Renault Captur set to capture the market in SUV segment:
French car-maker Renault recently launched its latest car Renault Captur in India. It has an introductory starting price tag of Rs. 9.99 lakh (ex-showroom) going up to Rs. 13.88 lakh for the top-end model (ex-showroom).
The car uses Duster’s M0 platform. However, Renault has positioned it as a premium car and will be its new flagship model. Renault has already started the bookings for the Captur and the deliveries will start soon.
Renault Captur Design and Features:
The Captur is a premium crossover SUV which uses the Renault's global design language. The car does not use the conventional box-type design. However, its distinctive styling makes it stand out from other cars in the segment. The car also gets bold grille and diamond logo at the front. Furthermore, the chrome on the front grill, rear bumper and doors enhance the car’s dynamic lines.
The Captur offers safety features such as dual airbags, anti-lock-braking system (ABS) with electronic brake distribution (EBD) and immobilizer which are standard. Additionally, India specific top-end Platine edition also gets gold-white interior theme along with additional features like cruise control, rain sensing wipers and automatic headlamps and six airbags.
Renault Captur Dimensions:
Pertaining to the dimensions, Captur is 4,329mm long, 1,813mm wide with a height of 1,619mm. Thus it is longer, but narrower and shorter than the Duster. The car offers a boot space of 392 liters which is expandable upto 1352 liters after folding the rear seat. It also has a class-leading ground clearance of 210mm and comes with 17-inch alloy-wheels which make it fit to travel on uneven roads.
Renault Captur Engine Specifications:
Under the bonnet, Captur gets the 1.5-litre K9k diesel engine that produces 108 bhp and peak torque of 240 Nm. The 1.5-litre petrol motor delivers 104 bhp and 142 Nm of peak torque. Both the engines get only manual gearbox. Its petrol models feature a 5-speed unit whereas the diesel variants get a 6-speed. As of now, the car doesn’t offer either automatic or AWD option. However, Renault may add these options at a later date as it did in case of the Duster.