Renault Kaptur (Honda BR-V rival) enters production, India launch in 2017
Unveiled in Moscow on 30th March 2016, the new Renault Kaptur is has now entered production at Renault Moscow plant. With Russia being its first market, new Kaptur will also be making its way to Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Azerbaijan later this year while launch in Brazil and India is set for 2017.
Renault Kaptur measures 4,333 mm long, 1,813 mm wide and has height of 1,613 mm. It sits on a wheelbase of 2,674 mm while ground clearance stands at 204 mm and boot capacity is at 387 litres. This boot capacity can be increased to 1,200 litres when rear seats are folded down.
Renault Kaptur when launched in Brazil will be powered by a 1.6 liter and 2.0 liter flexfuel engines in 2 wheel and 4 wheel drive configurations. In India, the Renault Kaptur will be produced from Renault Nissan Appliance Plant in Oragadam, Chennai.
Engine specifications have not yet been detailed but should include both petrol and diesel engines. It is expected that the engine lineup will include a 1.5 liter DCi diesel engine and 1.6 liter 4 cylinder petrol engine also seen on the Renault Duster SUV.
Pricing in India could be in the INR 8-12 lakh bracket. Once launched, Renault Kaptur will rival the likes of Mahindra XUV500, Honda BR-V, Hyundai Creta, etc.