Renault Captur, an all new SUV for the Indian car market. The French brand begun its major sales in India with the Duster. This was an SUV that made many car makers to look at the smaller SUVs for India and change their plans. Today so many new SUVs have entered this segment and there are more affordable and even expensive options than the Duster in the market. The Creta is one of them, which has more premium features and has a tad more pricing too.
Renault’s new SUV will be targeting these kind of buyers. The Captur will be a more premium SUV and it shall be offered over the Duster. This shall be longer, premium, upmarket and more feature loaded too. This will also get the same set of Renault engines like the 1.5-litre diesel churning about 108bhp of power and shall have six-speed manual transmission too.
In terms of features, there shall be SmartKey entry, push start and stop, more modern and urban looking interiors. This will be something in the direction of the Creta. The Duster will be to please those who like to off-road. The Renault Captur will be more for urban use. The styling too is more modern looking.
Renault Captur Launch Date in India
|Model||Expected Launch Date|
|Renault Captur SUV||October, 2017|
Renault Captur Price in India
|Petrol||Rs 11 Lakh – 14 Lakh|
|Diesel||Rs 12 Lakh – 15 Lakh|
The Renault Captur 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. This will be more upmarket and Duster will have more rugged looks. The price should be about INR 11 lakhs to INR 17 lakhs (on-road). This will make it a good option to consider.
Renault Captur Dimensions
Renault Captur SUV Exterior
The Renault Captur gets a completely new grille. This is similar to what the facelift Fluence has. This gets a design that follows the Koleos rather than the Duster. The front grille with the bumper forms a smiley grille. The headlamps are pulled back and the hood is crowned. The LEDs are integrated in the fog lamps that form a C shape. The side profile of the Kaptur is very much like a crossover. The Captur has a floating roof design and it comes with dual tone colours. The front window even has a front three quarter window as well. The rear of the SUV looks stylish too. It still gets the same Captur badging at the rear just like the Duster and the Lodgy. There is also an integrated rear spoiler and then there are skid plates too. The alloy wheels look like flower petals.
The stance points to the reliability expected of a genuine all-terrain vehicle, including approach and departure angles of 20 and 31 degrees respectively, plus record ground clearance of 204mm (unladen). In terms of styling, the Renault Captur is much better than the Duster. This will be appreciated especially by urban dwellers. This SUV looks more premium and urban and with its dual tone exterior design, the brand is look at capturing the market even one segment just above the Duster. This is a more stylish SUV than the Duster, but yes it is a five-seater too.
Renault Captur Interiors
The interiors of the Renault Captur are completely new. The Renault Captur has a three spoke steering wheel with cruise control, and then audio controls are on the steering column. The instrument binnacle has a new design with a digital speedometer and analog for tachometer and fuel tank gauge. The centre console consists of a large touchscreen infotainment system with vertically elongated AC vents, climate control, push start and stop and storage space on the top.
The Renault Captur comes with a modern equipment package for everyday use, including intuitive technologies such as keyless entry, ignition and locking for all versions. The Captur 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 Renault Captur’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 Renault Captur 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 Renault Captur or at least considering it.
Renault Captur India Competition
Renault Captur will be competing with the Hyundai Creta and the Nissan Terrano. At the moment, these are the strongest competing products. Then there is also the Maruti S-Cross as well, if we consider similar price point.
Renault Captur India Specifications
|Engine||1.6-litre, 4-cylinder||1.5-litre, 4-cylinder|
|Transmission||5-Speed Manual||6-Speed Manual|
Renault Captur will have a 1.5-litre diesel engine that will churn about 110bhp of power and it will come with a six-speed manual transmission and also a six-speed automatic or AMT. This will get the same Duster 83bhp engine, however there will be a bump in power as the engine will get minor updates.
To be safe there shall be the 1.6-litre petrol engine on the SUV. This is the same engine that we have already seen on the Duster. This will be offered with a five-speed manual and CVT. This isn’t the most powerful engine of the lot and it doesn’t even have that much power either. It is good to cruise on the highway and isn’t that good when it comes to performance. We hope Renault to a 1.2-litre turbo petrol engine on the Kaptur. This is likely to come with a dual clutch transmission.
Renault Captur India Mileage
- 16-inch wheels
- Projector headlamps
- Daytime running LEDs
- LED tail lamps
- Keyless entry
- Push start and stop button
- Touchscreen infotainment system
- Reverse camera
- Rear AC vents
- Climate control
- Leather upholstery
- Dual Airbags
- Eco mode
Renault Captur India Dimensions
|Ground Clearance||204 mm|