Prices of the Renault Kaptur SUV might fall within the range of Rs. 12 lakh – Rs. 15 lakh (ex-showroom).
Based on the Duster platform, the Renault Kaptur is likely to be priced quite competitively against its rivals like Mahindra XUV500.
Renault Kaptur, the much-awaited SUV from the French carmaker, will see a release in India during this year’s festive season. This SUV is already on sale in select global markets. In India, the Renault Kaputr will come with 5-seats arrangement, and share its platform and engines with the Renault Duster. Renault Nissan Alliance’s Chennai-based plant will be the production hub for this new SUV in India.
Once launched, the Renault Kaptur will lock horns with products like Mahindra XUV500, Hyundai Creta and Honda BR-V. As a reminder, Renault is also selling the Captur crossover in the European markets based on the Clio platform. Though, the Kaptur is slightly longer than the European model.
A latest ET report claims that the new Renault Kaptur SUV will hit showrooms during 2017 festive season (possibly in October). Though the company hasn’t yet reveale the launch details of the vehicle. Read: Renault Kwid- All You Need to Know
|Base Model||Rs 12 lakh|
|Top Model||Rs 15 lakh|
Being a more upmarket product than the Duster, the Renault Kaptur SUV’s prices will be a notch higher than the former. It is estimated to be priced as low as Rs 12 lakh for the base model, and Rs 15 lakh for the top-spec model. If launched at this price, the new Renault SUV will face a tough competition from the Mahindra XUV500. Read: Upcoming Renault Cars in India
|Diesel||1.5-litre K9K, 108bhp|
|Transmission||5-speed Manual & Automatic|
Technical details of the India-spec Renault Kaptur are yet to be revealed. Though, the carmaker has confirmed that the crossover will come with an AWD system, combined with a locking centre differential. Similar to the Duster AWD, the Renault Kaptur will offer three modes – LOCK, AUTO and 2WD. For transmitting power, there will be a 6-speed manual and an automatic gearbox.
For the Russian market, the Kaptur will be made available with two petrol powertrains – a 143bhp, 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder and a 114bhp, 1.6-litre. On the other hand, the India-spec version might come with both petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol version might derive its power from a 1.6-litre motor, while the diesel model could be the Duster’s 108bhp, 1.5-litre K9K engine.
|Mileage||15kmpl – 16kmpl|
Since the engine details are still under wraps, it would be quite early to comment on its fuel efficiency. However, if the India-spec model with a 1.6L petrol and a 1.5L diesel engines might return a mileage around 13-15kmpl and 19-20kmpl respectively. Read More About – Renault Kwid 1000cc & AMT Variants
New bumper with C-shaped LED DRLs
New alloy wheels design
Longer rear overhang
Touchscreen Infotainment System
Automatic Climate Control
60:40 Split Fold Rear Seat
Vehicle Stability Control
Hill Start Assist
ABS with EBD & Brake Assist
Engine Start-Stop System
Rain Sensing Wipers
Renault Kaptur Spy Images
|Boot space||387-litres (expandable up to 1,200-lires)|
The overall length, width and height of the new Kaptur measure 4,333mm, 1,813mm and 1,613mm respectively. The SUV has a wheelbase of 2,674mm, and a ground clearance of 204mm making it compatible for Indian roads. Compared to the Renault Duster, the Kaptur is longer (by 18mm), narrower (by 9mm)and shorter (by 12mm). It offers a boot space of 387-litre that can be extended up to 1,200-litres by folding the rear seats.
In terms of design and styling, the new Renault 7-seater SUV seems inspired from the Clio-based Renault Captur. Similar to the Brazilian version, the India-spec Renault Kaptur will be proportionally larger and more upmarket than the Duster. Up front, the car gets a wider grille, new bumper and C-shaped LED daytime running lights. The SUV comes fitted with 16 or 17-inch alloy wheels, and tail lamps with LED elements. The car has approach and departure angles of 20 and 31 degrees respectively.
With a longer wheelbase, the new Renault Kaptur will offer a more spacious cabin than the regular Captur. Feature-wise, Renault’s new compact SUV will be a loaded one. There will be a MEDIA NAV system with a seven-inch touch screen display, a digital speedometer, radio and Bluetooth connectivity, automatic climate control, keyless entry with start/stop ignition and cruise control.
The Russian-spec model, additionally, gets a remote engine start system, heated windscreen and heated front seats. For the record, Renault claims that the Kaptur offers tallest driving position (708mm) in its category. It offers a luggage capacity of 897-litres, and 1,200-litres with folded rear seats.
Spy Image Courtesy – IAB