The Renault Captur has been the flagship offering in its carmaker’s lineup but has, so far, failed to ever put on a strong show on the sales chart
It looks like the popularity of Renault Captur would continue to remain dismal. The slow-selling crossover, which has been the flagship product in the company’s portfolio, could find only 103 buyers last month. In comparison, the 427 units of the Captur were sold in June 2018, which means the latest downfall in the sales has resulted into a fall of a whopping 76%.
The popularity of the Renault Captur has been quite poor ever since it was first launched in the local market in November 2017. The company has been even offering some great discounts to push its sales but it doesn’t look like the same have benefitted the crossover in any way.
It may be noted here that in March 2019, Renault India had introduced a minor update for its vehicle. The MY2019 Renault Captur was introduced at a lower price point than the previous version. While the prices of the MY2018 Captur started at Rs 9.99 lakh, the base model of the latest model was launched at an ex-showroom price of Rs 9.5 lakh.
Among the biggest changes carried by the updated model is the availability of the new 7-inch MediaNAV Evolution infotainment unit, which carries features like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The infotainment unit also offers Bluetooth and Eco Guide, with the latter acting like a monitor of your driving style to give you tips on enhancing the fuel efficiency.
More importantly, the company has improved the safety features kit of its flagship model. The Renault Captur is available with dual airbags, ABS with EBD, co-driver seat belt alert, speed alert system and rear parking sensors as part of the standard equipment list.
The interior of the latest Renault Captur comes with a black finish instead of the ivory colour seen on the earlier model. Other features that the cabin comes with include a digital speedo console, leather upholstery, reverse camera, electric ORVMs, LED headlamps, rain-sensing wipers, and cruise control.
The Renault Captur has been available with two engine options – 1.5-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel. The former outputs a maximum power of 106 PS and a peak torque of 142 Nm. It comes mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. The latter produces 110 PS and 240 Nm, and comes mated to a 6-speed manual transmission.