Renault positions Captur above India-made Duster in South Africa - IAB Report

14/05/2015 - 16:36 | ,   | Anjan Ravi

Offered with two petrol engines. 

Renault has launched the Captur compact SUV in the South African market, positioning it above the Duster, which is exported from India. Launched in three variants - Expression, Dynamique and Dynamique EDC - the Captur is priced from 219,900 to 279,900 Rand (INR 11.82 lakhs to INR 15.05 lakhs). In comparison, the Duster costs between INR 11.5 to INR 14.52 lakhs in South Africa.

Renault Captur at the 2014 Indonesia International Motor Show front quarters
The top-end Captur gets a dual-clutch transmission.

Renault offers a choice of two engine options for the Captur in South Africa. The base variants are powered by a three-cylinder turbocharged 0.9-liter petrol engine capable of 88 hp and 135 Nm of torque (150 Nm with Overboost). A 5-speed manual gearbox puts the power to the front wheels with 0-100 km/h coming in 12.9 seconds.

The more powerful Dynamique EDC gets a 1.2-liter four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine developing 118 hp and 190 Nm of torque. It is paired to a 6-speed dual-clutch transmission with 100 km/h coming up in 10.9 seconds.

All variants of the Captur in South Africa are equipped with dual front airbags, front side airbags, ABS, EBD and ESC. A 7-inch touchscreen Media NAV system with Maps, automatic headlights, cruise control, automatic climate control and Bluetooth telephony are other features to be found on the compact crossover.

Renault Captur at the 2014 Indonesia International Motor Show interior
All variants get a touchscreen Media NAV system, dual airbags, front side airbags apart from ABS, EBD and ESC.

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A report in February this year stated that Renault India was indeed considering the Captur, but was looking at modifying it to duck under the 4 meter length, thus qualifying for small car excise duty benefits.

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