The Renault Kaptur has been spotted testing in Brazil following its unveil in the country this month. The India-spec model will borrow traits from this model.
The thinly camouflaged vehicle might be in the final stages of its testing as it has started to drop the heavy cladding. It will be locally produced in Brazil and will be sold as the 'Captur' in that market. However, it should be noted that this is actually different from the Captur sold in the European market. This Kaptur is 4,333mm long, 1,813mm wide and 1,613mm in height. It has a wheelbase of 2,674mm and boasts of a ground clearance of 204mm. The spacious cabin has a 387litre boot, which can be expanded to 1,200litres with the rear seats down.
The Renault Kaptur is based on the BO platform underpinning the Duster. According to reports, the Brazilian market will get only the 2.0-litre 16V flex-fuel engine initially. On the other hand, in Russia, the Kaptur is offered with either a 1.6-litre or 2.0-litre petrol mill. Four-wheel drive system is also available with the 2.0-litre model.
Renault's CEO Carlos Ghosn had confirmed last month that the Kaptur will be launched in Brazil by 2017. We can expect it to be launched for the Indian market as well. We had recently reported that the carmaker had already brought a pre-production prototype for testing in our country. However, its Indian launch might be scheduled for the second half of 2017. The India-spec Kaptur is expected to be manufactured in India at Renault-Nissan's alliance facility near Chennai.
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