Renault India has officially announced that it would be launching the Captur this year for the Indian market. Renault India also announced their dealership numbers having crossed the 300 outlet mark across India. Mr. Sumit Sawhney, Country CEO and Managing Director, Renault India Operations, said, “India is an important market for Renault’s global growth plans and we have a thorough business strategy to grow our presence across the country. This is reflected by our strong product strategy, our rapid network expansion and fervent efforts to ensure customer delight. We have expanded our product portfolio to best suit the Indian customer and focusing on new and emerging segments to drive volumes. The SUV segment, which is among the fastest growing segments in the Indian automobile industry, has witnessed increasing customer attention to styling and design elements which are playing an important role in the purchase decision. We are delighted to announce that we will launch our premium feature loaded Renault CAPTUR in India this year, which has delivered global success and is widely acclaimed for its stunning expressive design. CAPTUR has sold over a million cars worldwide and will enhance our product portfolio as we aim to grow our presence in the SUV segment in India. Like all our offerings in India, there will high levels of innovation and customization in the Renault CAPTUR that will be launched in India, to best suite the Indian customers.”
The Renault Captur is a global crossover model from the French car maker and should be landing on our soil in time for the festive season. The Renault Captur is 4,333 mm long, 1,813 mm wide and 1,613 mm tall in dimension with a wheelbase of 2,673 mm and an overall ground clearance of 205 mm. These are the dimensions for the European spec Captur that would be mostly making it here. On the technical front the Captur will use the tried and trusted 1.5-litre H4K petrol (106 PS/142 Nm) and 1.5-litre dCi diesel (110 PS/245 Nm) engines that already do their duty on the Duster. There may also be an option for an AMT transmission along with the 5-speed and 6-speed manual boxes.Cosmetically the Captur would come with day time running lights (DRL), dual tone paint shades (roof and bumpers), trendy looking alloys etc. Food for thought – The Captur is named as the Kaptur for the Russian markets.