India-Bound Renault Captur: Key Details You Should Know

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Renault has confirmed that the Captur is set to be launched in 2017. While the Duster opened the flood gates for the French carmaker in India, its bigger SUV Koleos failed to impress Indian buyers.

To address the vacuum in the bigger SUV segment, Renault will offer the Captur crossover. In the European market, Renault sells the similarly named Kaptur, and the India-bound Captur looks similar to the European model.

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Renault Captur Specifications, Features, Price And Details Revealed

However, in the developing nations, the requirements for an SUV or a crossover is quite different. Renault has made use of the tried and tested Duster platform for the upcoming Captur for India. More interestingly, the Renault Captur for India will be the first market to receive right-hand driven crossover.

Renault Captur Specifications, Features, Price And Details Revealed

So how is the Renault Captur different for the Indian market? Let us understand simple information like the key specs, features, expected price and more details of the Renault Captur before we can make a choice.

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Renault Captur Specifications, Features, Price And Details Revealed

Engine Specifications

The Renault Captur will be powered by the 1.5-litre K9K diesel unit which powered the Duster as well but slightly tuned to generate more power. Renault will also offer the 1.5-litre petrol engine on the Captur, which will also be optimised to deliver more power.

Renault Captur Specifications, Features, Price And Details Revealed

To cut the competition, Renault is expected to equip the Captur with 4WD, but that's not scheduled to be offered during the launch. The automatic gearbox choice too will come in later.

Renault Captur Specifications, Features, Price And Details Revealed

Dimensions

Since the Renault Captur is based on the Duster platform, it will have similar levels of space inside the cabin. The MO platform which underpins the Duster is highly localised which will help Renault to price the Captur competitively.

The Captur will come with full-LED headlamps flanked by LED daytime running lights, and customers will have the option to customise their vehicle with a contrast roof.

Renault Captur Specifications, Features, Price And Details Revealed

Inside the Captur, the crossover will come with a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with media navigation and Bluetooth connectivity and dual tone interiors.

Renault Captur Specifications, Features, Price And Details Revealed

Price

So where does the Renault Captur fall in the compact SUV segment and who are its rivals? The Captur will directly rival the Hyundai Creta in the Indian market. We expect the Captur to be priced in the range of Rs 13 lakh to Rs 16 lakh.

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The Renault Duster proved itself as a capable SUV in the Indian market but came short of features and the premium quotient. The Captur is expected to fill the gap for Renault as premium crossover along with good build quality.

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