India-bound Renault Grand Captur to be produced in Russia from H2 2016 – Report
It goes without saying that I’m a huge petrolhead and can apparently convert all my driving emotions into words you can read.
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.
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.
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.
Renault Captur – Image Gallery
[Source: Planete Renault]