The Renault Kaptur compact crossover has made its world premiere in Moscow. Destined to do the duty of the Captur in Russia and other emerging markets, the Kaptur is significantly larger than its European counterpart and offers certain market-specific features.
The styling of the Kaptur is pretty much identical to the Captur with minor differences like bumpers with LED daytime running lights and a slightly larger grille. The Kaptur measures 4,333 mm in length (211 mm longer than the Captur), 1,813 mm in width (35 mm wider), 1,613 mm in height (47 mm taller) and has a wheelbase of 2,674 mm. Ground clearance stands at 204 mm.
The interior design too is common for both the crossovers. The emerging market-spec Kaptur features a 7-inch Media-Nav infotainment system on the centre console and digital MID on instrument console, flat-bottomed multifunction steering wheel, automatic climate control, heated seats and front windshield (to suit the harsh Russian weather). The five seater has an impressive boot capacity of 387 litres which can be expanded to up to 1,200 litres with the rear seats folded.
Powertrain details of the Russia-spec Renault Kaptur are not revealed yet but the company has confirmed that it will be offered with AWD system (European Captur is available only as a FWD model), a beefed up suspension system and a lockable centre differential.
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The Renault Kaptur will be made in Moscow and will go on sale in Russia starting from this summer. The automaker says that the new crossover would drive growth on a global level, hinting that other emerging markets like India could also be the target markets.