Renault Captur is now closer to its launch than ever. Captur units fresh off the factory have started arriving at the dealerships and it will, in all possibility, launch in the first week of November. Renault has been accepting bookings for the new crossover at a token amount of Rs 25,000. The Captur is based on the Duster MO platform and will be positioned above the Duster. First showcased at the 2016 Sao Paulo Auto Show, the crossover is already on sale in countries like Russia and Brazil as a left-hand drive, however, the Indian bound Captur will be the first that will get a right-hand drive. The Captur will get features such as projector headlamps with C-shaped LED DRLs, large front grille and alloy wheels. Inside the cabin, the crossover will get a 7-inch touch screen compatible with Bluetooth, USB and AUX. In addition, it will get steering mounted controls, automatic climate control and a flat-bottomed steering wheel.
The Indian version of the Captur will be powered by a 1.6-litre petrol engine and 1.5 diesel unit. The 1.6-litre petrol engine will produce 103 hp and 148 Nm, while the 1.5-diesel engine will be available in two states of tunes – 85 hp and 110 hp.
The upcoming crossover will get AWD (all-wheel-drive) with locking centre differential and will be mated to a six-speed manual and automatic transmission. The Captur will get ABS and dual airbags as standard fitment across the range.
Renault will manufacture the Captur at its Chennai facility and it is expected to be priced between Rs 12 lakh to Rs 15 lakh. When launched, the crossover will compete with the likes of Hyundai Creta, which is the best seller in its segment.