Renault India was among the first to introduce a compact SUV in India with the Duster. Now the French company is all set to launch its next offering, the Renault Captur.
The Renault Captur is a crossover SUV and will be launched in India during this festive season. The SUV was first revealed in Russia in 2016 and is currently on sale in Russia and some South American markets. The company has been testing the Captur extensively in India.
India will be the first market to receive the right-hand drive Renault Captur. While it is to be known as the Captur in India, the compact SUV is retailed as the Kaptur in Russia.
The Renault Captur will be based on the Duster's M0 platform, which is also expected to underpin the upcoming India-spec Nissan Kicks crossover. The Captur will sit above the Duster in the company's India product lineup.
Power to the Renault Captur comes from the 1.5-litre K9K diesel unit which is expected to slightly powerful for the crossover. The Captur will also be offered with the 1.5-litre petrol engine, which powers the Duster in India.
As per reports from Autocar India, Renault will not offer an automatic gearbox initially on either of these powertrains. However, the crossover could be offered with 4WD, and automatic gearbox will follow later.
The India-bound Renault Captur will come with full-LED headlamps flanked by LED daytime running lights. Inside the cabin, the Captur features a dual-tone interior theme, while, for the exterior, customers will be able to customise their vehicle with a contrast roof option.
Renault will offer a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with media navigation and Bluetooth connectivity on the Renault Captur.
With the Renault Captur rivalling the Hyundai Creta, we expect the prices to be in the range of Hyundai's best-selling SUV.