French automaker Renault has been testing its Kaptur (Captur) on Indian roads for quite a while. A new set of images has surfaced on the internet of the Renault test mule. The images reveal that the manufacturer is developing the model at a faster pace.
The Kaptur will be manufactured locally at Renault-Nissan's plant at Chennai. The launch of the SUV is expected to happen in late 2017 in the Indian market. A set of four images of the test mule was posted by IndianAutosblog.
The SUV was heavily camouflaged and didn't reveal much. When it is launched, the Renault Kaptur will compete against the likes of Ford Ecosport, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and Honda BR-V.
The Indian-spec Kaptur will be powered by a 1.2-litre petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel powerplants. The SUV is expected to deliver a power of 89bhp and 220Nm of torque.
We can expect the transmission duties to be carried out by a six-speed manual and a six-speed automatic gearbox. The SUV will be based on the underpinnings of Renault Duster's M0 platform.
The Euro-spec model of the Kaptur is based on the Clio hatchback. The Duster-based model is slightly larger, measures 4,333 in length, 1,813mm in width, 1,613mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2,674mm.
Renault will position the Kaptur SUV above the Duster and will be offered with premium features. According to some reports, the manufacturer is planning to weed out the Fluence sedan and the Koleos SUV from its product lineup in India.