India Bound Renault Kaptur Debuts In Russia

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Renault has unveiled the Kaptur crossover in Russia. The Kaptur has been made for emerging markets like Russia, Brazil and India as a premium crossover alternative to the Duster.

The Kaptur is based on the same platform which also underpins the Duster but it takes its styling cues from the Captur crossover sold in Europe.

The new Kaptur is 4,333mm long, 1,813mm wide and 1,613mm high and has a wheelbase of 2,674mm which is quite similar to Duster's dimensions of 4,315mm (length), 1,822mm (width), 1,695mm (hieght) and 2,673mm (wheelbase). 

Design wise, the Kaptur looks quite similar to the Captur. However, the front bumper is more sculpted and features the Daytime Running LEDs. The grille is dominated by the Renault badge in the centre and is flanked by angular headlamps. The Kaptur's rear sees LED taillamps and large tailgate along with a skidplate on the bumper.

Renault still hasn't revealed what engines will reside under the bonnet of the Kaptur. However, when it does make its way into India, the kaptur is expected to use a more powerful version of the Duster SUV's 1.5-litre diesel engine which will be mated with either a 6-speed manual or the Easy-R AMT gearbox.

The Kaptur is expected to enter India in 2017.

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Story first published: Thursday, March 31, 2016, 13:40 [IST]
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