Renault India is working full swing to come up with its next big launch for the Indian market. The Renault Captur had already been spotted a couple of times while under testing in and around Chennai and now the Renault is more or less set to hit the Indian showrooms this festive season. The compact SUV had been already unveiled in Russia and is currently on sale in that country and a few South American markets.
While the Renault Captur is sold under a different spelling ‘Kaptur’ in the Russian and South American markets, it is also sold as a Left Hand Drive (LHD) vehicle. Hence, India will be the first country which will get the Captur in its Right Hand Drive (RHD) configuration. Like we reported earlier, India spec Renault Captur will be based on the Duster’s M0 platform. The same platform will also underpin the India spec Nissan Kicks crossover. Renault Captur will be offered as a more premium offering to that of Renault’s Duster SUV.
The Renault Captur crossover will come with both diesel and petrol engine options. The tried and tested Renaults’ 1.5-litre K9k diesel engine will do the duty under the hood with a slight bump in power. Renault will also sell the Captur with the 1.5-litre petrol engine that also powers the Duster. As of now, the French carmaker won’t offer an automatic gearbox on either of these engines at launch. However, 4 Wheel Drive and automatic gearbox options might be reserved for future updates to the line-up later.
The Renault Captur will come equipped with full time LED headlights and will also feature LED Daytime Running Lights (DRLs) to make a strong impression. The interior will feature a dual tone theme and will come with a 7 inch touch screen infotainment system featuring navigation and bluetooth connectivity. On the outside, the top spec Captur can be customised with a dual color option with a contrasting color for the roof.
Renault Captur when launched will be priced directly against the likes of Hyundai Creta. Riding on the success of Duster and recently Kwid, the Captur seems to be a promising product and should launch Renault into a more successful orbit in the Indian market.