Popular French automaker, Renault, will launch the Captur SUV (aka Kaptur) in India in the second half of 2017! The Captur for India is based on the same platform as the Duster. The upcoming SUV was seen testing on Indian public roads recently. And speculations are rife that the Kaptur, nay, the Captur will launch in India by October, 2017. Prices could start at Rs 10 lakh or thereabouts. Read on for more on the Renault Captur India launch date, price, specifications, mileage, etc. Also See- Renault Captur – All You Need to Know
The Renault Captur will cost more than the Duster. Basically, the upcoming Renault SUV will rival the top end variants of the Hyundai Creta and entry level trims of the Mahindra XUV500 and the Tata Hexa. The Captur is underpinned by the B0 platform, which comes from the Duster. The Renault Captur will be locally manufactured at the company’s Chennai facility. Like we said, the company has commenced road tests of the Captur.
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Renault Captur India Launch Date
|Model||Expected Launch Date|
|Renault Captur SUV||October, 2017|
Renault India is yet to announce the official launch date of the Captur. However, it’s very likely that the launch of the Captur will fall around October, 2017. It’s worth a mention here that the Duster is fast losing out to its fresher rivals. While a facelift was launched last year, Renault India requires an all-new product to maintain its popularity in the SUV market. This is exactly where the Captur will help. While it will be priced significantly higher, it will still bring back the attention of SUV buyers towards the Renault brand.
Renault, while still quite on the launch date, has at least confirmed it will launch the Captur in India this year. Sumit Sawhney, Country CEO and Managing Director, Renault India Operations, said, “We are delighted to announce that we will launch our premium feature loaded Renault CAPTUR in India this year, which has delivered global success and is widely acclaimed for its stunning expressive design. CAPTUR has sold over a million cars worldwide and will enhance our product portfolio as we aim to grow our presence in the SUV segment in India. Like all our offerings in India, there will high levels of innovation and customisation in the Renault CAPTUR that will be launched in India, to best suite the Indian customers.”
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Renault Captur Price in India
|Petrol||Rs 11 Lakh – 14 Lakh|
|Diesel||Rs 12 Lakh – 15 Lakh|
As we said, the Captur will be priced higher than the Duster. The Captur will rival the likes of Mahindra XUV500 and Tata Hexa. Hence, prices are expected to start at Rs 11 lakh or thereabouts. The Captur will also become a rival to the high-end Hyundai Creta variants.
Renault Captur India Specifications
|Engine||1.6-litre, 4-Cyl, NA||1.5-litre, 4-Cyl, Turbo|
|Max. Power||103 BHP||109 BHP|
|Peak Torque||150 Nm||250 Nm|
|Transmission||5-Speed Manual||6-Speed Manual|
The Renault Captur is likely to offer 2 engine options- 1.6 L Petrol and 1.5 L Diesel. While the Petrol engine will be a Naturally Aspirated unit, the oil burner will employ a turbocharger. Both the engines will output in excess of 100 BHP. The Petrol engine will come mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. The Diesel engine, however, will get a 6-speed manual unit. Both the engines could get an AMT option. Also, the top-end Diesel model could have an optional 4WD system.
Renault Captur India Mileage
|Petrol Model||12 KMPL|
|Diesel Model||17 KMPL|
The Captur will share its engines with the Duster. Hence, even the average mileage figures will be similar.
Renault Captur India Features
The Captur will offer a handful of premium features. Among the highlights will be-
- R-Link App Compatibility
- Touch-screen Interface for Infotainment
- Sat Nav
- 17-inch Alloy Wheels
- Engine Start-Stop System
- Rear Aircon Vents
- Automatic Climate Control
- Rain Sensing Wipers
- Automatic Headlamps
- Vehicle Stability Control
- Brake Assist
- Cornering Lamps
- Hill Start Assist
Renault Captur India Dimensions
|Ground Clearance||204 mm|
|Boot Space||387-litres (expandable to 1,200 litres)|
Renault Captur India Review – Exterior Design
The Captur takes many design cues from the Clio-based Captur SUV concept. In terms of design, the Captur looks a totally unlike the Duster. While the Duster looks butch, the Captur is far sleeker, and more car-like. The upcoming Renault SUV for India is 4,333 mm long, 1,813 mm wide and 1,613 mm high. It has got a wheelbase of 2,674 mm. Its 204 mm ground clearance helps impart a rather aggressive stance to this SUV. The approach and departure angles stand at 20 and 31 degrees respectively. Highlights of the car’s exterior include a wide grille, C-shaped LED DRLs and stylish 17-inch alloy wheels. Renault India is likely to offer dual tone paint and many customization options on the Captur.
Renault Captur India Review – Interior Design
The Captur will offer a spacious interior. It will offer 5 seats along with a lot of luggage space. The cabin will offer several cubby holes for storage of knick-knacks. Also, the interior will boast many features. Highlights here include a 7-inch touchscreen for the Media NAV system, digital speedometer, multi-function steering wheel, start/stop button and rear AC vents. The Captur offers a really tall driving position of 708mm.
Renault Captur India – Engine & Transmission
The Captur shares its engines with the Duster. Hence, it offers a 1.6 L Petrol and a 1.5 L Diesel engine. The Petrol motor gets a 5-Speed manual gearbox. The Diesel engine, however, offers a 6-Speed manual transmission. Both models could also get a 6-Speed AMT. India is also likely to get a 4WD system for top models. The Petrol engine should have an average mileage of 12 KMPL, while the Diesel motor could offer 17 KMPL.
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