The long-awaited 2018 Renault Captur SUV will soon go on sale in the Indian car market in November 2018. It was speculated that the crossover will be launched before Diwali; that didn’t happen. Instead, the launch has now been delayed to mid-November. Though, Renault dealers have started taking pre-bookings for the car at a token amount of Rs 25,000. We expect that deliveries of the Captur will commence by the end of November. To be positioned above the Renault Duster in the country, the SUV will rival the likes of the Mahindra XUV500 and the Hyundai Creta.
The India-spec model is built on the Duster’s MO platform, which is already on sale in Russian and Latin American markets with different nameplate ‘Kaptur’. Renault has opted for Captur name for Indian market, which is in line with its European version. The European spec model is built on the Clio’s platform. Most of the details about the new 2018 Renault Captur are already out and the top-spec variant of the car will be called ‘Platine’. To be positioned above the Duster, the crossover will be launched as a premium product and is likely to be priced between Rs 12 lakh and Rs 15 lakh. Featuring contemporary styling with lots of curves and contours, the new SUV styling is very similar to the global model.
Talking about design highlights, the SUV comes equipped with a bold chromed grille, pure vision full LED headlights, LED taillights and dual-tone alloy wheels. Renault has announced that they won’t introduce the lower-spec variant of the SUV, as it will be launched as a premium product in India. Measuring above 4 meter in length, the Captur is 18mm longer than the Duster and will come in a 5-seater configuration. The SUV has a ground clearance of 212mm, which is the highest in its league. Picture Gallery – Renault Captur Exterior & Interior Images
The cabin of the SUV is feature loaded and gets soft touch materials and better plastic quality. The rear bench gets 60/40 split seats, which will expand the 387-litres boot to 1,200 litres. Talking about features, the Captur has 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone connectivity features such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Other features include automatic climate control, multi-functional steering wheel, leather upholstery, dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, etc. Not just platform, the 2018 Renault Captur will share mechanics with Duster. It will get a 1.5-litre K9K diesel engine that is good for 108bhp and 240Nm and a 104bhp, 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder unit. Transmission duties will be carried out by a six-speed manual and an AMT unit.
2018 Renault Captur India Launch Date
The French automaker has already unveiled the Captur SUV in the Indian car market. Official bookings for the premium SUV have already started at a token amount of Rs 25,000, which is refundable in case of cancellation. One can pre-book the SUV through Renault Captur application. The SUV will be launched in the country in mid-November, while deliveries could start by the end of Nov.
2018 Renault Captur Price In India
|Base Model||Rs 12 lakh|
|Top Model||Rs 15 lakh|
The Captur SUV is based on Renault’s MO platform that also underpins the Duster SUV. This helps the automaker to price the crossover competitively in the market. To be slotted above the Duster, the 2018 Renault Captur is expected to be priced between Rs 12 lakh and Rs 15 lakh. At this price point, the SUV will rival the Hyundai Creta and Mahindra XUV500. Read: New Renault Duster – Launch & Other Details
2018 Renault Captur India Specifications
|Engine||1.5-litre H4K||1.5-litre K9K|
|Gearbox||6-speed MT||6-speed MT|
Like the platform, the India-spec Captur will borrow powertrains from Duster compact SUV. It will come in both petrol and diesel guise. The gasoline version is propelled by a 1.5-litre unit, while the oil burner will be a tried & tested 1.5-litre K9K unit. The petrol engine is capable of producing a maximum power output of 104.5bhp at 5,600rpm and a peak torque of 142Nm at 4,000rpm. Power is transmitted to the front wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox. It could additionally get an optional 6-speed CVT step-less transmission.
The 1.5-litre K9K diesel engine is the same that also powers the Duster, which offers two states of tune – 84bhp and 108bhp. The Captur will get the 108bhp version that offers 240Nm of torque. The 2WD drivetrain will come as standard on the carline, while the AWD system will be optional on select trims. For transmitting power, it will get a six-speed manual gearbox.
2018 Renault Captur India Mileage
The premium crossover will share its mechanics with the Duster SUV; however, the engines will be tuned for better performance and fuel efficiency. We expect the petrol version to return around 13-15kmpl and diesel model to deliver close to 20kmpl.
2018 Renault Captur Other Details
|Boot space||387-litres (expandable up to 1,200-lires)|
Dimensionally, the India-spec model is similar to the Russian car sold under the different nameplate – Kaptur. There is a slight change in proportions, due to styling tweaks at the front and rear. It measures 4,329mm in length, 1,813mm in width and 1,613mm in height, and the SUV sits on a large wheelbase of 2,673mm. The ride height of 708mm makes it one of the tallest driving positioned SUV in its league. It has a ground clearance of 212mm, which makes easier to drive it through rugged Indian roads. The 2018 Renault Captur has a boot space of 387-litres, which can be further expanded by up to 1,200-litres by folding the rear seats.
Front – McPherson Strut
Rear – Trailing Arm with Coil Springs
Front – Disc
Rear – Disc
ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) as standard
2018 Renault Captur Features
– 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
– Android Auto & Apple CarPlay
– Bluetooth connectivity
– Keyless entry with start/stop ignition
– Cruise control
– Automatic climate control
– Multi-functional steering wheel
– Rear AC vents
– Leather upholstery
– LED headlights & LED taillights
– Dual front airbags
– ABS with EBD
– Vehicle stability control
– Reverse parking camera
– Hill start assist
– Rain sensing wipers
2018 Renault Captur India Exterior
The India-bound Captur crossover shares most of its styling cues from the Russian sibling. However, the French automaker has made some changes to make it more appealing. While the global model gets a gloss-black finish at the front grille, the India-bound model sports a chrome grille to offer premium feel. Upfront is a large grille, sporty bumper and C-shaped LED daytime running lights, new bumpers with wider air-dams, a skid plate and chromed fog lamp housings with DRLs. The side profile of the SUV looks like a MPV; however, there are some styling elements like sloping roofline and blacked-out C-pillar to give it a sporty look.
The flared wheel arches have been fitted to large 17-inch alloy wheels. It features a strong beltline that runs across the length and merges into the tail. Other design highlights include roof rails and ORVMs with integrated blinkers. At the back, the SUV gets LED taillights and approach and departure angles of 20 and 31 degrees, respectively. While the global model is 4,333mm in length, the India-spec model is 4,329mm, 1,813mm and 1,613mm in length, width and height respectively. With ground clearance of around 210mm, the Captur can easily go through rugged Indian roads.
2018 Renault Captur India Interior
This crossover has been slotted above the Duster in the line-up. It rides on the longer wheelbase, which makes it spacious for the regular model. It will come with a five-seat layout, and the rear seats can be folded down to create extra luggage space. The SUV will come with several cubby holes to keep your belongings. Additionally, the Captur gets keyless entry with start/stop ignition system and cruise control, a 7.0-inch touchscreen display with smartphone connectivity including Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, rear parking camera, etc. Other features include automatic climate control, cruise control, a large MID, a 3-spoke multifunctional steering wheel, dual-tone black and ivory dashoard and leather upholstery for seats. Dual front airbags, ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic BrakeForce Distribution), immobilizer, all-disc brakes will come as standard safety features.