Renault has finally launched the Captur in India with prices starting at Rs 9.99 lakh. The Renault Captur SUV gets a host of changes to keep it new yet pocket friendly as compared to the European version. The SUV shares its underpinnings with the Duster SUV, both models being based on the MO platform. However, the Captur is more premium of the two and packs in additional features as well. Here's everything you need to know about Renault's latest offering.
Renault Captur Exterior
The Renault Captur is designed as a crossover using the French car maker's global design language and has been positioned as a premium offering. India gets the Captur (with a C) moniker, same as the European version, unlike the Russian version that uses 'K' in its name. The design is quirky on the compact SUV with the bold grille and diamond logo up front, but looks smart and likeable, and very urban too. While the standard name is Captur, Renault India has added the 'Platine' suffix to the top-end variants to differentiate more effectively.
The Renault Captur is a lot premium and comes with some bold styling and a bunch of premium equipment. Up front we have a stylish chrome accented grille, flanked by LED headlamps with integrated daytime running lights and a primary set of C-shapped LED DRLs on the front bumper. The SUV get s faux silver skid plate as well along with some subtle lines on the bonnet that give the Captur an imposing stance.
Renault Captur Interior
In line with rivals in the premium UV space, the SUV will also be available in seven-seat layout along with the usual five-seat configuration. Styling will be more upmarket in tandem with the Brazil-spec model and there will be a raft of tech inside.
Renault Captur Engine specification & Transmission
||105 bhp @ 5600 rpm
||108 bhp @ 4000 rpm
||142 Nm @ 4000 rpm
||240 Nm @ 1750 rpm
The Renault Captur gets power from the same 1.5-litre four-cylinder diesel and 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engines shared with the Duster. The diesel motor produces 108 bhp of power at 4000 rpm and peak torque of 240 Nm at 1750 rpm. On the other hand, the petrol engine churns out 105 bhp of power at 5600 rpm and a peak torque of 142 Nm at 4000 rpm. The diesel engine comes mated with a 6-speed manual, while the petrol motor gets a 5-speed manual gearbox. The option of an automatic is likely to be on offer.
Renault Captur Prices (Ex-showroom, Delhi)
|RXT Mono Petrol
|RXT Mono Diesel
|Platine Mono Diesel
Renault Captur Dimensions
The new-gen Captur is 4329 mm in length, 1813 mm in width, and 1619 mm in height. The car is a little longer but a bit narrower and shorter in height when compared with the proportions of the Duster. The wheelbase measures 2673 mm, same as the Duster. On the other hand, the Captur has a ground clearance of 210 mm (un-laden). In these proportions, the Captur SUV looks upmarket and stylish with the Renault family front grille, dual-tone alloys, and the all-LED head lights and taillamps.
Renault Captur Competition
In the premium UV space, Renault Captur will go up against strong contenders including Hyundai Creta, Mahindra XUV500 and Toyota Innova Crysta. It is believed that the higher spec variants in the range will be filled to the brim with features and will take on Hyundai Tucson in that space.