The much awaited festive season is now on and auto companies have flooded the market with heavy discounts and new launches/facelifts. Following the suit, French auto maker Renault too is offering discounts of upto Rs. 81,000 on its compact crossover, the Captur. After discount, prices of the Renault Captur start from Rs. 9.19 lakhs, making it about Rs. 30,000 cheaper than the best selling Hyundai Creta.
Apart from this, the company has also launched a new Radiant Red colour as a standard feature in RXT Petrol, RXT Diesel and Platine Diesel variants.
There is no hiding the fact that the Captur has not been doing well in the Indian market. Renault had high hopes from this car especially after the success of the Duster. Some time back, the Captur 2017 models were even being offered with benefits upto Rs. 2 Lakh in order to clear the stock.
Now, to boost the sales of its chic crossover, the company is again offering benefits and a new colour option. The Captur now also comes with a contrasting black roof, along with roof rails as standard on the RXT Petrol, RXT Diesel and Platine Diesel.
The SUV gets powered by a 1.5-litre petrol engine good enough for 104 Bhp of power and peak torque of 142 Nm at 4000 rpm. The diesel unit, on the other hand, also displaces the same amount while churning out 108 Bhp of power and 240 Nm of peak torque. These outputs make the Captur significantly less powerful than the Hyundai Creta. The petrol version is paired with a 5-speed manual transmission, while the diesel is mated to a 6-speed manual.
The Captur is built upon the same B-Zero platform which underpins other Nissan-Renault vehicles like the Duster and the Terrano. The upcoming Nissan Kicks will also be based on the same platform in India. In terms of features and safety, the car comes heavily loaded with projector headlamps, C-shaped Sapphire LED DRLs, and fully automatic temperature control with rear cooling vents.
There’s also an integrated audio system with USB & Aux-in and Bluetooth facility apart from steering wheel controls and push- button start with remote central locking. Safety hasn’t been overlooked either and the car comes with dual airbags, Antilock-Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist and rear defogger with wiper.
Prices for the Renault Captur start at Rs. 9.99 lakh, going up to Rs 13.25 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). If you are looking for a good option to the Hyundai Creta, the Captur might be your best bet now due to the offers and benefits been given out currently.