Renault Captur is powered by the same 1.5L petrol and 1.5L diesel engine sourced from Duster; becomes new flagship model
The French brand debuted the Captur crossover, based on the Duster, at the 2016 Sao Paulo Motor Show. Renault India has grown tremendously since the introduction of the Kwid hatchback. However, for a sustained market presence the company cannot reply on a single product and that’s where the Captur SUV comes in handy. It is based on Duster’s MO platform and becomes the flagship model replacing Koleos.
In its first month in the market, Renault sold 1,119 units of Captur and it helped overtake Duster by 321 units in November 2017. It is now the second best-selling product behind Kwid. Earlier last year, the French auto manufacturer unveiled the Kaptur in Russia which resembles the Euro-spec Renault Captur in looks as only difference being the first alphabet of the name. The European-spec Renault Captur is a five-seater upmarket crossover based on the highly popular Clio hatchback in some markets.
While it can be transformed into seven seater, the SUV only gets two rows of seats due to its M0 platform and is positioned above the Duster in the Indian product portfolio. It has Duster’s efficient yet rugged soul but with added upmarket styling, premium features and plenty of room for customisation as Renault boasts about.
The car is specially meant for the developing markets like Russia, Brazil and India. Inspired from the success of the Renault Duster, the compact SUV pretty popular in the country, the Captur will be hoping to emulate the applaudable sales record of its sibling. Here’s everything you need to know about the Renault Captur:
The all-new Renault Captur SUV was first revealed for the Indian market on September 21 while the deliveries and pricing details were announced in early November at official market entry. Bookings are taken across all authorised Renault showrooms.
It can be ordered through online for Rs. 25,000. It will strengthen the French manufacturer’s utility vehicle offerings in the upmarket SUV segment while predicted to up its market share in the highly competitive environment.
|Renault Captur Price||Rs. 9.99 lakh to 13.88 lakh|
It carries a price of Rs. 9.99 lakh for the base RXE variant and it goes up to Rs. 13.88 lakh for the top-end Platine model. If customers want to opt for dual-tone versions in RXT and Platine variants, they would have to Rs. 17,000 additionally. Here is the price break-up based on each variants (all prices, ex-showroom, New Delhi):
|RXE||Rs. 9.99 lakh||Rs. 11.39 lakh|
|RXL||Rs. 11.07 lakh||Rs. 12.47 lakh|
|RXT||Rs. 11.69 lakh||Rs. 13.09 lakh|
|Platine||–||Rs. 13.88 lakh|
Renault Captur Engine, Specification and Mileage
|Engine||1.5L H4K Petrol/1.5L dCi Diesel|
|Power and Torque||106 PS and 142 Nm/110 PS and 240 Nm|
|Transmission||Six-speed manual/Six-speed AMT|
The Renault Captur is available in the Russian market with two engine options. The 1.6-litre petrol motor develops a power output of 114 hp and the range-topping four-cylinder petrol with 2 litres of displacement pumps out a maximum power of 143 horses.
For the Indian market though, it comes with same petrol and diesel engines taken from the Duster. The 1.5-litre H4K petrol engine churns out maximum power of 106 PS at 5,600 rpm and maximum torque of 142 Nm at 4,000 rpm and the 1.5-litre dCi diesel motor produces 110 PS at 4,000 rpm and 240 Nm of torque at 1,750 rpm.
The transmission offering is a six-speed manual as standard for diesel and five-speed for petrol while a six-speed Easy-R AMT launched on the 110 PS variant of the Duster could be offered as an option at a later time. The Captur is expected to get a AWD version later while it currently will stick with the 2WD configuration as standard.
Renault Captur India Mileage
|Renault Captur Mileage||13.87 kmpl for petrol and 20.37 kmpl for diesel|
The Captur compact SUV has ARAI certified fuel economy of 13.87 kmpl for petrol version and 20.37 kmpl for the diesel mill.
Renault Captur India Dimensions
|Ground Clearance||210 mm|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||50 litres|
The urban crossover measures about 4,329 mm in length, 1,813 mm in width, 1,619 mm in height and comes featured with a wheelbase of 2,673 mm. The ground clearance stands at a class-leading 210 mm (highest of any Captur sold worldwide) while the space at the back can accommodate up to 387 litres of storage.
Renault Captur Exterior
The all-new SUV is based on the Duster’s M0 platform and the product itself is positioned above the Duster. It has a muscular front bumper which is more rugged and bulky and has been nicely aligned with a set of C-shaped LED DRLs. The styling tweaks include wider front grille with horizontal slats and silver skid plates. It runs on big 17-inch crystal cut alloy wheels.
It is slightly larger in proportion compared to the Duster and more appealing. The matured stance will entice customers in aplenty as the grown-up SUV in the product lineup looks set to give sleepless nights to its rivals.
Renault Captur Interior and Features
The simple yet premium looking cabin comes with a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment and climate control similar to what can be seen in the Renault Duster sold already in India. The 392 litres of boot space can be expanded up to 1,352 litres by folding the 60:40 split rear seats completely. It has an approach and departure angle of 20 degree and 31 degree respectively. The interior has been designed to offer a premium upmarket feel and is finished in dual-tone white and black shade.
The interior features three spoke multifunction steering wheel, an unique shaped instrument cluster with dual analog dials and an oval shaped digital display. The instrument clusters shows tachometer, digital speedometer, fuel gauge, fuel consumption, onboard trip meter, servicing intervals, gear shift indicator and critical text messages.
The spacious interiors will appeal for a huge lot of buyers while it has raised suspension for better off-roading capabilities. The top-spec trims receive gold and white inserts in the cabin as well. One of the key attributes along with packed features and premium design is the level of personalisation the Captur offer with fashion inspired and colour coordinated themes for roof decals.
Renault Captur Safety Features
The standard safety features on the crossover are dual front airbags, ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution), two lateral ISOFIX child mounts and brake assist. Renault says the Captur is certified for offset frontal and lateral crash tests as well with reinforced body for optimum safety.
It is claimed to have best-in-class braking performance. Additionally, Renault will provide ESC, Hill Start Assist, cruise control with speed limiter, rain sensing vipers, auto headlamps and LED front fog lamps with cornering function.
Renault Captur Colours And Customisation
It is offered in seven dual-tone colours namely Cayenne Orange with Mystery Black roof, Pearl White body with Mystery Black roof, Mahogany Brown body with Mystery Black roof, Cayenne Orange body with Marble Ivory roof, Mahogany Brown body with Marble Ivory roof, Pearl White body with Planet Grey roof and Mahogany Brown body with Planet Grey roof.
Customers wanting monotone colours can choose either Cayenne Orange, Pearl White, Planet Grey, Moonlight Silver or Mahogany Brown. In an extensive customisation program, Renault also offers 16 different roof decals, two personalisation packs namely Diamond Deck and Urban Connect, optional blue pacifique or rouge passion accents on air vents and centre console in RXT variant, etc. Individual add-ons include illuminated scuff plates, chrome touches, designer mats and smart lighting enhancements among others.
Renault Captur Key Rivals
The Renault Captur rivals against the likes of Mahindra’s flagship XUV500, Honda BR-V, segment leading Hyundai Creta, Tata Hexa and possibly entry-level Jeep Compass.