In a bid to tap the growing premium SUV segment, Renault India has launched the all-new Captur at an introductory price of Rs 9.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The Renault Captur is the flagship model of the French carmaker, which is positioned against the Jeep Compass, Hyundai Creta and Mahindra XUV500.
Renault has chosen to name it Captur in India in line with its European version. In Latin America, the model is sold under a different nameplate, Kaptur. The major point of distinction between the two versions, is the underpinnings. That said, the India-spec model is built on the MO platform that also underpins the Duster. On the contrary, the European spec model uses the Clio’s platform.
Renault Captur – All Positive and Negative Points
The all-new Renault Captur was finally launched in the Indian market on November 6, 2017. The premium SUV carline is spread across three trims – RXE, RXL and RXT – and a Platine (diesel) variant. While the petrol models range from Rs 9.99 lakh to Rs 11.69 lakh, the diesel variants have been priced from Rs 11.39 lakh to Rs 13.88 lakh (all ex-showroom Delhi). Picture Gallery – Renault Captur Exterior & Interior Images
Renault Captur Key Features
– Modern looks with good road presence
– Renault’s powerful yet fuel efficient engines
– Feature loaded cabin
– AWD system
– Safety on priority
Renault Captur Price in India
|RXE Petrol||Rs 9.99 lakh|
|RXL Petrol||Rs 11.07 lakh|
|RXT Petrol||Rs 11.69 lakh|
|RXE Diesel||Rs 11.39 lakh|
|RXL Diesel||Rs 12.47 lakh|
|RXT Diesel||Rs 13.09 lakh|
|Platine Diesel||Rs 13.88 lakh|
Positioned above the Duster, the Renault Captur SUV has been made available within the price range of Rs 9.99 lakh – Rs 13.88 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Prices of the petrol variants start from Rs 9.99 lakh, and go up to Rs 11.69 lakh. On the other hand, the diesel trims are available in the range of Rs 11.39 lakh to Rs 13.09 lakh. The Platine diesel variant is priced at Rs 13.88 lakh. The dual-tone versions are available in RXT and Platine at an incremental price of Rs 17,000.
At this price point, the SUV will take head-to-head against the top-selling models such as Hyundai Creta and Mahindra XUV500. The Captur SUV shares its underpinning with its smaller sibling, Duster. This allows comprehensive component sharing between Captur and Duster, enabling Renault to come up with such aggressive pricing. Renault-Nissan Alliance’s Oragadam-based plant in Chennai is the production hub of the Captur. Photo Gallery: Upcoming Renault Cars in India
Renault Captur Bookings
With the unveiling of the Captur SUV in September 2017, Renault commenced official bookings for the premium SUV across authorized dealerships in the country. One can pre-book the car with a token amount of Rs 25,000. This amount is refundable in case of cancellation. Those interested in buying the SUV can also pre-book it through the Renault Captur application.
Renault Captur Images
Renault Captur Exterior Design
The new Renault SUV has been designed and developed on company’s global design tenet and the styling is done to give it a contemporary and chic look with dynamic lines and “distinctive design details”. Renault claims that this premium SUV combines a bold, assertive presence with expressive styling. The India-spec model borrows most of the styling bits with its Russian sibling, albeit Renault has introduced new bits in the design to make it more appealing. With the addition of new elements and other styling bits, the India-spec version looks slightly different from its Russia-spec model. Face of the car has bold and assertive appeal, thanks to its large chromed grille flanked by Pure Vision full LED headlamps.
Wide air-dams on the large bumper in front, a skid-plate and chromed fog-lamp housings with daytime running lamps add more to its premium looks. The side profile of the crossover looks more like a MPV, though the sloping roofline and blacked-out treatment to C-pillar adds a sporty look. The car has pronounced wheel arches fitted with 17-inch alloy wheels. A sharp shoulder runs across the length on the crossover and merges into the tail. Other design bits include a strong beltline, roof-rails and outside rear view mirrors with integrated blinkers. The crossover has been styled aggressively from rear with LED taillights and approach & departure angles of 20 and 31 degrees respectively. It additionally comes with an option of a dual-tone colour theme and Renault offers some bespoke options on the model. Read – Renault Kwid Climber Price, Pics & Details
Renault’s new premium crossoveer comes in a choice of five colour options – Cayenne Orange, Mahogany Brown, Planet Grey, Pearl White and Moonlight Silver. The company is also offering seven dual-tone paint schemes.
|Boot space||392-litres (expandable up to 1,352-lires)|
In terms of proportions, the new Renault SUV is very close to the Russian version sold under the Kaptur nameplate. However, the company has tweaked the exterior styling of the SUV resulting into slight change in dimensions. While the Kaptur is 4,333mm in length, the India-spec Captur is 4,329mm long. It is 1,813mm wider, 1,619mm taller, and the SUV rides on a 2,673mm of wheelbase. The long wheelbase turns into spacious cabin, while the ride height of 708mm turns into one of the tallest driving positioned in the segment. And the crossover comes with a ground clearance of 210mm that seems just right to tackle the Indian roads. This crossover comes with a boot space of 392-litres, which can be further expanded by up to 1352-litres by folding the rear seats.
