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Renault Kaptur Launching This Festive Season

Prices of the Renault Kaptur SUV might fall within the range of Rs. 12 lakh – Rs. 15 lakh (ex-showroom).

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2017 Renault Kaptur India

Based on the Duster platform, the Renault Kaptur is likely to be priced quite competitively against its rivals like Mahindra XUV500.

Renault, the French automaker will launch the much-awaited Renault Kaptur SUV in India during the festive season this year. To be slotted above Duster in Renault’s Indian line-up, the crossover will aim at buyers seeking a spacious UV with contemporary styling. As a reminder, the Kaptur was unveiled last year and is currently on sale in the Russian market. If reports are to be believed, the India-spec model could be called Renault Captur (European Nameplate).

Compared to the European model, the India-bound model will receive some styling changes and could be spelled differently as in ‘Kaptur’. This model will be larger in size, measuring longer and wider than its European cousin. While the European model is based on Clio platform, the crossover coming to India will share underpinnings and mechanicals with Duster. Adding to it, Renault will also offer customisation options to buyers. Some of the features to be on offer will include a 7-inch MEDIANAV system, automatic climate control, a large MID, 3-spoke multi-functional steering wheel and others.

The Good (Positives)

Modern looks with good road presence
Renault’s powerful yet fuel efficient engines
Feature loaded cabin
AWD system
Safety on priority

The Bad (Negatives)

No SUV-ish profile
Cabin can only accommodate 5-adults/ No 7-seat configuration on offer
Likely to be expensive

2017 Renault Kaptur India

Renault Kaptur Price in India

Variant Expected Price
Base Model Rs 12 lakh
Top Model Rs 15 lakh

The India-spec model will be based on the Duster’s MO platform, which is already developed at Renault-Nissan Alliance’s production facility in India. This would not only help the French automaker to customize Kaptur for the Indian market, but it will save it on the overall cost. To be slotted above Duster, the new crossover could be priced between Rs 12 lakh to Rs 15 lakh. Read: Upcoming Renault Cars in India 

Renault Kaptur (Captur) Launch Date

The company has already confirmed that the Kaptur will be launched in India towards the end of this year. We expect this crossover will go on sale during festive season (around September/October).

Renault Kaptur Mileage

Petrol 13-15kmpl
Diesel 19-20kmpl

The premium crossover will come in petrol and diesel guises. While the petrol version is likely to return around 13-15kmpl, the oil burner could deliver around 19-20kmpl. Read More About – Renault Kwid 1000cc & AMT Variants

Renault Kaptur (Captur) Specifications

Petrol 1.5-litre
Diesel 1.5-litre K9K, 108bhp
Transmission 5-speed Manual, AMT & Automatic CVT

It will not only share underpinnings with Duster but Renault could also use the same set of engines as on its smaller sibling. The gasoline version of the crossover will be powered by a 1.5-litre H4K unit, which is basically a downsize version of the 1.6L unit. This engine churns out a maximum power output of 104.5bhp at 5,600rpm against 142Nm of torque at 4,000rpm. A five-speed manual gearbox driving the power to front wheels will come as standard, while a 6-speed CVT stepless gearbox could be offered as optional.

The diesel model, on the other hand, will get the 1.5-litre K9K unit that offers two states of tunes – 84bhp and 108bhp – on Duster. However, the Kaptur is likely to get the 108bhp/245Nm version. The French automaker has confirmed that the SUV will come with an AWD system with locking centre differential and three driving modes – Lock, AUTO and 2WD. The transmission options are likely to include a six-speed manual unit and an AMT unit. Also See – Renault Captur Picture Gallery

Renault Kaptur Exterior Design

Front Profile

The Kaptur crossover shares most of its styling cues from its European sibling. The front profile of the car will be aggressive featuring elements like large grille, sporty bumper and C-shaped LED daytime running lamps. The big bumper features a wider grille, a skid plate and chromed fog-lamp housing with DRLs.

