The long-awaited compact SUV from the French company today finally went on sale in India. The price of Renault Captur starts in India at INR 9.99 lakh, and going up to INR 13.88 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), for the range-topping Platine diesel variant and is exclusive to the Indian market. These are the introductory prices and will be revised in a few months. This is the second compact SUV from Renault India after the Duster and is based on the same M0 platform.
Renault Captur Prices
The Renault Captur is designed as a crossover with the help of French car maker’s global design language and is positioned as a premium offering. India gets the Captur moniker, which is same as the European version, unlike the Russian version that uses K in its name. The design is quite quirky on the compact SUV with the bold grille and diamond logo up front but looks smart and likable, and very urban too.
|RXE||₹ 9.99 Lakh||₹ 11.39 Lakh|
|RXL||₹ 11.07 Lakh||₹ 12.47 Lakh|
|RXT||₹ 11.69 Lakh||₹ 13.09 Lakh|
|Platine||–||₹ 13.88 Lakh|
Renault Captur Dimensions
|Tyre Size||215/60 R17|
|Boot Volume||392 liters (expandable to 1352 liters)|
|Ground Clearance||210 mm|
|Fuel Tank||50 liters|
The dimensions of the Renault Captur sits longer than the Duster but is more narrower and shorter than its sibling car. The ground clearance though is an impressive 210 mm, much better than the competition. There are other very likable bits too like the full LED headlamps with the dynamic LED turn indicators. You also get massive C-shaped LED DRLs integrated into the bumper, while the all-LED wraparound taillights get some neat detailing. The SUV rides on the 17-inch diamond cut alloy wheels on the top trims.
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Inside, Renault Captur looks premium and the materials feel upmarket as well when compared to the Duster. The cabin is finished in a dual-tone black and white shade with the center console hosting a large touchscreen infotainment system surrounded by gloss black inserts. The twin-pod instrument console includes a digital display that looks very sharp and futuristic.
Interior of Renault Captur
On the Platine version, the SUV gets gold and white inserts in the cabin, while the company is also offering a host of personalization options. While you do get features ilke auto climate control, steering mounted controls, navigation, and much more, Renault has missed out on providing Android Auto and Apple CarPlay on its latest offering. The other features include the dual front airbags, EBD with ABS, Brake Assist as part of the safety kit. Most of these features are standard on the new Captur.
Renault Captur Engine Specifications:
|Displacement||1498 cc||1461 cc|
|Max Power||104 bhp @ 5600 rpm||108 bhp @ 4000 rpm|
|Peak Torque||142 Nm @ 4000 rpm||260 Nm @ 1750 rpm|
|Transmission||5-speed MT||6-speed MT|
Under the hood of the Renault Captur uses the 1.5-Liter K9k diesel engine that produces 108bhp 4000 rpm and peak torque of 240 Nm at 1750 rpm. The 1.5-litre petrol comes loaded with 104 bhp at 5600 rpm and 142 Nm of peak torque at 4000 rpm. Both the units get a manual transmission only, and while the petrol version gets a 5-speed unit, the diesel model comes mated to a 6-speed unit, just like the Duster.
The Renault Duster will be operating in a highly competitive space against the likes of the Hyundai Creta, Jeep Compass, Mahindra XUV500 among others. The model stands out with its fresh appeal and tried and tested platform. This should bring more buyers to the Renault dealers. Bookings for the Captur are already open while deliveries will commence from the end of this month.
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