Renault May discontinue their Diesel engine options for the Duster and the Captur from next year once the BS6 norms come into place. The French car maker is currently busy testing their BS6 powered Petrol Captur and that’s what our ace sharp-shooter Arya Borhade has just spotted.
Renault had launched the handsome looking stylish Captur in India in 2017 which shares its underpinnings with the Duster.
The renowned 1.5L K9K Diesel engine that powers the Duster, Lodgy and the Captur will mostly be phased out as it does not comply with the upcoming BS6 norms and Renault will go all Petrol with its model lineup.
The BS6 Renault Captur that was spotted being tested clearly came with the BS6 sticker near the fuel filler. Cosmetically the Captur looked more or less same as the current version. Renault has two Turbo Petrol engines on its Europe lineup which it could make use on the Captur and Duster here as both engines are Euro-6d compliant, which means they easily qualify for the BS6-emission norms. It could pick from either the 1.0L or the 1.3L TCe Petrol engines for the Indian market.
The European spec 1.0-litre TCe unit develops 100PS and 160Nm while the European TCe 1.3-litre unit comes in two states of tune: 130PS and 150PS. Transmission options on both the engines could be a 5-speed manual and a CVT automatic. The 1.3L TCe engine has been jointly developed by Renault, Nissan and Daimler and is more powerful than even the current 1.5L K9K engine in terms of power output and torque figures.
The sales figure for the French car Malde has dipped lately due to the slow down in the automobile sector. Renault recently launched the Triber 7-seater MPV in India and is hoping to get good numbers from the promising model that has been priced very attractively with prices starting at ₹4.95Lakh.
Pic Credit – Arya Borhade