Hyundai Santro vs Maruti Suzuki Celerio vs Renault Kwid specifications comparison

Hyundai launched the new Santro amid much fanfare. The new Hyundai Santro comes with a 1.1-litre engine that is good for 69PS/99Nm. It can be optioned with either a 5-speed manual or an AMT. Hyundai will also give you a 59PS CNG-fuelled engine. The car gets modern gadgets like a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple and Android mirroring capabilities, electrically adjustable mirrors and more. There is also ABS with EBD and a driver airbag as part of the standard equipment. In contrast, its competition includes the Maruti Celerio and the Renault Kwid.

The Maruti Celerio for that matter has been around since 2014 and recently got a facelift. It has got more equipment. Driver airbag, like in the Santro, is standard while (O) trims gets passenger airbag as well. Only the ZXI (O) trims have ABS with EBD.

Hyundai Santro vs Maruti Celerio vs Renault Kwid

In contrast, the Kwid gets only a driver airbag as optional. There is no passenger airbag or ABS available. The good part is that the car was updated recently and hence gets a reverse camera, parking sensors and more. It is the only one here which also gets a smaller 800cc engine. How do these competitors fare against each other then on paper. Let’s find out



Maruti Suzuki
Engine Specification
Type1086cc inline four-cylinder petrol998cc inline three-cylinder petrol999cc inline three-cylinder petrol
Max Power69PS@5,500rpm68PS@6,000rpm68PS@5,500rpm
Max torque99.04Nm@4,500rpm90Nm@3,500rpm91Nm@4,250rpm
Transmission5-speed manual / AMT5-speed manual / AGS5-speed manual / 5-speed AMT
Valvetrain4 valves/cylinder4 valves/cylinder4 valves/cylinder
Power to weightNA80PS/tonneNA
LxWxH (mm)3,610×1,645×1,5603,695×1,600×1,5603,679×1,579×1,513
Wheelbase (mm)2,4002,4252,422
Ground clearance (mm)180160180
Boot Space (I)235235300
Turning Radius (m)NA4.7NA
Fuel tank capacity (litres)353528
Kerb weight (kg)NA850NA
FrontMacPherson strutMacPherson strutMacPherson strut
RearCoupled torsion beam axleCoupled torsion beamTwist beam
Front165/70 R14165/70 R14155/80 R13
Rear165/70 R14165/70 R14155/80 R13
Fuel Efficiency
Mfg Claim (kmpl)MT – 20.3 / AMT – 20.3MT – 23.10 / AGS – 23.1MT – 25.17 / AMT – 24.04
Price (ex-Mumbai)MT – 5.46 lakh /
(Sportz AMT) – 5.47 lakh
MT- 5.41 lakh
AMT – 5.53 lakh
MT – 4.39 lakh
AMT – 4.69 lakh

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