Renault Kaptur side profile

Side Profile

The side profile offers a MPV-ish profile, but the sloping roofline and blacked-out treatment to C-pillar gives it a sporty look. The flared wheel arches are likely to be fitted to 16 -or- 17-inch alloy wheels. Other design elements include strong beltline, ORVMs with integrated blinkers and roof-rails. Read – Renault Kwid Climber Price, Pics & Details

Rear Profile

Rear end will be equally assertive sporting LED taillights and approach & departure angles of 20 and 31 degrees respectively. For a sportier look, Renault could offer dual-tone exterior paint options along with customized add-on.

Renault Kaptur rear profile

Dimensions

Length 4,333mm
Width 1,813mm
Height 1,613mm
Wheelbase 2,674mm
Ground Clearance 204mm
Boot space 387-litres (expandable up to 1,200-lires)

Dimensionally, Kaptur will be identical to the model sold in the Russian market. It measures 4,333mm, 1,813mm and 1,613mm in length, width and height respectively. The wheelbase of 2,673mm hints at a spacious cabin. With a ride height of 708mm, Kaptur is claimed to offer tallest driving position in the segment. Adding to it, the crossover will have a ground clearance of 204mm.

Renault Kaptur Interior

Spaciousness/Seating

With a long wheelbase and larger dimensions than Duster, the five-seat interior will offer comfortable space to the occupants. The top-end models will get leather seats, while the low-end models will feature good quality fabric upholstery. Thanks to long wheelbase, the Kaptur will have impressive legroom, kneeroom and headroom space for both front and rear occupants.

Renault Kaptur Interior

Practicality

Not just spacious cabin, the Kaptur will also have several cubby holes to keep your belongings. The crossover also gets keyless entry with start/stop ignition system and cruise control. Adding to it, the rear seats can be folded down to increase the boot space to 1,200-litres from 387-litres.

Infotainment/Music Systems

The new Kaptur will share its infotainment system with the Duster SUV. It will get MEDIA NAV system with 7-inch touchscreen display that will be compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. It also work as a display for the rear parking camera. The system also has radio, Bluetooth connectivity, USB and AUX function.

Features

Renault will pack a raft of goodies including MEDIA NAV system with 7-inch touchscreen display, radio, Bluetooth connectivity, digital speedometer, keyless entry with start/stop ignition, cruise controls, a large MID, 3-spoke multifunctional steering and automatic climate control. It is expected to feature dual-tone black and ivory dashboard, seat upholstery and door cars akin to its Brazil-spec model.

Renault Kaptur Boot Space

This crossover comes with 60:40 split fold rear seat.With all-seats in position, the Kaptur offers a luggage space of 387-litres. The boot space can be extended up to 1,200-litres by folding the rear seat.

Renault Kaptur (Captur) Safety & Braking

This crossover will be equipped with several high-end safety and security features. The range-topping models will get vehicle stability control, hill start assist, rain sensing wipers, reverse parking camera, dual front airbags (standard), ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic BrakeForce Distribution) and brake assist.

Renault Kaptur side view

Is it worth waiting for?

To be launched as a premium alternative to Duster, the upcoming Kaptur will face stiff competition from the likes of Mahindra XUV500 & Hyundai Creta. The crossover is expected to cost between Rs 12 lakh to Rs 15 lakh, which also makes it a rival to Tata Hexa 7-seater SUV. With loaded features, upmarket looks and efficient powertrains, the Kaptur could be a viable alternative to the likes of XUV500 and Creta.

Renault Kaptur Preview
  • Overall Styling
  • Features
  • Engine

Summary

Being a more upmarket product than the Duster, the upcoming Renault Kaptur is likely to be priced a notch higher. This will also make it a direct rival to the Mahindra XUV500.

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COMMENTS
  1. mark zukerburg* facebook(owner)
    May 2, 2016

    good job………

  2. Atul Raj
    July 6, 2016

    After this review I love Kaptur…
    And i will buy this.
    But in your sight u should give photographes to be more clear.
    Thank you 🙂

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      July 6, 2016

      Sure, we’ll add more pictures.

  3. Jay Mehta
    July 18, 2016

    When will l it launch finally in india I am to excited

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      July 18, 2016

      It will launch during 2017 festive season.

  4. Sumith
    October 9, 2016

    When launch. Need mail alert

  5. Xxxxx
    February 12, 2017

    When kaptur launch or launched

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      February 13, 2017

      The Kaptur is expected to enter our shores by the end of this year.

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