Renault Captur – All You Need To Know
Prices of the Renault Captur crossover might fall within the range of Rs. Twelve lakh – Rs. Fifteen lakh (ex-showroom).
- Editorial Team
- September 1, 2017
Based on the Duster MO platform, the Renault Captur crossover will rival the Hyundai Creta
French automaker, Renault has confirmed that it will launch the long-awaited Renault Captur crossover in India this year. To be placed above the Duster, the SUV will rival Hyundai Creta and Mahindra XUV500. The vehicle is known as Kaptur in Russian and Latin American markets, but Renault has opted for the European nameplate. The India-bound model will have design and features similar to the Russian spec model. This model is built on the Duster’s MO platform, while the European model is based on the Clio’s platform. Proportionally, it will be longer and broader than its European cousin. In order to encash on festive season, Renault could launch this product by the end of September 2017.
Using Duster platform, Renault will be able to maximise localisation to achieve aggressive pricing. The Captur gets a contemporary crossover design with elements like V-shaped front grille with large signature badge in the center, flared wheel arches and sporty rear profile. It sits above four meter in length, measuring Four,329mm in length, 1,813mm in width and 1,619mm in height, and has a wheelbase of Two,673mm. This crossover also has a ground clearance of 212mm, which is more than sufficient to tackle Indian road conditions. The rear profile of the car gets fresh taillamps with C-shaped LED elements. It also gets dual-tone paint scheme. Picture Gallery – Renault Captur Exterior & Interior Pictures
Similar to the exterior, the interior design of the crossover offers premium feel and appeal. Features like soft touch materials, better quality plastics and a range of high-tech features will enhance the convenience and convenience levels of the car. This crossover will come with 5-seat configuration; suggesting decent cabin space for both front and rear occupants. The India-bound Captur achieved four starlet safety rating in the Latin NCAP crash test. As standard, the vehicle could get dual front airbags, electronic stability control, Six pack + EBD, ISOFIX system and seat belts with pretensioners.
The Renault Captur will be powered by the same 1.5-litre petrol and the 1.5-litre K9K diesel engines, which are already suggested in the Duster. While the former is good for 105bhp, the later produces 108bhp. We believe that Renault could tweak the engines to suggest slightly more power. Transmission options for the car will include a 5-speed manual, a 6-speed CVT (Petrol) and an AMT gearbox (Diesel). It will also come with front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive system. The 4×4 version will also get locking differential system and three driving modes – Lock, Auto and 2WD.
The Good (Positives)
– Modern looks with good road presence
– Renault’s powerful yet fuel efficient engines
– Feature loaded cabin
– Safety on priority
The Bad (Negatives)
– No SUV-ish profile
– Cabin can only accommodate 5-adults/ No 7-seat configuration on suggest