2017 Renault Kaptur will be the French automaker's answer to the likes of the Mahindra XUV500 and the upcoming Tata Hexa crossover. This seven-seater crossover is already on sale in Russia and will make its Brazilian debut at the Sao Paulo Motor Show. The Kaptur will also make its way to Indian market, and will be locally developed to achieve aggressive pricing. Here are 7 interesting things you wanted to know about this 7-seater crossover.
Bigger in size- The Kaptur is 211mm longer, 35mm wider and 46mm taller than its sibling crossover. Dimensionally, the 7-seater is 4,333mm in length, 1,813mm in width and 1,613mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,674mm, The wheelbase of the crossover is 68mm more than the Captur.
Engine Specs- The Russian spec model is available in two petrol engine - 2.0-litre 4-cylinder and 1.6-litre petrol. The India-spec model is expected to be offered in both petrol and diesel fuel options. The petrol version is likely to get a 1.6-litre unit, the oil burner is likely to be a 108bhp, 1.5-litre K9K unit. Transmission options are likely to include a 5-speed manual, a 6-speed manual and an AMT unit.
Design Sharing with Captur crossover- The 2017 Renault Kaptur crossover shares its design traits from the Captur crossover, which is already on sale in select European markets. While the Captur is based on the VW Up! platform, the Kaptur is based on Duster's MO platform. However, the crossover has some new design features to keep things fresh in the market.
Feature Loaded Cabin- The 2017 Renault Kaptur crossover comes loaded with several high end features including a MEDAI NAV system with a 7-inch touchscreen display with navigation and Bluetooth connectivity, automatic climate control, keyless entry with start/stop ignition and cruise control.
Based on Duster platform- The Kaptur crossover is based on the highly localised Duster's MO platform. To be positioned above the Duster SUV, the crossover is likely to be priced aggressively to target young buyers. This will help Renault to position the 7-seater car competitively against its closest rival- the Mahindra XUV500.
Large luggage space- The 7-seater crossover comes with a luggage space of 387-litres with all 3 rows in position. The boot space can be increased by up to 897-litres, and 1,200-litres with folded rear seats.
All-Wheel-Drive System- The new 2017 Renault Kaptur crossover will come with an AWD system, which will be combined with a locking centre differential. The crossover will be available with three driving modes- LOCK, AUTO and 2WD; the same AWD system is available in Duster SUV.