India-spec Renault Captur SUV revealed; Launch in October, bookings now open

The much-awaited Renault Captur has been finally revealed in India. While there have been many speculations surrounding the India specific Captur but Renault has now officially revealed all the details about the upcoming premium SUV. The Captur is not an India-specific car, it is already being sold in 75 other countries. However, Renault has given the vehicle many India-specific customisation options to suit conditions here.

India-spec Renault Captur

The Captur looks similar to the international model. Developing markets like Brazil and Russia also get the Captur but a different, more affordable version of it in the form of “Kaptur”. For India, the Captur nameplate will be retained. The vehicles will not get any base variant in India.

There are only two versions, while the lower variant does not get a version name, the top-end will be known as ‘Platine’. For the Indian market, The Kaptur measures 4,329 mm in length, 1,813 mm in width and 1,619 mm in height. The Captur is placed above the Duster in the market and is only slightly longer than the Duster.

The wheelbase of Captur measures at 2,673mm while the unladen ground clearance is 210mm. Renault has increased the ground clearance of Captur in India and the India-spec version has the highest ground clearance compared to Capturs selling abroad.

India-spec 2017 Renault Captur 1

It gets full LED headlamps and taillamps, dual-tone alloy wheels and a similar Renault group grille. On the inside, the Captur gets an all-new interior. The cabin is finished in a dual-tone black and white shade with a large centre console. The instrument cluster gets a unique look with twin pod unit and integrated digital infotainment system. The top-end version also gets gold and white insets in the cabin that gives a much premium look.

Renault is also offering a range of customisation options with the Captur in India. customers can directly get the cars customised from the dealerships. The car will be powered by the same 1.5-litre petrol and the diesel engines that also power the Duster. The petrol engine produces a maximum of 104 Bhp – 142 Nm.

India-spec 2017 Renault Captur 2

The diesel engine produces a maximum of 108 Bhp and 240 Nm. Both the engine options are available with 6-speed manual transmissions. Renault may offer an automatic version in the future. For now, the Captur sold here will be front wheel driven. The car will be launched in the first week of October. Bookings are open from today, with the booking amount pegged at Rs. 25,000.