auto news desk, The segment which is always in demand in the auto sector is budget cars. Earlier there used to be a lot of options in this segment, but now with the advent of mid range cars these options have reduced. Another major reason for this is that this segment has been ruled by Maruti Suzuki for a long time. First Maruti 800 and then Alto and Alto K10 did not allow anyone to enter this segment. But in the meantime a car challenged this reign of Maruti Suzuki. And it was successful to some extent. This car was Renault’s Kwid. This car started becoming people’s choice as soon as it was launched with its looks and features. The confidence of Renault Duster extended to Kwid as well and the youth fell in love with this small budget hatchback. The Kwid also launched the Quick Shift automatic version. Here a big challenge arose for Alto. But when Maruti Suzuki never gave up in 40 years, it was a simple matter.
Broke the market before Alto K10
Maruti has launched the automatic variant of the Alto K10. Along with the technology, the company had played the trump card on Maruti and the market of Kwid started declining. Although the performance of Kwid was not bad at all during the Corona period and even after that. However, now Maruti has understood that people want features even in budget cars.
Along with this, the company started offering many features in Alto as well. Such as infotainment system, airbags, auto gear, power windows and many more. On top of that, the Alto has started beating the Kwid with its mileage. No car could stand before the mileage of Alto’s CNG variant. 33 km in one kg of CNG. The Kwid started kneeling in front of the Alto which used to give a mileage of Rs 500.
However, if we look at the figures of the Kwid for the last 6 months, the performance of the car has not been as bad as in January. While the Alto was one of the best selling cars in the country in January, the Kwid managed to sell only 59 units.