Renault India is testing their crossover Kaptur and the car has already been spied testing many times on the Indian roads. Earlier, the company showcased the crossover at the 2016 Sao Paulo Auto Show and is expected to launch the car around festive season in India, reports Autocar India. The crossover is already selling in countries like Russia and Brazil as left-hand drive, however, the Indian bound Kaptur will be the first that will get a right-hand drive. The India-bound Kaptur is based on the Duster MO platform and will be positioned above the Duster. The Captur will get features such as projector headlamps with C-shaped LED DRL's, 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 Kaptur will be powered by a 1.6-litre petrol engine and 1.5 diesel engine. The 1.6-litre petrol engine will produce 103 hp of power and 148 Nm of torque, while the 1.5 diesel engine will be available 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 Kaptur will get ABS and dual airbags as standard fitment across the range.
Renault will manufacture the Kaptur at its Chennai facility and 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.