Renault India has finally introduced the all-new Captur compact SUV at a starting price of Rs 9.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The carline comes in three trims – RXE, RXL and RXT - and a range-topping Platine diesel variant.
Pricing & Competition - The 2018 Renault Captur is the French automaker's answer to the Hyundai Creta, Jeep Compass and Mahindra XUV500. The petrol models of the SUV comes in the range of Rs 9.99 to Rs 11.69 lakh, and the diesel versions are priced between Rs 11.39 lakh to Rs 13.88 lakh (all, ex-showroom Delhi). Please note that these prices are introductory, and will be revised soon.
Engine Specs – The Captur compact SUV comes with both petrol and diesel engines borrowed from the Renault Duster. The petrol engine is a 1.5-litre unit pushing out a maximum power of 104bhp at 5,600rpm and 142Nm of torque at 4,000rpm. On the other hand, the diesel model uses a 1.5-litre, four-cylinder motor that returns a claimed 108bhp at 4,000rpm and 240Nm at 1,750rpm. All variants of the SUV get a 6-speed manual gearbox.
Exterior Styling- The India-spec 2018 Renault Captur looks similar to the European-spec Captur crossover. While the European model is based on the VW Up platform, the Indian version sits on Duster's MO platform. Key design elements include signature front grille, LED headlamps, dual-tone alloys and LED taillamps. Renault India is offering five single tone and seven dual-tone colour options on the SUV.
Bigger in size – The 2018 Renault Captur is longer, wider and taller than the Europe-spec model. Proportionally, the car measures 4,333mm in length, 1,813mm in width and 1,619mm in height. It has a wheelbase of 2,673mm, which is longer than its European sibling. The SUV has a ground clearance of 210mm.
Feature Loaded Cabin - The 2018 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 gets premium gold and white inserts instead of gloss black.
Safety Features – All variants of the 2018 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.