Renault Captur to compete with Maruti YBA, Tata Nexon, Ford EcoSport in India in 2018
Renault Captur just-over-4-metre SUV was launched in Europe in 2013 and has been receiving glorious reviews. Upon realising SUV segment is what works in India for the French carmaker, Captur is destined for launch in the sub-continent sometime in 2018, according to Business-Standard.
Renault Captur will sit in the affordable-yet-functional mini-SUV segment in India. The 5-seater car will compete with Ford EcoSport, Maruti YBA (codename), Tata Nexon, Volkswagen Taigun and the like, at starting price of around Rs. 7 lakhs (ex-showroom).
Captur is underpinned by fourth generation Renault Clio platform, which will have to be heavily localised for competitive pricing (as mentioned above). According to the publication, Renault India has given initial estimates to auto component suppliers for about 60,000 units, which is 5,000 units per month. This confirms local production of Renault Captur and plan of compelling pricing, since even the most successful Ford EcoSport manages only around 4,000 units per month now.
Renault Captur would be receiving enhanced versions of 1.2 litre petrol and 1.5 litre diesel engines doing duty in models across Renault’s and Nissan’s portfolios.
Via – Business Standard