Renault is all set to launch the Captur SUV in India on November 6, 2017. Renault dealerships across the country had already started accepting bookings for the Captur SUV from September 22 onwards for a token amount of Rs.25, 000.While there is no official word from Renault on the delivery timelines, and we believe it should happen in the end week of November. The 2017 Renault Captur is based on the Duster’s B0 platform. However, the French automobile manufacturer will position it above the Renault Duster in India. The premium SUV that reaches soon in India will competing the likes of the Hyundai Creta and the Mahindra XUV500. We also believe that if the price difference between the Captur and the Duster is substantial, it will also compete with the recently launched Jeep Compass. Renault India has already started its teaser movement for the 2017 Captur in India. The 2017 Renault Captur gets full LED headlights with DRLs.
Safety features on the crossover include dual front airbags, ABS with EBD and brake assist. Renault has stated that the Captur is also certified for offset frontal and lateral crash. The Captur line-up will contain a number of variants. There will be a fully loaded top-spec variant called Platine which will include features like LED headlamps with daytime running lamps and Audi-like dynamic turn indicators, and 17-inch alloy wheels. Renault will offer a long list of personalization options for the Captur, which have unique exterior and interior bits like contrast roof options and graphics.
The interior gets a choice between two-tone look or an all-black theme like the Russian model. A 7.0-inch touch-screen infotainment system with navigation and Bluetooth connectivity might be on offer as well. The Captur measures 18mm longer than the Duster and will be offered in a 5-seater configuration. The back bench can be folded down in 60/40 ratio, which will upsurge the 387-litre boot to 1,200 litres. The 2017 Renault Captur has a ground clearance of 204-mm.
The Renault Captur SUV will arrive in India in both petrol and diesel engines. The diesel model will use the 1.5-litre dCI unit that already does duty in the Duster SUV that puts out 110-PS and 240-Nm. This motor is paired to a 6-speed manual gearbox. The petrol Renault Captur will use a new 1.5-litre unit that produced 106PS/142Nm and comes mated to a 5-speed manual transmission.