Renault India Unveils Premium SUV Captur, Go On Sale in October 2017

Renault subsidiary in India has pulled the wraps off from the premium SUV Captur, as the festive season is making way in the country. The crossover’s launch is confirmed in October 2017. Already available in 75 countries, the new crossover Captur will support the brand to set its feet in the Indian automobile industry.

Tagged with the price sticker of INR 10-20 lakh, the new SUV will combat with the rivals- the Hyundai Creta and the Jeep Compass in the segment. For the newcomers, Renault has said that they will surely generate revenue and same is expected with this imminent crossover.

Unlike the Brazilian and Russian trims, the Indian market gets its availability only as a premium offering. The India-bound model also continues with the identical design philosophy of the global model. It spelled similar to the European model’s name, while in other markets it spelled differently as “Kaptur”.

In terms of style and looks, the crossover is an upmarket model with measuring such as 4329 mm length, 1813 mm width and 1619 mm height. It is longer than the Duster but is slightly narrower comparatively. With a high ground clearance of 210mm (un-laden), the Renault Captur stands on a wheelbase of 2673 mm. The signature Renault grille upfront, dual-tone alloy wheels and the all-LED headlamps and taillights are a host of attractions on the crossover’s skin.

Entering the cabin, the New Captur is furnished with an all-new dual-tone black and white shade. The dashboard has a unique twin-pod instrument cluster with a digital infotainment system which is appealing. While a large touchscreen infotainment system studded with gloss black inserts is flaunting at the centre console. The top-of-the-line trim is probable to get gold and white inserts. As expected, a host of decorative will also be provided for personification.

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If the propelling heart is concerned, the brand is offering the Renault Captur in both diesel and petrol powered options borrowed from the elder sibling, Duster. The 1.5-litre four-cylinder diesel unit pumps out the peak power of 108 bhp at 4000 rpm and delivers peak torque of 240 Nm at 1750 rpm to the wheels. On the flip of the coin, the petrol engine spits out 104 bhp at 5600 rpm along with 142Nm at 4000 rpm. The power transmission takes place via a mated manual 6-speed gearbox in both the powertrains. An automatic gearbox is also likely to supply for the Indian audience.