Buoyed by an excellent response for Kwid, Renault is now planning to launch several new products in India in the next 2 years. The next model in pipeline is its globally popular 5-seater premium crossover, Captur. Set for the launch this festive season, the Captur could be a viable alternative to Hyundai Creta and Mahindra XUV500. Ahead of its launch in India, we bring you five interesting facts about Captur that you need to know. Also Read – Renault Captur all you need to know
Duster’s MO platform
While the European-spec Captur is based on the Clio platform, the India-bound model will be developed on the Duster’s MO platform. As a reminder, the Duster based crossover is already on sale in Russian market as Kaptur. However, Renault opted for the popular Captur brand to launch this product in India. This platform is locally developed in India, which will help the automaker to price it competitively in the market. You May Also Like – Renault Captur Vs Hyundai Creta | Renault Captur Vs Mahindra XUV500
This premium crossover will share its mechanics with the Duster SUV. The gasoline version will get a 1.5-litre H4K engine that is good for 104.5bhp and 142Nm of torque. Transmission options will include a 5-speed manual and a 6-speed CVT unit. On the other side, the oil burner will be a 1.5-litre K9K unit. However, the Captur will get the 108bhp/248Nm version of this engine. Both manual and AMT version of the crossover will be on offer. Renault could tweak these engines to offer higher power and torque. Also Read – Renault Captur Vs Renault Duster
Updated infotainment system
This new Captur crossover will be equipped with an updated 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system. This system is compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and it also work as a display for the rear parking camera. It is also equipped with radio, Bluetooth connectivity, USB and AUX function.
Big boot space
Sits above 4 meter in length, this crossover has a 60:40 split fold rear seat. The Captur is claimed to have a boot space of 387-litres, with all-seats in position. The boot space can be extended up to 1,200-litres by folding the rear seat.
Feature loaded cabin
The Captur crossover will be equipped with raft of features such as MEDIA NAV system with a 7-inch touchscreen display, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Feature list include Bluetooth connectivity, keyless entry with start/stop ignition, multifunctional steering, automatic climate control, rear parking camera, etc.