Hence,The Renault Captur has been launched in India. Prices of this new Renault crossover start at Rs. 9.99 lakh and go up to Rs 13.88 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi. Deliveries of the Captur in India have begun from immediate effect through all authorised dealerships across the country.
The Renault Captur is the fourth product in the French carmaker’s Indian portfolio, after the Duster, Kwid and Lodgy. We had earlier reported that Renault has already discontinued the Scala sedan and Pulse hatchback owing to low sales.
The India-spec Renault Captur is based on the M0 platform, which also underpins the Duster. While the Duster was responsible for establishing the first success milestone for Renault in India, it has been showing signs of ageing. Hence, Renault has introduced a slightly more premium and contemporary offering that the Duster – the 2017 Renault Captur.
Engine options on offer with the India-spec Renault Captur include a 1.5-litre petrol and 1.5-litre K9K diesel engine. Both these engines get a 6-speed manual gearbox as standard. Renault clearly seem to have missed the opportunity to launch the Captur automatic variant in India at the moment. However, the French carmaker is soon expected to add it to the lineup.
Renault Captur price in India
The Renault Captur India prices start at Rs. 9.99 lakh for the petrol range, and go up to Rs. 13.88 lakh for the top-end diesel. It is worth noting that the crossover is available in 3 trim levels – RXE, RXL and RXT, in both petrol and diesel guises, while the diesel range also gets a top-end Platine variant.
|Renault Captur Variants in India||Ex-showroom, Delhi|
|RXE Petrol||Rs 9.99 lakh|
|RXL Petrol||Rs 11.07 lakh|
|RXT Petrol||Rs 11.69 lakh|
|RXE Diesel||Rs 11.39 lakh|
|RXL Diesel||Rs 12.47 lakh|
|RXT Diesel||Rs 13.09 lakh|
|Platine Diesel||Rs 13.88 lakh|
Renault Captur India specifications
The Renault Captur in India is being offered with two engine options – a petrol and a diesel. The petrol is a 1.5-litre block with 104.5 bhp and 142 Nm of torque available on tap. On the other hand, the diesel models get a 1.5-litre unit rated at 108 bhp and 245 Nm.
|Engine Type||1.5-litre H4K||1.5-litre K9K|
|Power||104.5 bhp||108 bhp|
|Torque||142 Nm||245 Nm|
|Gearbox||5-speed MT, 6-speed CVT||6-speed MT & AMT|
Renault Captur India images
Another major announcement made regarding the Renault Captur in India mentions that the crossover will be available with varied variants. The top-end model is called the Renault Captur Platine, and comes loaded with the following features:
- LED headlamps with daytime running lights
- LED tail lamps
- Dynamic turn indicators
- Touchscreen infotainment system
- Automatic climate control
- Keyless entry and go
- 6 airbags
- Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
- Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD)
- Brake Assist
- Hill Start Assist
- Cruise Control
Renault Captur India Dimensions
In terms of dimensions, the India-spec Renault Captur is 4,329 mm long, 1,813 mm wide and 1,613 mm tall. Meanwhile, the wheelbase will span for 2,673 mm with a 210 mm ground clearance.
|Ground Clearance||210 mm|
Renault Captur design and looks
Renault designers have made sure that the Captur looks a lot more modern, urban and contemporary than the Duster’s boxy profile. Hence, the new crossover gets a more matured and attractive stance. The front fascia is characterised by a y-shaped front grille, swept-back full LED headlamps and a neatly chiselled bumper. The side profile reveals the crossover’s relatively longer length, a sloping roofline, slightly beefed up wheel arches and prominent body cladding. The rear is slightly MUV-like, owing to the relatively bland layout of small taillights on each corner and a large boot area. Renault’s decision to offer the Captur in two-tone colour schemes and provide multiple personalisation options to customers will help in improving the car’s visual appeal.
Renault Captur colours India
Renault is offering the Captur in a choice of 5 colour options:
- Moonlight Silver
- Planet Grey
- Cayenne Orange
- Mahagony Brown
- Pearl White
- Exterior Design
- Interior Design & Comfort
The Renault Captur brings a feeling of modernity to Renault’s crossover lineup in India. It gets contemporary design cues, modern interiors, a well-laden feature list and potent engine options. It will thus be interesting to see how Renault prices the Captur in India to avoid competition from the likes of the Mahindra Scorpio, Hyundai Creta as well as the Jeep Compass (on the higher end).