Renault India has been busy readying the Kaptur for its India debut. The Kaptur is a small SUV/crossover similar in design to the Captur sold in Europe. Compared to the Captur, the new Renault Kaptur is slightly bigger in dimensions and is built on a different platform as well. The upcoming Renault small SUV will sit above the Duster in the manufacturer’s lineup. Expect the launch to take place by the end of 2017 at a starting price of Rs. 10 lakhs. Read on for more on the Kaptur small SUV and Renault Kaptur India launch prospects.
Renault Kaptur India Launch Date
|Model||Expected Launch Date|
|Renault Kaptur SUV Launch in India||End 2017|
Although Renault hasn’t yet confirmed if the Kaptur is India-bound, it seems that they have imported test units to India, which indicates that they are almost certainly going to launch the crossover here. Our guess is that the Renault Kaptur India launch would take place around festive season of 2017. It may be noted that the Duster, thanks to the advent of new rivals, is fast losing its popularity. Even though Renault recently introduced a facelift, need of the hour is an all-new vehicle. And the Kaptur looks really potent to lock horns with the likes of the Hyundai Creta.
In India, the Kaptur small SUV will share its engines with the Duster. The Petrol engine on offer will displace 1.6-litres and is expected to pump out up to 105 BHP. The Diesel model will get Renault’s renowned 1.5-litre K9K Diesel engine with a VGT turbo. This is engine is likely to produce around 109 BHP. The launch of an AMT Automatic model is likely to take place sometime after the new SUV’s India launch.
Renault Kaptur Price in India
|Renault Kaptur India Price List (Expected)|
|Renault Kaptur RxE||INR 9.20 lakhs||INR 10.17 Lakhs|
|Renault Kaptur RxL||INR 9.90 Lakhs||INR 11.05 Lakhs|
|Renault Kaptur RxS||INR 11.24 Lakhs||INR 12.18 Lakhs|
|Renault Kaptur RxZ||INR 12.10 Lakhs||INR 13.50 Lakhs|
The Captur is more premium than Duster, so if it makes its way to India, it will be priced higher and will give Renault India presence in a higher segment which is between Rs. 10 Lakhs to Rs. 14 Lakhs. With such a pricing, the Kaptur will command a slight premium over the Hyundai Creta. Indirectly, it will also rival the Tata Hexa and the Mahindra XUV500.
Compared to its not-so-distant cousin, the Nissan Juke, the Kaptur is bigger on the inside and could even replace the Renault Modus internationally. The new Renault Kaptur has a spacious interior. It has a ground clearance of 204 mm and the approach and departure angles are 20 degrees and 31 degrees respectively. All this means that the new Kaptur is considerably rugged for a soft-roader. For the Russian market, Renault offers the Kaptur Small SUV with a 114 bhp 1.6 L Petrol and 143 bhp 2.0 L Petrol engines. However, for its Indian innings, we expect the Kaptur to borrow its engines from the Duster. The Kaptur will also get an optional four-wheel drive system.
Renault Kaptur India – Specifications
Renault Kaptur 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|
Renault Kaptur Mileage
Renault Kaptur India Mileage
As the engines will be shared with the Duster, expect Kaptur to offer similar mileage.
Renault Kaptur Dimensions
Renault Kaptur Dimensions
|Ground Clearance||204 mm|
|Boot Space||387-litres (expandable to 1,200 litres)|
The new Renault Kaptur is 4,333 mm in length, 1,813 mm in width and 1,613 mm in height. In comparison, the Captur is 233 mm shorter, 35 mm narrower and 47 mm lower. The Kaptur’s wheelbase, at 2,674 mm, is 68 mm longer than Captur’s wheelbase of 2,606 mm. It has a boot space of 387-litres, which is expandable to 1200-litres by folding the rear seats.
On the inside, the Kaptur carries a handful of premium features. It will get Renault’s R-Link app-capable, touch-screen media tablet entertainment /navigation screen. Also included will be Bluetooth and a six-speaker stereo system. The Kaptur is likely to get an Automated Manual Transmission model in India. This is the same transmission that is available on the Duster facelift. Other than all this, the Kaptur will also get features like 17-inch mag wheels, 60/40-split for the rear seat, Engine Start-Stop system, ventilated seats and rear aircon vents. The touchscreen unit and the auto aircon control seen here in the picture seem to have been borrowed from the facelifted Duster that was launched in India recently.
Renault Kaptur India – Exterior
The new Renault Kaptur looks a lot like the Clio-based Captur SUV we saw earlier. Talking about the design, the Renault Kaptur SUV looks a lot different to the Duster. It looks more modern, sportier and more car-like. Compared to the Captur, the upcoming Renault small SUV in India is 211mm longer, 35mm wider and 46mm taller. This new Renault Compact SUV for India measures 4333mm in length, 1813mm in width and 1613mm in height. The Kaptur has a wheelbase of 2674mm. Thanks to a ground clearance of 204 mm, the Kaptur 5-Seater SUV has a high stance. It has an approach and departure angles of 20 and 31 degrees respectively. The car features a wider grille, new bumper with C-shaped LED daytime running lights, new 16 or 17-inch alloy wheels and tail lamps with LED elements.
Renault Kaptur India – Interior
The Kaptur is high on interior space. It can seat five in considerable comfort and also offers decent luggage space. It also comes with several cubby holes for storage of knick knacks. The interior also comes loaded with many comfort and convenience features. Highlights include a MEDIA NAV system that comes with a 7-inch touchscreen interface. The interior also gets bits like a digital speedometer, steering-mounted audio controls, Bluetooth, keyless entry with start/stop button and cruise control. The Kaptur’s cabin is highly ergonomic and the driver gets a good view of the road ahead. The Kaptur Small SUV from Renault offers tallest driving position of 708mm.
Renault Kaptur India – Engine & Transmission
As we said, the Kaptur is likely to share its engines with the Renault Duster. This means that the Renault Kaptur India-spec model will offer a 1.6-litre Petrol and a 1.5-litre Diesel engine. While the 1.6-litre Petrol engine gets a 5-Speed manual gearbox, the Diesel engine gets a 6-Speed unit. It is not for sure but the Diesel might get a 6-Speed AMT Automatic model sometime after the Kaptur’s India launch. The Kaptur also offers a 4WD system in international markets. In India, however, it might not get a 4wd model in India, at least not at the time of the launch. Mileage should be roughly 13 KMPL for the Petrol model and 17 KMPL for the Diesel.
Renault Kaptur Video and Images
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