Renault Captur is the hottest offering in premium SUV segment by Renault India. Captur, is expected to lock horns with competitors like the Hyundai Creta, Maruti Suzuki S-Cross and Jeep Compass.
The launch of the SUV is scheduled, in the approaching month, with Renault trying to make the most of the festive season. However, the model that will be sold in India is not the one made and sold in Europe, but the one made and sold in Russian and South American markets instead.
The Captur will fight for a firm footing in the already jam-packed SUV fragment. With swooping lines, curves and minimum angles, the Captur is a delight to watch. A wide and strong stance, along with poised lines, big wheel arches, and a colossal 210mm ground clearance, lend the Captur a true blue SUV vibe. Furthermore, the Captur’s dipping bonnet, elegant headlight assembly and C-shaped LED DRL and fog lamps housing units have a muscular look.
Speaking of the interiors, the wrap-around dashboard is a fresh design and certainly better than that of the Renault Duster. With a butterfly-shaped instrument cluster, ambient LED lighting on the inside and freshly designed air conditioner controls, the Captur gets some great design touches. However, the type of materials used for the interior, don’t feel as premium as they should have been, for a car in this price range.
Renault Captur will be launched in 1.5L petrol and 1.5L diesel engine options. With the petrol engine producing a max power of 104 bhp and 142 nm of torque, mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox, whereas the diesel variant is capable of producing 108 bhp and 240 nm of torque, along with a 6-speed gearbox.
The Captur also scores well on safety, with all variants getting ABS, EBD, Dual airbags and brake assist as standard safety features. Rear parking camera with parking sensors and ISOFIX child seat anchor are other supplementary safety features.
The Captur, will be priced between Rs. 9L- Rs. 15L (ex-showroom)