Renault India has officially commenced the bookings of its new Renault Captur crossover and will launch the vehicle in India next month. Renault Captur can be booked online on the company's website or mobile app by paying Rs 25,000. Dealers have also started accepting the bookings of the new Renault Captur. Renault Captur/Kaptur is already being sold in over 75 countries globally. In emerging markets like Brazil and Russia Renault spells it as the 'Kaptur' but India gets the European terminology 'Captur'. Renault Captur is based on B0 platform and it will be positioned above the Renault Duster. The crossover will not get a base variant and the top-variant will get a suffix 'Platine'. Captur Platine variant will get additional features like white and gold interiors with chrome accents of AC vents and Ergo Design seat upholstery. It is expected that the company might launch the Captur in a price range between Rs 10 lakh to Rs 15 lakh. When launched the Renault Captur will compete with the likes of Hyundai Creta and Maruti S-Cross. Interestingly, Maruti Suzuki will be launching the facelift of S-cross on 28th September. Renault India currently has about 300 dealers across the country and aims to extend its dealer network to 320 dealerships by the end of 2017.
Speaking at the unveiling, Sumit Sawhney, Country CEO and Managing Director, Renault India Operations said, “Our growth strategy hinges strongly on launching products that cater to the volume and growing segments of the Indian automotive industry, representing evolving customer preferences. Over the last few years, SUV sales are growing exponentially, making it the fastest growing segment in India. Renault CAPTUR is a globally successful premium SUV and is widely acclaimed for its stunning expressive design, premium & class-leading features and the high levels of personalization that can be achieved with this car. Renault CAPTUR will further strengthen our position in the fast-growing SUV segment and will set new benchmarks with its global styling and unmatched road presence.”
Renault Captur Engine:
Renault India will offer the Captur with a 1.5L H4K petrol and 1.5L K9K diesel engine options The petrol engine produces a power of 104 hp and 142 Nm of torque mated to 5-speed manual gearbox. The diesel motor churns out 108 hp and 240 Nm of torque with a 6-speed transmission. It is expected that the company might introduce the automatic transmission at the later stages. The company will reveal the mileage details on the Captur closer to its market launch.
Renault Captur Design:
On the exterior, the Captur gets Renault's family front grille and features LED headlamps with C-shaped LED DRL's while the top variants gets dynamic turn-on indicators. Captur is shorter in height and width than its sibling Duster but is just a bit longer. It measures 4329 mm in length, 1813 mm wide, 1619 mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2673mm. Renault Captur gets a decent ground clearance of 210mm. The crossover travels on 17-inch alloy wheels and has a boot space of 392 litres that can be expanded to 1352 litres.
Renault Captur Interiors:
The Captur gets a host of modern hi-tech features such as 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system that features navigation, bluetooth. It is the same system that is being used on the Renault Duster and Renault Kwid. The overall dash features dual-tone black and white shade with the centre console finished in piano black. The rear seats gets arm-rest with cup holders. Renault is also calling the Captur a driver's companion and has added features like automatic headlamps, rain-sensing wipers on the top-variants.
Renault Captur Safety:
In terms of safety, the crossover gets dual airbags, ABS, EBD and brake assist as a standard safety feature. Rear parking camera with parking sensors and ISOFIX child seat anchor are other additional safety equipment on board Captur.
Renault Captur will also get a range of extensive personalized and customization options like different roof-styling options and different themes to give it a personal touch. Renault Captur will make its India debut right around Diwali and the company might just make it a further attractive buy this festive season by pricing it aggressively.