Renault launches Captur in India; Cheaper than Mahindra XUV500 & Jeep Compass

Renault has launched its flagship SUV, the Captur in India. It’s priced at Rs. 9.99 lakhs for the base RxE petrol variant, and Rs. 11.39 lakhs for the RxE base diesel. The SUV is available in seven variants. Renault has already started bookings for the Captur, and the deliveries will also begin soon. The XUV starts from Rs. 12.65 lakhs while the Compass starts from Rs. 15.18 lakhs.

India-spec 2017 Renault Captur 1

Petrol – RxE: 9.99 lakhs , RxL: 11.07 lakhs & RxT: 11.69 lakhs

Diesel – RxE: 11.39 lakhs , RxL: 12.47 lakhs, RxT: 13.09 lakhs & Platine: 13.88 lakhs

All prices reflect ex-showroom Delhi figures.

The Captur is the premium crossover that is based on the B-Zero (B0) platform of the tried and tested Renault Duster. The new vehicle also shares the Duster’s petrol and diesel engine options. The Captur looks quite impressive in the terms of design and packs a lot of features. You can find our review here.

The car gets styling elements like dynamic indicators, machine cut 17-inch alloy wheels and full LED headlamp set-up on the outside. It also gets premium interiors with leatherette seats with contrast stitching, and the unique infinity instrument cluster, which truly looks premium and is unique in this segment. The Captur is only offered in 5-seat version. All the niche features are limited to the top-end variant, the Platine edition.

India-spec Renault Captur

Even the base variant of the vehicle comes with standard dual airbags, ABS, infotainment system, alloy wheels, and auto climate control. Renault is debuting the Platine version of the Captur in India. This Platine edition gets a lot of bling – characteristics like gold and white coloured theme for the interiors. Both the variants get 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment that has been borrowed from the Duster but gets software changes to make it quicker.

The Captur is powered by the same 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines that are found in the Duster. The diesel engine produces a maximum of 108 Bhp – 245 Nm while the petrol engine produces a maximum of 105 Bhp – 142 Nm. Renault only offers the manual transmission with both the engine options.

The brand will launch an automatic version in the future. Renault says that AMT is not premium enough to satisfy the need of the buyers of this segment, hence, they will instead bring a CVT version. Renault also offers dealer-level customisation options that allow the buyers to change the exterior and interior of the vehicle as per their liking.

In India, the new Captur will take on the Hyundai Creta Compact SUV and the Mahindra XUV 500 luxury crossover.