Renault India has finally unveiled the much-awaited Captur (Kaptur in Russian market) crossover in the country. Already on sale in the several global markets, the 2017 Renault Captur will also make its way to India during this festive season. The company has confirmed that the crossover will see a release in month of October 2017.
Pricing & Competition - The 2017 Renault Captur will be the French automaker's answer to the Jeep Compass, Hyundai Creta, Tata Hexa and Mahindra XUV500. Aiming to achieve competitive pricing, the carmaker will produce the vehicle locally at its Chennai based manufacturing unit. The price of the crossover is likely to fall in range of Rs 10 lakh – Rs 20 lakh.
Engine Specs – In India, the Captur will come with both petrol and diesel engines borrowed from the Renault Duster. The petrol engine is a 1.5-litre unit making a top power of 104bhp at 5,600rpm and 142Nm of torque at 4,000rpm. On the other hand, the diesel model is propelled by a 1.5-litre, four-cylinder motor churning out 108bhp at 4,000rpm and 240Nm at 1,750rpm. Transmission options on offer will be a 6-speed manual and an optional automatic.
Exterior Styling- The 2017 Renault Captur crossover looks different from the European-spec Captur crossover. While the European model is based on the VW Up platform, the India-bound model sits on Duster's MO platform. Some of the key highlights include signature front grille, LED headlamps, dual-tone alloys and LED taillamps.
Bigger in size – India-spec Capture will be the same model, which is already on sale in Russia. Though, it is rebadged as Captur here. The 2017 Renault Captur is longer, wider and taller than its sibling crossover, which currently available in the European markets. Proportionally, the car measures 4,329mm in length, 1,813mm in width and 1,619mm in height. It has a wheelbase of 2,673mm, which is longer than the European-spec model.
Feature Loaded Cabin - The 2017 Renault Captur crossover comes loaded with several high end features including a MEDAI NAV system with a 7-inch touchscreen display with gloss black inserts and navigation and Bluetooth connectivity, automatic climate control, keyless entry with start/stop ignition and cruise control. The high-spec trim will get premium gold and white inserts instead of gloss black.
Safety Features – All variants of the 2017 Renault Captur come with the dual front airbags, ABS with EBD and brake assist. The car also gets hill-start assist, electronic stability control and ISOFIX child seats. The premium crossover might also get rear parking sensors for parking assist.