IAB reader Nikhil G caught a couple of camouflaged Renault Captur (Renault Kaptur) prototypes at a fuel station filling diesel. Despite the camouflage, several design elements of the the SUV that is already listed in Russia and Colombia are clearly visible.
The Renault Captur has its C-shaped LED daytime running lights placed in the front bumper turned on. The presence of it with the 5-spoke alloy wheels and projector headlamps indicate this could be the top end RxZ trim.
As far as engine options are concerned, Captur is expected with the Duster’s 1.5 L K9K Diesel unit. It is likely to come with the 6-speed manual at launch, and eventually an automatic transmission. Keeping the premium nature of the upcoming SUV in mind, Renault might opt for a 6-speed Dual Clutch automatic transmission instead of the Duster’s 6-speed Easy-R AMT. Whether Renault offers the Captur petrol with a 1.6 L unit or the 1.5 L H4K unit that powers the Duster remains to be seen. The former favours performance, while the latter is more fuel efficient.
The cabin of the Captur features seating for five along with a cargo volume of 387 litres. It features a 7-inch MediaNAV touchscreen infotainment system borrowed from the Duster. Other features on offer include a single zone automatic climate control system and a digital speedo along with body colour highlights on the dashboard.
Renault India will launch the Captur this festive season. The price of the upcoming SUV could start at around INR 10 lakhs (ex-showroom) stretching to around INR 14 lakhs. It will be a more premium offering than the Duster challenging the Hyundai Creta.