Renault Kwid Service & Maintenance Cost: Pocket-Friendly Hatchback

Published On  2017-12-19 19:14:51.0 By at CarDekho.com

With the Renault Kwid, you can rest assured with the fact that it is cheaper to maintain than its peers!

Renault Kwid

For most people, buying a car is a major decision. This is especially true when it happens to be your first car. While most car buyers generally think the affordability of a car is based on its on-road price, there are many other important factors that one has to take into account. These include additional costs such as regular repairs and maintenance, parts and labour costs, insurance and fuel among others.

That’s where the Renault Kwid comes in. In addition to its SUV-inspired butch styling, the Kwid also boasts of low maintenance cost when compared to  other cars in the segment. Over a period of five years, the Renault Kwid 0.8L is around 31 per cent cheaper to maintain when compared to the Maruti Suzuki Alto 800.

Renault Kwid vs Alto 800

The Kwid 1.0L, on the other hand, is cheaper by around 28 per cent to maintain than the Alto K10. When compared to the Wagon R and the Celerio, the Kwid is around 47 per cent and more than 19 per cent cheaper to maintain, respectively.

What makes the Renault Kwid your best bet? Find out here.

Renault Kwid vs Alto K10 vs WagonR vs Celerio

Cumulative Maintenance Cost: Renault Kwid 0.8L Vs Maruti Suzuki Alto 800

Check out our comparative analysis of the service and maintenance cost of the Renault Kwid and Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 below.

 

Kwid 0.8L

Alto 800

% Lower

1 Year /10K km

1,068

1,735

64%

2 Year/20K km

2,379

6,247

164%

3 Year/30K km

6,911

8,590

36%

4 Year/40K km

10,486

13,647

47%

5 Year/50K km

13,442

15,990

37%

8 Year/80K km

24,867

28,051

31%

10 Year/100K km

32,598

35,401

27%

1. Parts + labor cost        2. Labor costs incl. of 18% GST        3. Assuming 10K kms driven per year         

From the table above, it is quite easy to work out that the Renault Kwid beats the other hatchback when it comes to the cost associated with periodic maintenance. During the first five years, you save over Rs 4,000 vis-a-vis its peers. The money you save can then be used to accessorise your Renault Kwid!

No labour charges for the first 20,000km!

The French carmaker has not just paid attention to the cost of parts, but it has also ensured that the labour charges aren’t as high as its primary rival. What’s more, Renault doesn’t charge labour costs for the first 20,000 kilometres!

Cumulative Maintenance Cost: Renault Kwid 1.0L Vs Other 1.0-Litre Hatchbacks

If you want a more powerful hatchback, then the Renault Kwid 1.0L makes for a great choice. Check out the annual maintenance cost of the popular 1.0-litre offerings in the segment below.

 

Kwid 1 Ltr

Alto K10

Wagon R

Celerio

1 Year /10K km

1,068

1,850

2,311

1,793

2 Year/20K km

2,379

6,625

8,223

6,196

3 Year/30K km

6,911

9,308

11,137

8,851

4 Year/40K km

10,486

14,887

17,559

14,059

5 Year/50K km

13,442

17,570

20,473

16,714

8 Year/80K km

24,867

30,847

35,721

29,220

10 Year/100K km

32,598

38,198

45,311

36,172

*Parts + Labour cost (labour costs incl. of 18% GST)       

The Renault Kwid 1.0L is lighter on your pocket here as well. The total maintenance cost of the 1-litre version over a period of five years costs a little less than Rs 13,000. In comparison, the maintenance cost of Alto K10, Wagon R and the Celerio over five years could cost more than Rs 16,000. Now, let’s compare the price of essential components, shall we?

Essential Parts

Replacing essential parts according to the service schedule provided by the manufacturer is of utmost importance. These parts not only help your car function optimally but also help in increasing its longevity. A quick comparison of the prices of vital components such as the air filter and fuel filter suggests that the Kwid 0.8L is cheaper to maintain than the Maruti Suzuki Alto 800. Even the major fluids that help in the smooth operation of your car are considerably cheaper too. It’s a similar story with the 1.0-litre offerings as well.

Essential Parts Comparison: Renault Kwid 0.8L and 1.0L Vs Competition

 

Kwid 0.8 Ltr

Alto 800

Engine oil

781(5*)

778(6**)

Engine Coolant

1,070

998(2)

Brake Fluid

140

702(2)

Oil filter

105(5)

90(6)

Air Filter

169(5)

225

Fuel filter

244(2)

320

Spark Plug (3 units)

366

375

Fan Belt

376*** 

150

Total

7,548

10,053

 

 

Kwid 1.0 Ltr

Alto K10

Wagon R

Celerio

Engine oil

794(5)

835(6)

1,066(6)

806(6)

Engine Coolant

1,070

1,283(2)

1,140(2)

941(2)

Brake Fluid

140

702(2)

702(2)

702(2)

Oil filter

105(5)

90(6)

90(6)

90(6)

Air Filter

169(6)

185

190

185

Fuel filter

244(2)

320

320

320

Spark Plug (3 units)

366

300

300(2)

300

Fan Belt

376***

240

240

240

Total

7,599

10,565

11,970

9,707

Number in () represents frequency for first 50K kms / 5 years * At Rs 310/litre for 2.56-litres    ** At Rs 288/litre for 2.7-litres *** fan belt + alternate belt                      

It is quite evident that the cost of the essential parts consumed over a 5-year ownership period is around 30% lower for Kwid 0.8L and over 25% cheaper for the Kwid 1.0L when compared to their respective peers.

Therefore, we can reasonably say that there’s no other offering in the entry-level hatchback segment that can trump the Renault Kwid. The butch-looking hatchback is not only desirable thanks to its segment-first touchscreen infotainment system with navigation, tough body cladding, great boot space and an SUV-like stance and high seating position, it also scores very high when it comes to its resale value.

Renault’s vast service network that comprises of 270+ centres along with other innovative measures such as Workshop on Wheels provide a vast network spread over 350+ cities to ensure peace of mind for owners as well. 

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