Renault Captur, the most expensive Renault that you can buy in India is a slow-moving vehicle on the sales chart. The all-new Captur was launched in India sometime back but the French manufacturer has not received the kind of response they would have wanted from the vehicle. Currently, Renault is offering a wide range of offers and discounts on the vehicle to push sales. The brand has also released a new TVC of the Captur on the frozen Pangong Tso lake.
Pangong Tso, located in the Ladakh region of the country remains frozen through the winter months. The Captur can be seen driving on the frozen lake all around. The new TVC reveals that the temp of the location is -21c, which is an extreme can freeze the vehicle’s fuels and fluids. Nonetheless, the TVC highlights the 210mm of ground clearance of the Captur, which is best-in-segment. Also, the ad says that the Captur has been designed to take on any kind of terrain and always be in control. While the Captur is not a 4WD vehicle and does not get terrain modes to tackle different kinds of surfaces, the high ground clearance and the engine power is everything that one can control while going through such terrains.
The video also shows the Renault Captur using snow chains, which is a mandatory accessory when driving around in thick snow like this one. Later the vehicle also takes on snow-covered roads with the snow chains on. The snow chains provide extra grip and maintain the traction, which cannot be recreated by the regular summer tyres. However, with winter tyres, the need for snow chains can be eliminated in such conditions.
The Renault Captur in India is different from the European models. The vehicle on sale in the Indian market is based on the platform of Renault Duster. It also gets the same diesel engine that powers the Duster in the Indian market. Nonetheless, earlier this year, Renault announced a drop in the price of Rs 50,000, which makes the Captur a sub Rs 10 lakh vehicle. It also received a few safety updates that help the vehicle to comply with BNVSAP norms. Currently, the Capture is available in only two variants – RxE base and Platine. Both the trims get diesel and petrol engine options.
There is a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine that produces a maximum power of 104 Bhp and 142 Nm. the diesel variants get powered by a 1.5-litre K9K engine that produces a maximum power of 108 Bhp and peak torque of 240 Nm. Both the engine options get only manual transmission options. The Captur offers standard features like Dual Airbags, Anti-Lock Braking System, Electronic Brake Distribution, Rear Parking Sensor, front seatbelts alert and speed warning alert.