Renault Captur is the first crossover for Renault in India and is based on the M0 platform. Captur is positioned above the Renault Duster SUV and will rival the likes of Maruti Suzuki S-Cross and Hyundai Creta. The Renault Captur is an impressive vehicle to look at from all angles and comes across as a premium-looking vehicle. With a curvaceous design, the Captur has a dynamic front, primarily due to the sleek headlamps and the grille. The car is available only with a diesel engine option. Powering the Captur is the same 1.5 litre turbocharged engine that is found in the Duster with an output of 108 hp. The crossover measures 4,329 mm in length, 1,813 mm width and 1,619 mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2,673 mm. The car also has a ground clearance of 210 mm and 392 litres of boast space that can be expandable to 1352 litres with rear seats folded. Renault Captur's exterior features creases on the bonnet and the front bumper, satin finish front and rear skid plate as well as some chrome elements at the front and sides. The Captur gets a modern design, new features and technologies. The car uses Innovative Lighting Systems (ILS) that provides brighter illumination. It also gets LED headlamps with floating side indicators, C-shaped sapphire LED DRLs (Daytime Running Lamps) and Ripple tail lamps as well as 17-inch crystal cut alloys. Inside the Renault Captur features flat-bottomed steering wheel with controls for audio along with other comfort and convenience features like automatic climate control, rear AC vents and cruise control. The safety equipment will consist of ABS (Antilock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution) and dual front airbags, side airbags, brake assist as well as Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Hill Start Assist across various variants.
The Ford EcoSport has been one of the most successful models from the American carmaker in India. However, with the rising competitors in the sub-four-metre compact crossover/SUV space, Ford India needs to update the EcoSport with more features in particular. The company is soon going to introduce a facelifted version of the EcoSport which would have a number of convenience features and a new design language. The engine as well as transmission options are expected to remain same.
The upcoming Maruti Suzuki Swift has been introduced at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show bearing the name Suzuki Swift. Based on the company's next generation platform, that underpins the current generation Baleno and the Ignis, the 2017 Swift will be lighter by 120 kg over the current version.