Renault has announced that it will launch the Renault Captur (Renault Kaptur) in India this year. The company will sell the new compact SUV here as 'Renault Captur', not 'Renault Kaptur'. We remind readers that the Captur en route to India is not related to the European-spec Captur.
Sumit Sawhney, Country CEO and Managing Director, Renault India Operations, said:
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 customisation in the Renault CAPTUR that will be launched in India, to best suite the Indian customers.
Along with the announcement, Renault India has released a teaser image confirming exterior features like C-shaped LED DRLs and two-tone body colour option with black ORVMs, pillars and roof. Chrome door moldings can also be observed in the teaser.
Overseas, the Renault Captur is 4,333 mm long, 1,813 mm wide and 1,613 mm tall. It has a 2,673 mm wheelbase and offers a ground clearance of 205 mm. The Hyundai Creta rival has a boot space of 387 litres, which is expandable to 1,200 litres. Renault India is yet to confirm specifications.
The Renault Captur's engine options should include the Renault Duster's 1.5-litre H4K petrol (106 PS/142 Nm) and 1.5-litre dCi diesel (110 PS/245 Nm) units. Renault could offer the petrol model with a 5-speed manual transmission and a continuously variable transmission, and the diesel model with a 6-speed manual transmission and a 6-speed automated automated manual transmission.
Sharing the B0/Logan platform with the Renault Duster, the Renault Captur will roll out from the Renault-Nissan Alliance's plant in Oragadam, Chennai. Its prices could start at around INR 10 lakh (ex-showroom). Key features, besides those aforementioned, should include projector headlights, two-tone alloy wheels, automatic climate control, satellite navigation and four airbags.
Renault will begin promotions for the Captur in India in the coming weeks. Its sales launch will reportedly take place in Q3 FY2017-18 (October-December 2017).