Renault India’s flagship product, the Captur, was launched late last year in India. The Captur is the most expensive model from the French car manufacturer’s line-up and looks quite unique. In the month of July 2018, Renault India sold as many as 518 units of the car, which is the highest number of units sold since its launch in November 2017.
The Captur sold in India is quite different from the one that is sold in the UK market. It is similar to the Kaptur sold in markets, such as Russia but uses the name Captur. The car is based on the Renault Duster’s B0 platform and gets the same engine options in India too. Renault has been trying to push sales of the Captur in India by giving massive discounts. According to some reports, Renault is offering discounts of up to Rs. 2 lakh on the Captur that were made in 2017 and remained unsold this year. It is quite possible that the attractive price of the vehicle has been catching the attention of the market. The discounted price of the Captur makes it a great deal in its segment.
However, its sales remain way below the Hyundai Creta, which is leading the segment. Hyundai sells around 10,000 units of the highly popular Creta every month. The Renault Captur was launched at Rs. 9.99 lakh but did not find many buyers in India. The car is available with both petrol and diesel engine options. There is a 1.6-litre petrol engine that churns out a maximum of 106 Bhp and 140 Nm. It comes with a 5-speed manual transmission. The diesel variants of the Captur are powered by a 1.5-litre K9K engine that produces a maximum of 108 Bhp and 248 Nm. It gets a 6-speed manual transmission. Surprisingly, Renault is yet to offer an automatic version of the car. It is sold as a premium SUV in the Indian market and the lack of an automatic transmission deters many buyers.
Even though the car gets the same platform and engine options as the Duster, it is much more feature loaded. The Captur also feels very premium from the inside.