Renault India will be launching the Kaptur SUV in India. This SUV has also been spied several times in form of a test mule. The Renault Kaptur will be based on the same platform that also underpins the Duster. Renault have been looking to target the Hyundai Creta which has received phenomenal success in India and has also sidelined the Duster. The Kaptur will be a more premium SUV that will be able to compete with the Creta and the Mahindra XUV500.

The Renault Kaptur is expected to be launched around the festive season this year and this will be a good time for Renault to capitalize on this new vehicle. There is no other launch from the French manufacturer this year. It will be manufactured at Renault’s Chennai facility. The Renault Kaptur will most likely use the same engines that are offered on the Duster, however, with some tweaks. It will also be positioned above the Duster and hence be more premium as well in terms of looks, refinement and features.

How will the new Renault Kaptur be? Will it offer good value? Is it worth waiting for? Read further as we preview this upcoming SUV.

Renault Kaptur Launch Date in India

Renault India has not announced anything as yet, However, we expect the Kaptur to be launched during the festive season, which is by early October 2017. The Duster is now old and is losing market share as well. The Kaptur is a much needed product for Renault to keep its market intact as well as its customer base too. The Kaptur is expected to once again pull back customer to the Renault brand, those who had ventured to other brands due to lack of options at Renault.

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Renault Kaptur Price in India 

VariantsPrice (on-road)
Lowest ExpectedINR 11 lakhs
Highest ExpectedINR 17 lakhs

The Kaptur will be a tad more expensive than the Duster. This will be making it interesting to see that the duo will share the same platform, but will be delivering a different experience to their buyers. The Kaptur will be more upmarket and Duster will have more rugged looks. The price of the Renault Kaptur should be about INR 11 lakhs to INR 17 lakhs (on-road).

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Renault Kaptur Dimensions

Renault Kaptur Dimensions

DimensionsSize
Length4,300 mm
Width1,813 mm
Height1,613 mm
Wheelbase2,674 mm
Turning Radius

5.5 m

Ground Clearance204 mm

 

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Renault Kaptur SUV Features

  • Keyless entry
  • Push start and stop button
  • Touchscreen infotainment system
  • Auto Headlamps
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Reverse camera
  • Navigation
  • Bluetooth
  • Hill start assist
  • Dual airbags
  • ABS with EBD
  • Diesel AMT
  • Petrol CVT

Renault Kaptur SUV Exterior

The front of the Kaptur looks identical to the new generation cars of Renault, like the Clio. It looks very different from the Duster, which has a plain design. The Kaptur in comparison feels generations ahead in styling. It looks more urban and polished.  It has a wide front grille and elongated headlamps with projectors. The LED daytim running lights are place on the bumper and are C-shaped ones., integrated in the fog lamps. The Kaptur is 4.3m in length, similar to the Duster and has ground clearance of 204mm.

The Kaptur will get a floating roof design and an integrated rear spoiler on the roof. It also has body cladding all round to make it look rugged. There is asked plate too, to take care of under body bruises. The Kaptur has approach and departure angles of 20 and 31 degrees respectively. This new SUV is expected to attract loyalties of many customers from other brands.

Renault Kaptur India rear

The Kaptur will get a floating roof design and an integrated rear spoiler on the roof. It also has body cladding all round to make it look rugged. There is asked plate too, to take care of under body bruises. The Kaptur has approach and departure angles of 20 and 31 degrees respectively. This new SUV is expected to attract loyalties of many customers from other brands.

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Renault Kaptur Interiors

The interiors of the Kaptur will be fully new. It has a three spoke steering wheel with steering mounted control for  cruise control. The audio controls are on the steering column. The instrument cluster has a funky design with a digital speedometer and analog for tachometer and fuel gauge. The centre console houses a touchscreen infotainment system, as seen on the Duster. The Auto AC controls are new with vertically elongated AC vents, climate control, push start and stop and storage space on the top.

Renault Kaptur India interior

The Kaptur gets some contemporary equipment that includes intuitive technologies such as keyless entry, ignition and locking for all versions. The Kaptur is also available with the MEDIA NAV system which covers all the basic multimedia functions, complete with a seven-inch (18cm) touch screen display, a radio and Bluetooth connectivity for audio streaming and hands-free use of mobile phones.

The Kaptur’s boot volume is 387 litres and carrying capacity increases to 1,200 litres with the 60/40-split bench in the fully-folded position. Loading is facilitated thanks to a wide tailgate aperture (1,002mm) and additional boot lighting. There isn’t much of a difference in the space of the Kaptur and other competition, however this has good quality interiors and it comes feature loaded, thus giving it an advantage over the Duster. For those who are considering to buy Creta, will be looking at getting the Kaptur or at least considering it.

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Renault Kaptur Competition

Renault Kaptur will be competing with the Hyundai Creta and the Mahindra XUV500. At the moment, these are the strongest competing products. The Maruti S-Cross also stands as a competitor, in terms of pricing.

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Renault Kaptur Engine and Transmission

Renault Kaptur will come fitted with a 1.5-litre diesel engine. This will get about 110bhp of power and it will come mated to a six-speed manual transmission. It might also get a six-speed automatic or an AMT. There will also be a new 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine on the Kaptur. This is likely to come with a dual clutch transmission. The top end variant of the Kaptur will also get all wheel drive.

Renault Kaptur India in motion

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Renault Kaptur Mileage (Expected)

With new Kaptur getting the same 1.5-litre diesel engine, it should have an efficiency of 14km/l in the city and about 19km/l on the highway.

Renault Kaptur Mileage (Expected)

City14km/l
Highway16km/l
ARAI 19km/l

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