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Hyundai Santro vs Renault Kwid Comparison

2018 Hyundai Santro vs Renault Kwid comparison. We compare the new Santro with the Renault Kwid in terms of design, specifications, features, and safety to choose the best car of the two.

Last Modified: Sun, Nov 04 2018.
Hyundai Santro vs Renault Kwid Comparison

The first car in today’s comparison, the Hyundai Santro is the newest launch in India, and the car is slowly gaining traction in the Indian market. The Santro was the first car in the Indian market to feature a tall-body design while offering a decent amount of cabin space. And now in 2018, the South Korean manufacturer has brought back the very same car with refreshed looks and added features. Hence, the new Santro has increased the competition for other existing cars in the entry-level hatchback segment.

The other car in today’s comparison is the Kwid 1.0 variant, and the car is the entry-level offering from the French carmaker, Renault. The Kwid is quite popular in the Indian market due to its SUV like stance and competitive pricing. So let’s see which car is better in terms of design, specifications, features, and safety.

Hyundai Santro vs Renault Kwid Comparison

Pricing

2018 Hyundai Santro: ₹3,89,900 onwards (ex-showroom, Delhi)

Santro 1

Renault Kwid 1.0 : ₹4,04,500 onwards (ex-showroom, Delhi)

Renault Kwid old vs new - what has changed

Dimensions

Model Hyundai Santro Renault Kwid 1.0
Length 3610 mm 3679 mm
Width 1645 mm 1579 mm
Height 1560 mm 1513 mm
Wheelbase 2400 mm 2422 mm
Ground Clearance 160 mm 180 mm
Boot Space 235 litres 300 litres
Wheels 14-inch 13-inch

 

Exterior Design

Hyundai Santro 11

The new 2018 Hyundai Santro is based on old i10’s platform, and hence, it sports a similar design as the old i10. But look closer and you can see the differences, as it gets a new and bigger cascading-type front grille with fog lamps on either side. Other design elements include swept-back front headlights and 14-inch steel wheels with full wheel caps.

2018 renault kwid facelift

In terms of exteriors, the Kwid hatch comes with SUV-like and boxy outer body shell, with distinct features like chrome finished razor edge front grille, prominent headlamps and fog lamps. It also offers the best-in-class boot of 300 litres and a prominent ground clearance of 180 mm. The 2018 Kwid facelift is available in six colour options - Fiery Red, Planet Grey, Moonlight Silver, Ice Cool White, Outback Bronze and Electric Blue.

Interior and features

Hyundai Santro 16

The new 2018 Hyundai Santro comes with a dual-tone interior and gets a 7-inch infotainment system with various features like navigation, voice command, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Other convenience features include power windows, rear AC vents, electrically adjustable ORVMs, day and night mirrors, and more. Hence, the new Santro is well-equipped despite being an entry-level hatchback.

Kwid interior

The Renault Kwid, on the other hand, is well equipped and offers decent interiors. The car gets many convenience features like rear seat centre armrest, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with speed-dependent volume control, one-touch lane change indicator, digital Instrument cluster, integrated reverse parking camera, rear 12V power socket, and more.

Engine Specifications

Below are the detailed engine specs for both the cars.

Model Hyundai Santro Renault Kwid 1.0
Displacement 1.1-litre 4-cyl Petrol 1.0-litre 3-cyl Petrol
Power 68 bhp 67 bhp
Torque 99 Nm 91 Nm 
Gearbox Manual/AMT Manual/AMT
Mileage  20.3 km/l 23 km/l 

 

Safety

Hyundai Santro 19

The new Hyundai Santro gets a driver’s side airbag, ABS with EBD, and child safety door locks as standard. However, the higher-spec variants do get dual airbags and reverse parking sensors with the cameras as well.

Renault Kwid old vs new - what has changed

Safety-wise, the Renault Kwid gets a driver side airbag only and lacks the ABS with EBD feature. Other safety features include an engine immobiliser, reverse parking sensors with camera, and seat belts emergency locking retractors.

Verdict: 2018 Hyundai Santro or Renault Kwid?

Santro 2

Both the cars share many features and match neck-to-neck in terms of specifications. But we suggest you pick the new Hyundai Santro as it scores better in terms of interior design, safety, and other convenience features. Also, the new Santro comes with a reliable after-sales network and offers a good resale value as well.


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  3. Hyundai Santro vs Datsun Go Comparison
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