Renault has taken the covers off the duster based crossover called Captur/Kaptur in an event at Moscow and it is one of ten models that Renault is going to unveil this year. It will be launched in Russia first followed by other emerging markets including Brazil and India. Renault able to catch the taste of Indian audiences as at first struck gold with Kwid hatchback and now gearing up to launch a Crossover.
The crossover will be based on CMF (Cost modular platform) and jointly developed by Renault and Nissan to keep in check with cost. The carmaker will also make an affordable electric car especially for India as well other global markets.
The Captur aka Kaptur is 4333mm long, 1813mm wide, 1613mm tall and rides on the wheelbase of 2674mm. The crossover offers a decent ground clearance of 204mm and has a decent boot capacity of 374 liters which can be further expanded up to 1200 liters folding down the last row seats.
The Kaptur is almost similar in design as compared to Kaptur except big front bumpers with LED headlights, large Renault logo and C shaped LED fog lamps. While the side profile remains sleek and at rear it gets elegant looking LED tail lamps and rear bumper skid plates. The cabin seems to be familiar place as it’s a blend of Kwid and Duster.
For features, it comes with advanced MediaNAV 7 inch touchscreen infotainment system, automatic climate control, fabric seats, digital speedometer like Kwid, cruise control, heated windscreen 60/40 rear seat spilt and much more.
The Kaptur will come with powerful version of 1.5l DCi diesel engine and transmission duties will be held by a six speed manual and six speed easy R AMT gearbox. It is expected to be positioned above duster and will be priced around Rs. 10-14 lakhs (ex-showroom). According to reports, Kaptur will be launched during the festive season of 2017.