Renault Captur was launched a little less than a year ago. Sales were expected to be in the region of 2,000 units a month. But this Hyundai Creta rival did not manage to meet sales expectations.
With sales of the premium SUV not as expected, many dealers have unsold stock of the car from last year. It is these stocks which are now being sold at a discount of Rs 2 lakhs. This brings the starting price of the Captur down to Rs 8 lakhs, making it one of the most value for money cars on offer today.
Renault Captur is offered with both petrol and diesel engine options in India. Based on the same underpinnings as the Duster, Captur features better styling, performance and features. It is slotted above the Duster in the company line-up.
Exteriors of the Renault Captur feature dual tone body colors, innovative headlight, LEDs and distinctive roof styles. It measures 4,329mm in length, 1,813mm in width and 1,619mm in height. It sits on a wheelbase measuring 2,673mm and gets ground clearance of 210mm. Dual tone R17 Crystal Cut alloy wheels, a distinctive Renault grille and LED headlamps and tail-lamps are a part of its exterior makeup.
Interiors see luxury features and an elevated seating position offering panoramic visibility. The cabin is done up in color scheme of black and white. The central console is dominated by a large touchscreen infotainment system and the instrument cluster is a twin pod unit with digital display.
Top end variants also get gold and white accents. Renault Captur Platine is the most premium version with ultra premium features. The AC vents are finished in chrome with bezels styled in gold finish. Leather seats offer 6 way adjustability, lumbar support and lateral support.
Infotainment in the form of a new Integrated Intelligent ULC 3.0 multimedia navigation system comes with a 7” display with radio and Bluetooth technology, voice recognition and maps besides temperature and time display. The new Renault Captur will abound in safety features such as dual airbags, side airbags, ABS, EBD, ESC and hill start assist. It will also have cruise control with speed limiter and 2 lateral ISOFIX seats.
Engine specifications on the new Renault Captur include a 1.5 liter, 4 cylinder diesel engine offering 106 bhp power at 4,000 rpm and 240 Nm torque at 1,750 rpm. The 1.5 liter petrol engine is capable of 104 bhp power at 5,600 rpm and 142 Nm torque at 4,000 rpm. Both engines get mated to a 5 speed or 6 speed manual gearbox. No price details are revealed as on date but estimates put the Renault Captur in the INR 8-14 lakh price bracket. More details will be revealed once the car is launched. The digital unveil by Ranbir Kapoor showcases Captur features and functionality.