Here are five more things you don’t know about Renault Kaptur.
Class-leading boot space
Renault Kaptur boasts of 387-litre boot space, but it can be increased to massive 1,200-litres by folding the rear seats. It makes the boot-space class-leading. The Mahindra XUV offers only 930-litres of space with the seats down.
Tata Hexa offers 128-litres of boot space with all the seats up. With the seats down, space increases to 671-litres. With Renault’s plan to put an extra row of seats, the final space may alter than the international model.
Same infotainment as the Kwid
Even though the Kwid is the entry-level vehicle offered by Renault in India and the Kaptur will be launched somewhere around Rs. 15 lakh, both will share the same infotainment system. As per ETAuto, the Kaptur will get the same infotainment system that is seen on the Duster and the Kwid. Renault may put a few extra features to make it feel premium.
Automatic for all
As per AutoCar India, the Kaptur will offer a choice of five-speed manual, six-speed manual and six-speed AMT Easy-R shift. The AMT will be offered with both the petrol and diesel engine options that will give a lot of options to the buyers. Currently, Renault only offers Easy-R AMT with the Duster diesel.
Tested by NCAP
Latin NCAP has already tested the Kaptur. The made-in-Brazil Kaptur scored 30.27 points against 34 for adult occupant safety. On child safety, the Kaptur scored 33.68 points against 49 points. It translates into 4-star rating for adults and a 3-star rating for the child.
It is to be noted that the car comes with four airbags, electronic stability control, and ISOFIX hooks for child seats as standard. The Indian model can be different from the Brazilian model. It is to be noted that Indian spec Renault Kwid weighs 130 kg lower than the Brazilian-spec car and does not get any standard safety features.
Launch in August
According to GaadiWaadi, the Kaptur is very close to the launch date. The car will be unveiled in India in July, and that is when Renault will start taking the bookings too. The deliveries will start in August.