Renault Captur Interior
Interior styling is chic, in tandem with its outer look. The use of soft touch materials and better plastic quality infuses an upmarket look. Renault’s new SUV comes with 5-seat configuration, though it would have been better if it had come with seven seats. The new Captur crossover shares some of its features with Duster including the infotainment system with MEDIA NAV system, a 7.0-inch touchscreen display which is compatible with voice recognition (only for iOS), Bluetooth, USB and AUX. Though, it doesn’t support Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. One must note that the touchscreen also works as a display for the rear parking camera.
In addition to the above bits, the infotainment system also comes with Bluetooth connectivity, USB, radio and AUX function. The top-spec variant is exclusively adorned with Gold and White inserts. In terms of features, Renault Captur comes packed thickly with prominent bits like a 7.0-inch touchscreen display, radio, Bluetooth connectivity, digital speedometer, keyless entry with start/stop ignition, cruise controls, automatic climate control, a large MID and a 3-spoke multifunctional steering wheel etc.
Renault Captur Specifications
|Engine||1.5-litre H4K||1.5-litre K9K|
|Gearbox||5-speed MT||6-speed MT|
Unlike the Russian-spec Captur that comes with two petrol engines (1.6L & 2.0L units), the India-spec model has been introduced with both petrol and diesel fuel guise. Besides the platform and components, this new SUV shares its engine lineup with the Duster. Powering the petrol variants is a 1.5-litre engine and the diesel trims derive their power from a 1.5-litre K9K motor. The petrol unit in Duster, is essentially a stripped-down version of the 1.6-litre engine that powers Nissan Terrano. This gasoline unit makes a top power of 104.5bhp at 5,600rpm and a peak torque of 142Nm at 4,000rpm.
On the other hand, the 1.5-litre K9K diesel engine used in Duster is tuned for two states of tune-84bhp with 210Nm and 108 with 240Nm. The Captur uses the 108bhp version as claimed by Renault. Both the engines have been tuned for delivering better performance. Transmission duties on the SUV are performed by a 5-speed manual (petrol) and a 6-speed manual (diesel) gearbox. All variants of the SUV comes with 2WD (two-wheel-drive) system. Read: Renault Kwid Racer Edition – What To Expect
Renault Captur Mileage
The premium crossover from Renault shares its platform and engine with the Duster. The petrol variants use the 105bhp, 1.5-litre petrol unit and the diesel variants come with the 108bhp, 1.5-litre K9K oil burner. As for the mileage, the gasoline unit returns a claimed fuel efficiency of 13.87kmpl and the oil burner offers slightly more, between 20.37kmpl. Read: New Renault Duster – Launch & Other Details
Renault Captur Comfort
Positioned above Duster in the line-up, the Captur is not only slightly larger than Duster, but sits on a relatively longer wheelbase as well. That said, the model offers slightly more room to the occupants, though it features a five-seat layout. The top-spec variants gets sport leather upholstery opposed to the lower variants with fabric seat covers. With slightly more room, Captur offers more legroom, kneeroom and headroom both in front and rear.
Renault Captur Practicality
Besides offering ample room to occupants, the cabin offers several storage compartments for storage. In addition, it receives keyless entry with start/stop ignition system and cruise control, foldable rear seats to carve out more space at the back for storing luggage. The Captur comes with a 60:40 split fold rear seat. With the rear seats intact, the model is claimed to offer 397-litre of space for storing luggage and with the seats folded, it can be expanded to 1200L.
Renault Captur Safety
The new Renault SUV is slotted above Duster both in terms of positioning and pricing, which means it offers more features compared to its smaller sibling. While some of the bits have been carried over from Duster, it features additional kit that includes a raft of goodies. Some prominent safety features that are packed in Captur include hill start assist, rain sensing wipers, vehicle stability control, reverse parking camera, standard dual front airbags, anti-lock-braking system with electronic brakeforce distribution and brake assist. Features such as electronic stability control, ISOFIX system and seat belt with pretensioners are also on offer. One must note that Captur received an impressive 4-star rating In the Latin NCAP crash test. Stopping power is sourced from disc brakes at front and rear.
Should You Buy This Car?
Renault Duster was the first proper compact SUV in India amid the full-sized models and as it readies to bring in the all-new Duster in the coming time, the company has rolled out a slightly premium offering that goes up against the Hyundai Creta and Mahindra XUV500. The Renault Captur falls in the price band of Rs 12 lakh to Rs 15 lakh, which puts it in the crosshairs of Tata Hexa (7-seater). Packed with a host of advanced tech, sporting upmarket looks and using efficient engines, Captur could prove to be a feasible alternative to arch rivals Hyundai Creta and Mahindra XUV500.
Being a more upmarket product than the Duster, the Renault Captur is priced a notch higher. This will also make it a direct rival to the Mahindra XUV500.