India-bound Renault Grand Captur to be produced in Russia from H2 2016 – Report


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Will be based on the Renault Duster’s platform.

Planete Renault reports that the India-bound Renault Grand Captur (name unconfirmed) will be produced in Russia from H2 2016 for the Russian market.

Renault Grand Captur side IAB Rendering
The Grand Captur will also be introduced in markets like India and Brazil, where it will be produced in their respective plants in the country.

Unlike the Euro-spec model that is based on the Renault Clio, the Renault Grand Captur will be based on the Renault Duster platform, thus lowering part costs. It will sport a slightly revised styling to better differentiate from its European cousin, and have a larger footprint to accommodate a third row of seat.

Engine lineup is reported to include the Energy TCe 90 and TCe 120 EDC as petrol options, and Energy dCi 90 and dCi 90 EDC as diesel options. A 5-speed manual or 6-speed EDC automatic could be the transmission options offered.

Renault Captur at the 2014 Indonesia International Motor Show side
The Grand Captur will be larger than the Euro-spec Renault Captur that is based on the Renault Clio,

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An AMT may replace the EDC unit for the India-spec model, where low-cost of maintenance is a customer priority. The Grand Captur will have the option of an AWD system, especially for the Russian market.

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[Source: Planete Renault]

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