Initially showcased at the 2016 Sao Paulo Auto Show, Renault Kaptur (Captur) was recently tested by the Latin NCAP, and the good news is that the compact crossover performed quite well with a four-star rating for adult safety and three stars for child occupant protection. The test car was manufactured in Brazil and was equipped with four airbags (two frontal and two side). All versions of the Captur come with ESC as standard.
The Captur has been spied several times in India, indicating its launch in the country soon. Recently, a TeamBHP reader posted a picture of two Captur test mules. They were being tested at the Chennai-Bangalore route.
Considering the Duster's poor performance in the NCAP testing, where it score a zero-star rating, Renault might just set the situation right for itself with the Captur. Read full story here: Renault Duster base version scores zero stars in Global NCAP crash test
Renault Captur Latin NCAP crash test
Based on the Duster MO platform, it will powered by a 1.6 litre petrol engine and 1.5 diesel engine. The 1.6 litre petrol engine produces 103 hp of power and 148 Nm of torque, while the 1.5 diesel engine churns out power in two states of tunes – 85hp and 110 hp. The upcoming crossover will get AWD (All Wheel Drive) with locking centre differential and will be mated to a 6 speed manual and automatic transmission.
The Captur is expected to be priced between Rs 12 lakh to Rs 15 lakh. It is slated to be placed above the Duster, and when launched would compete against Hyundai Creta.