[Nov 2017 update – The SUV has been launched in India at Rs 9.99 lakh.]
As mentioned in the previous articles, The India-spec Captur is based on the Duster’s platform. It was even spotted testing with the Duster earlier this year. The vehicle measures 4,329 mm in length, 1,813 mm in width and 1,613 mm in height, making it longer than the Duster while being narrow and shorter. Wheelbase measures 2,673 mm, same as Duster, and ground clearance is at 210 mm, 5 mm more.
Some of the features include full LED headlamps, LED DRLs, “floating indicators” (Audi dynamic like), 17-inch alloy wheels, smart access card, premium white and gold interiors, ‘Infinity’ instrument cluster, auto AC, cruise control, front & side airbags, ABS with EBD, Brake Assist, and reversing camera.
The auto AC controls and the touchscreen infotainment is the same one from the duster. The infotainment comes with built-in navigation and bluetooth connectivity.
As for the powertrains, the Captur will borrow the same 1.5-litre petrol and diesel units from the Duster. The diesel makes 110 PS (108 bhp) and 245 Nm (181 lb-ft) of torque, while the petrol makes 106 PS (104 bhp) and 142 Nm (105 lb-ft) of torque. The diesel is paired with a 6-speed manual while the petrol comes with a 5-speed manual, and the power is sent to the front wheels.
No word about introducing an AWD variant yet. A CVT or an AMT could be offered as an option for the petrol at a later date.
Renault said that there are over 40 personalization categories. The 7 fashion-inspired dual tone combinations include Cayenne Orange body with Mystery Black roof, Pearl White body with Mystery Black roof, Mahogany Brown body with Mystery Black roof, Cayenne Orange body with Marble Ivory roof, Mahogany Brown body with Marble Ivory roof, Pearl White body with Planet Grey roof and Mahogany Brown body with Planet Grey roof. The 5 monotone body colour options for Captur includes Cayenne Orange, Pearl White, Planet Grey, Moonlight Silver and Mahogany Brown.
The Captur can be further customized with 16 roof designs, chrome embellishments and designer mats.
While Platine variant is designed with plush white and gold interiors, customers will have options of sporty anodized blue pacifique or rouge passion accents on the air vents and center console in the RXT variant.