India-bound Renault Kaptur spied for the first time in Brazil

04/04/2016 - 18:39 | ,  ,   | Sagar Parikh

Will be showcased at the 2016 Sao Paulo International Motor Show.

Just days after its world premiere in Russia last week, the Renault Kaptur has reached South America for testing. The Renault Captur's stretched, emerging-market version has been spotted in Curitiba, courtesy Autos Segredos' reader Fabio Jose.

The Renault Kaptur will have its South American debut at the 2016 Sao Paulo International Motor Show this November. According to the Brazilian publication, the Renault Kaptur will be launched in Brazil in H1 2017 and be sold with 1.6- and 2.0-litre (Flex) engines. The smaller engine will be introduced in H2 2017 and come only in the 2WD model, whereas the 2.0-litre engine will be available in 2WD and 4WD.

Renault Kaptur spied Brazil
The Renault Kaptur will be offered in 1.6- and 2.0-litre engines in Brazil.

The Renault Kaptur measures 4,333 mm in length, 1,813 mm in width (excluding door mirrors) and 1,613 mm in height, and has a 2,674 mm-long wheelbase. It has a 204 mm ground clearance, 20 degree approach angle and 31 degree departure angle. There's 387 litres of luggage space in the boot, which can be increased to 1,200 litres by folding the 60/40-split bench seat.

The Russian-spec Renault Kaptur's engine and transmission specifications are yet to be revealed. However, official images show that Renault will be offering a choice of a 6-speed manual transmission and an automatic transmission. Noteworthy features include 16- or 17-inch alloy wheels, MEDIA NAV infotainment system with a 7-inch display and Bluetooth connectivity, Remote Engine Start system, heated front seats and a heated windshield.

Renault Kaptur spy shot Brazil
The Renault Kaptur will be launched in India in October 2017.

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The Renault Kaptur will go on sale in Russia in Summer 2016 (June-August 2016) and be manufactured at the company’s Moscow plant, from where it will likely be exported to other nations of the Eurasian Economic Union: Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, Russian reports suggest.

The Brazilian launch will be followed by the Indian launch in October 2017. As for Europe, Renault has confirmed there are no plans to sell the Kaptur there.

[Source: Autos Segredos]

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