On September 22, 2017, French automaker Renault has finally unveiled its premium SUV Captur in India. The company has opened bookings for the car and it will be available in Renault India showrooms from October 2017 onwards. Interested buyers can book their unit through the Renault website or the dedicated Captur application (Android or iOS) for ₹25,000.
Commenting at the unveiling, Sumit Sawhney, Country CEO and Managing Director, Renault India Operations said that over the last few years, SUV sales are growing exponentially, making it the fastest growing segment in India. “Renault Captur is a globally successful premium SUV and is widely acclaimed for its stunning expressive design, premium and class-leading features and the high levels of personalization that can be achieved with this car. Renault Captur will further strengthen our position in the fast-growing SUV segment and will set new benchmarks with its global styling and unmatched road presence,” he added.
The Renault Captur has been popular in more than 75 countries across the world before coming to India. This is will be Renault’s first car in India that is based on its BO platform. Captur will be a premium SUV with crossover styling and will be placed over Renault’s compact SUV Duster.
The will have a dual-tone color scheme, with a blackened roof. There’s also the option of enhancing your car’s interior and exterior with 2 exclusive themed personalization packs, along with a choice of elegant interior finishes, 16 unique roof crowner designs and 25+ aesthetic add-ons including chrome embellishments and designer mats. The car will have full LED headlamps, C-shaped LED DRLs and floating side indicators. The front will have a horizontally-slotted grille with the Renault logo. The wheels will be 17-inch diamond-cut alloys.
Renault Captur will come with both petrol and diesel powertrains. For the petrol option, it will be powered by a 4-cylinder, 1.5-litre engine mated to a five-speed manual gearbox. The motor produces 106PS at 5,600rpm and 142Nm of torque at 4,000rpm.
The diesel version will be powered by a 1.5-litre mill mated to a six-speed manual, delivering a maximum power of 110PS at 4,000rpm and a peak torque of 240Nm at 1,750rpm.
Inside the cabin of the Renault Capture, an automatic AC with surround illumination will be offered along with the company’s latest Infinity instrument Cluster. The seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system comes with a navigation system, Bluetooth, voice recognition (for iOS), maps along with temperature and time display.
The safety features include dual airbags, side airbags, Antilock-Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist, Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Hill Start Assist, depending on the trim selection. Moreover, Renault will also offer a Cruise Control, Speed Limiter and two lateral ISOFIX fixtures for enhanced child safety.
The Renault Captur will compete with the likes of the Hyundai Creta, Jeep Compass, Mahindra XUV500 and the Tata Hexa.
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