India-bound Renault Kaptur compact SUV spied uncamouflaged in Brazil

18/08/2016 - 09:58 | ,  ,   | Sagar Parikh

Will be made in Brazil.

An uncamouflaged test mule of the Renault Kaptur has been spied testing in Brazil by Carplace reader Peter Ercole. The Renault Kaptur is confirmed to launch in H1 2017 in Brazil by Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn last month. The new compact SUV was showcased for the first time in the country at a media event earlier this month and is believed to be in the final phase of its local testing.

Renault Kaptur spied Brazil
The Renault Kaptur will be sold as 'Renault Captur' in Brazil.

The Renault Kaptur will be sold as 'Renault Captur' in Brazil. The original (European) Renault Captur isn't sold in the country though. The Renault Kaptur measures 4,333 mm in length, 1,813 mm (excluding door mirrors) in width and 1,613 in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,674 mm and a ground clearance of 204 mm. Its boot offers 387 litres of luggage space which can be increased to 1,200 litres by folding the rear seats.

The Renault Kaptur is based on the Dacia Duster's B0 platform and offered with 84 kW (112.60 hp/114 PS) 1.6-litre and 105 kW (140.75 hp/143 PS) 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engines in Russia. In Brazil, reports say, only the 2.0-litre 16V flex-fuel engine from the Renault Duster will be available initially. In H2 2017, a 1.6-litre engine developed by Nissan will become available optionally. Four-wheel drive system will be available only in the 2.0-litre model.

Renault Kaptur rear Brazil spy shot
The Renault Captur will be powered by the 2.0-litre flex-fuel engine from the Renault Duster at launch in Brazil.

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The Renault Kaptur is planned to be launched in India as well. The Indian subsidiary has already imported the Kaptur for local testing. It will be launched in India reportedly in October 2017 and be manufactured alongside the Renault Duster at the Renault-Nissan’s Alliance plant in Oragadam near Chennai.

[Image Source: Carplace]

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