India-spec Renault Captur details revealed

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Renault has unveiled that the new India-spec Captur will make its debut in India sometime during the festive season. The car was revealed in Moscow last year. While it is already on road in countries like Russia and Brazil, India is the first country where it will be launched with right-hand drive. The crossover is sold as “Kaptur” in Russia but here it will be badged as “Captur”, according to sources. Though the India-bound Captur has stylistic similarities with its international counterpart, it will mainly be based on the existing Duster platform. It is expected to be positioned above the Duster in the company’s line-up.

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The Captur will be powered by the tried and tested engine combinations from the Duster in place of its existing engines offered internationally. Both petrol and diesel options will be available at launch. However, both the 1.5-litre petrol and the 1.5-litre diesel variants will only be paired with a manual at launch. Renault will add an automatic gearbox and 4WD later. The car will sport full LED headlamps flanked by LED daytime running lights. Indian customers can expect the car in dual-tone exterior and interiors. In tech, there are features such as a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with media navigation and Bluetooth connectivity. As far as pricing goes, the Captur will be directly aimed at the Creta in the Indian market.