All-new Captur crossover from Renault
Renault India has officially shown the Captur SUV in India and the car will be sold from October 2017 as per reports. The Captur will be a major volume driver for Renault in the SUV segment between Rs.10-20 lakhs where it already has the Duster compact SUV. The European name Captur has been chosen for India, unlike the Kaptur which is sold in other global markets. Interestingly, the new Captur will not have any base variants for India and it will take on the likes of the Jeep Compass, Hyundai Creta and others. Renault is counting on the Captur to drive sales volumes in the segment.
The design language is smart and stylish and at par with global counterparts. The crossover will also come with Platine badging for the top-end version. The Captur is longer than the Renault Duster but is narrower than it. The wheelbase is same as the Duster at 2763 mm while there is 210 mm of ground clearance which should be good enough to tackle Indian roads.
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There is a smart Renault grille in the front while the dual-tone alloy wheels lend a sportier touch to the Captur. There are LED headlamps and tail lights for the Captur as well. The premium interiors make the Captur a premium product, particularly for the gloss black inserts surrounding the large touchscreen infotainment setup along with the black and white dual-tone theme. The twin-pod instrument cluster also contains a digital infotainment display which should be an attractive feature for Indian buyers. Top-end trims are also expected to come with exclusive white and gold inserts inside.
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There will be several customization options for customers according to Renault India. The Captur draws power from a four-cylinder 1.5-litre diesel engine and 1.5-litre petrol engine. Both these engines are already used in the Renault Duster. The petrol engine churns out 104 BHP at 5600 RPM with peak torque of 142 Nm at 4000 RPM. The diesel mill, on the other hand, makes 108 BHP at 4000 RPM with peak torque figures of 240 Nm at 1750 RPM. Both these engines will be mated to 6-speed manual transmission systems while an automatic transmission unit may also be offered to buyers.