Renault Captur SUV launched in India

NEW DELHI: Renault on Monday launched its new Renault Captur in India with an introductory starting price tag of Rs 9.99 lakh (ex-showroom). Based on the existing model Duster (M0 platform), it is a more premium offering and will be positioned as the company’s new flagship model. Claiming some first-in-class features, the new SUV will be eyeing the segment’s bestseller Hyundai Creta.

The Renault Captur is designed as a crossover using the French car maker’s global design language and has been positioned as a premium offering. India gets the Captur (with a C) moniker, same as the European version, unlike the Russian version that uses ‘K’ in its name. The design is quirky on the compact SUV with the bold grille and diamond logo up front, but looks smart and likeable, and very urban too. While the standard name is Captur, Renault India has added the ‘Platine’ suffix to the top-end variants to differentiate more effectively.

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The Renault Captur price in India starts at Rs. 9.99 lakh for the base model RXE and goes up to Rs. 13.88 lakh for the Platine variant. Renault India’s Captur is based on the Duster’s platform and in india, it mainly competes with the likes of Hyundai Creta and Nissan Terrano.

With an impressive road presence, the Renault Captur has a length of 4,329mm, width of 1,813mm and height of 1,619mm. Leaving the conventional boxy design, the new SUV gets a unique styling that makes it quite different from its sibling Duster as well as the other offerings in the segment. The vehicle offers a boot space of 392-litre which is expandable up to 1352-litre with rear seat folding. It also has a class-leading ground clearance of 210mm along with 17-inch alloy wheels which make it suitable for uneven terrains.

The SUV is available with both petrol (three variants) and diesel (four variants) engines with manual transmission while the automatic option is expected to be introduced sometime in future. 1.5-litre turbocharged motor comes mated to a six-speed manual transmission and churns out 110PS and a torque of 240Nm. The petrol version gets a 1.5-litre engine producing 106PS of power and 142Nm of torque and it comes mated to a five-speed manual gearbox.

The model comes with various safety features like dual airbags, side airbags and antilock-braking system (ABS) with electronic brake distribution (EBD), among others. The company has also introduced an India exclusive top-spec variant called the Platine which offers a gold-white interior theme along with features like cruise control, rain sensing wipers and automatic headlamps and six airbags.

The Renault Captur is available in five colour options — including orange, grey, silver, brown and white — along with seven dual tone combinations. The diesel version of the SUV starts at Rs 11.40 lakh while the top-end Platine edition comes with a price tag of Rs 13.89 lakh (both ex-showroom).