According to several media reports, Renault will launch its new sub-compact crossover Kaptur (also known as Captur), in India by 3rd quarter of financial year 2017-18, sometime in October – December 2017.
The production version made its debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, and is now on sale in Russia, Brazil, few European markets and middle east. The vehicle is currently assembled in Spain and Russia. The smaller version is based on fourth generation Clio (Renault B platform), and is known as ‘Captur’ for European markets. The larger version is based on Duster platform (Dacia M0 platform), and is known as Kaptur in Russia. Its the latter India is likely to get. Brazil gets the larger one, and is known as Captur.
The larger Russian model measures 4333 mm in length, 1813 mm in width (ex mirrors), and 1613 mm in height. Wheelbase measures at 2674 mm. In Russia, its offered as all-terrain 4×4 crossover, with 204 mm ground clearance. The Kaptur’s boot measures 387 litres, and can be expanded to 1,200 litres. There are 1.6 and 2.0 litre petrol engines to choose from.
For India, the company is likely to offer 1.6 K4M and 1.5 dCi engines from Duster. The car has already been spotted testing in India, and its just the matter of time for the official announcement.