New Renault Kaptur spied again in India - Reveals side profile

New Renault Kaptur spied again in India – Reveals side profile

The Kaptur will be manufactured in India at the Renault Nissan plant in Chennai. Launch is scheduled for Diwali 2017.

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The Renault Kaptur compact crossover made its world premiere in last year. It is basically the same car which is sold in Europe as Captur (with a C), but is larger in dimension to suit demands of consumers in India.

The Kaptur (codename HHA) is for developing markets while the Captur is for developed markets. The car has begun testing in India. Reader Venkat K and Shahid have managed to click the upcoming SUV when it was on test. Along with the exterior, interiors have also been spied.

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 multi-function 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 India-spec Renault Kaptur are expected to be same that we have already seen on the Duster SUV. This will be in the form of 1.5 liter diesel engine offered in two tunes of 85 PS and 110 PS.

Once launched, Renault Kaptur will rival the likes of Mahindra XUV500, Hyundai Creta, Honda BR-V, etc. In the company line-up it will sit above the Duster.