Renault has revealed the details of their all-new SUV, the Captur, to be launched in India in a short while. Positioned above the Duster, the Captur would ideally...
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The Captur is a new crossover from Renault that has spawned off the Duster platform. Renault also has the Captur globally, but that is based on the Clio platform which is expensive to work with. The Kaptur does take design cues from the similarly sized Captur but has been developed for the emerging markets like South America and Asia. The Kaptur is expected to come to India by mid-2017....read full review
The Captur is a new crossover from Renault that has spawned off the Duster platform. Renault also has the Captur globally, but that is based on the Clio platform which is expensive to work with. The Captur does take design cues from the similarly sized Captur but has been developed for the emerging markets like South America and Asia. The Captur is expected to come to India by mid-2017.
The Captur is about 4.3m long which is the same length as the Duster. Which means, the five-seater crossover will be as spacious as the Duster and the lower height means it will be more of an S-Cross competitor than a Creta competitor. Looking at the interior of the new Duster, Renault seems to have learnt what sells in the subcontinent and the Captur will come fully loaded with all the necessary features. It might have the residual French quirks in its design, but if it has the space and features needed, we wouldn’t mind.
The Captur gets the latest Renault signature fascia of a smiley grille with horizontal slats and a chrome lined lower half. The headlamps sweep back on the contoured front and the air dam gets its lower half blacked out with horizontal slats for a sporty look. It gets projector headlamps and bumper mounted LED DRLs. Being a crossover, peripheral cladding is a must and the slightly flared wheel arches with give it a butch look. Tail design is simple but contoured with LED tail lamps and a blacked out lower half of the bumper.
As for the engines, you will have the 1.5-litre dCi turbocharged four cylinder diesel engine powering the front wheels of the Captur. The 1.5-litre mill is offered with the Duster in two states of tune – 84bhp and 108bhp and will most probably be the same on the Captur along with the five and six-speed gearboxes. The petrol mill will be the 1.6-litre 102bhp four cylinder engine also from the Duster. There is also a fair chance of the Captur getting the AWD like the Duster.
As we have said earlier, the Captur should be an S-Cross competitor and might be priced alongside the Duster if not slightly below it. Which means we can expect the Captur to be priced between Rs 8 lakh to 14 Lakh.
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