Renault’s upcoming vehicle, the Captur was delayed in the Indian market for unknown reasons. Now the French manufacturer has started dispatching the new vehicle to the Renault dealerships across India. The car is now expected to be launched in the first half of November but the date has not been revealed yet.
Renault has also started taking official bookings for the Captur through their dealerships and through Renault’s official app on smartphones. The Captur will be placed above Duster in India and the vehicle will compete with the likes of Jeep Compass, Hyundai Creta and Mahindra XUV 500.
The Indian Captur is different from the European version. It is based on the same platform as the Duster and Renault sell the same vehicle in Russia has Kaptur. India is the second market where the car will be launched after Russia. Renault will also introduce a new “Platine” version of the vehicle in India. It gets some premium features like leather seats, projector headlamps, stylish chrome grille, new front bumper with stylish silver skid plate, and C-shaped LED daytime running lamps. There is also 17-inch alloy wheel and ‘ripple’ effect LED tail light.
Renault will only sell two variants of the vehicle in India and the company claims that there is no base variant of the vehicle. The Captur is powered by 1,5-litre diesel and petrol engines borrowed from the Duster. The petrol engine generates a maximum power of 105 Bhp and 142 Nm of peak torque while the turbocharged diesel variant produces a maximum of 108 Bhp and 248 Nm of peak torque. The petrol is mated to a 5-speed transmission while the diesel engine gets a 6-speed transmission. There is no automatic transmission option with the Captur as of now and Renault has also ruled out the possibility of adding an AMT to the vehicle as it is a premium vehicle.