Renault to launch premium SUV Captur in India this year

The Captur is expected to share its powertrain with the Duster as well and will be offered with the same 1.5-litre petrol engine and the 1.5-litre K9K diesel motor. The Renault Captur will be positioned above the Renault Duster and will compete with the likes of the Mahindra XUV500, Hyundai Creta and the recently launched Jeep Compass in India. While neither an automatic nor a 4×4 version is expected at launch, they will probably join the range at a later date.

After countless spy shots and rumours, French carmaker Renault on Monday announced the arrival of its premium SUV, Captur, in India. Also, It looks like Renault company is trying to get more customers with the Renault Captur.

Since the SUV is based on the Duster, the Captur is expected to get the Duster’s 1.5-litre dCi diesel engine in different states of tune. There is also possibility of the Captur getting AWD like the Duster. The compact SUV segment is the fastest growing cornering a fourth of the market pie.

The Captur is a five-seater offering the Renault signature fascia. “The new SUV will be rolled out from the company’s Chennai plant”, Sawhney said.

The seventh largest vehicle maker of the country with around 5 per cent market share has primarily two models, the entry level premium SUV Duster and two variants of the small auto Kwid which has been specially made for India.

Despite media reports that Kwid is facing some headwinds, Sawhney said the “car is selling as per expectation, in fact exceeding our expectation of 8,000-10,000 units in all the seven months of 2017”. Mostly we can expect the Official launch in the next year.

“Having completed a little over five years of operations in India, we are already the number one European brand in the country”. We will continue to aggressively ramp up our service network as well as build on our product offensive strategy to drive volumes in India.

Renault India has also crossed the milestone of 300 dealership outlets in India. “Our network expansion is more focused on small towns”.

The Renault Captur features Renault’s new global design DNA and has been created to fit into the premium segment of crossover style SUVs.

The Captur will have features like projector headlamps with C-shaped LED DRLs, large front grille and alloy wheels.

On the inside, the Captur will likely get two-tone beige and black dashboard with a 7.0 inch touchscreen infotainment system at the centre.

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