rs 3.83 lakhs

LXI (O)

Rs 4.11 lakhs

RXT 0.8

Rs 4.13 lakhs

VXI

Rs 4.25 lakhs

RXT 1.0

Rs 4.33 lakhs

VXI (O) 

Rs 4.31 lakhs

CLIMBER 1.0

Rs 4.54 lakhs

VXI+

Rs 4.48 lakhs

RXT AMT 1.0

Rs 4.63 lakhs

VXI AGS

Rs 4.68 lakhs

CLIMBER AMT 1.0

Rs 4.84 lakhs

VXI (O) AGS

Rs 4.74 lakhs

  

VXI+ AGS

Rs 4.91 lakhs

  

 

The Maruti Suzuki S-Presso has a slight advantage because all its variants come with a 1.0L engine, whereas the Renault Kwid Facelift has four of its options with a comparatively weaker 0.8L engine. However, there is not much to choose from when it comes to the high-end models of both these cars. On the pricing front, Renault Kwid has a sub-3 lakh car, as well that is not available with the Maruti Suzuki S-Presso.

Exteriors – Appearances Can Be Deceptive

Maruti Suzuki S-Presso

Although a hatchback, the Maruti Suzuki S-Presso has an upright stance like a mid-size SUV. The high bonnet lines and its extensive haunches give it a rugged appearance. The C-Pillar and the high bonnet line makes it larger than its cousin, the Maruti Suzuki Alto. Body-colored handles and ORVMs along with wheel covers, accentuate its appearance by providing an imposing look. The front and rear bumpers come in a contrasting black color. 

Renault Kwid Facelift

Renault Kwid Facelift also has an SUV-like appearance with its new set of LED DRLs and headlamps. The new grille and the revised bumper lend an aura of magnificence. The orange accents on the headlamps give it a sporty appeal. The tail lamp with LED light guides completes its exquisite exterior appearance.

Interiors – An inside look should seal the deal

Maruti Suzuki S-Presso

You have a riot of colors inside the Maruti Suzuki S-Presso. The colored AC vents, the interiors of the C-Pillar, and the areas surrounding the SmartPlay audio system add to the attraction. Maruti cars have a reputation for delivering a high level of comfort to its passengers. The Maruti Suzuki S-Presso carries the tradition forward with its comfortable and supportive fabric seats. 

One of the best aspects of the Maruti Suzuki S-Presso infotainment system is its Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. Other features include power steering, manual air conditioning, and front side power windows. 

Renault Kwid Facelift

Renault Kwid does not lag in offering high-quality interiors like the Maruti vars. The infotainment touchscreen system features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. The air conditioner system comes with a heater, as well. Power steering features, digital instrument cluster, and keyless entry facilities make the Renault Kwid an exciting vehicle to handle. 

Other attractive features include rear armrest, power windows for all windows, and a 12V power socket for both front and rear-seat passengers. 

Safety Features – Quality at Affordable Prices

Maruti Suzuki S-Presso

Disc brakes for the front and drum brakes for the rear wheels are the standard norms. The Maruti Suzuki S-Presso features a driver-side airbag, seat belt reminders, ABS with EBD, and a speed alert system. The rear parking sensors make it easy for parking the vehicle. The passenger-side airbag, force limiter, and the seatbelt pre-tensioners are additional safety features that make the Maruti Suzuki S-Presso a dependable car in many ways.

Renault Kwid Facelift

The braking system of the Renault Kwid is the same as it is with the Maruti Suzuki S-Presso. Renault Kwid Facelift also offers rear parking sensors to make it easy for you to park the vehicle in tight spaces. It comes with similar features like ABS with EBD, Overspeed alert, seatbelt reminders, and driver airbags. The top-end versions get a passenger seat airbag, as well. The reverse camera is also an additional feature with the higher-spec variant.

The comparison shows that both the Maruti Suzuki S-Presso and Renault Kwid Facelift are intense competitors in almost all respects.    

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