The Renault Kaptur crossover has been spotted on test in India for the first time which is expected to arrive by late 2017. Based on Duster’s BO platform, Renault Kaptur made its global debut in Moscow earlier this year. The Indian spec model is almost similar to European Captur with minor differences in dimensions, larger grille and different bumpers with LED daytime running lights. In addition, Captur is for developed markets while Kaptur is for developing ones.
At tape, Kaptur measures 4333mm in length, 1813mm in width, 1613mm tall and rides on a wheelbase of 2674. Ground clearance of Kaptur stands at 204mm. The Kaptur is 211mm longer, 35mm wider and 47mm taller than European Captur. Also, five seater has a decent cargo capacity of 387 liters which can be further expanded up to 1200 liters with last row seats folded.
Up front is a smiley horizontal grille with lower chrome strip flanked by sweptback projector headlamps with LED DRLs, contoured air dam with blackened lower side and bumper mounted LED DRLs. On the sides, Kaptur sports flared wheel arches, cladding to give a crossover look. At rear, it adorns basic but LED tail lamps and blackened shade at the lower bumper.
The Kaptur boasts digital instrument console, 7 inch MediaNAV infotainment system, heated seats with adjustability function, flat bottom multi function steering wheel, automatic climate control, rear seat spilt, dual front airbags ABS with EBD and much more.
Powering it will be Duster powered 1.5l diesel and 1.6l petrol engines which could be re-tuned to deliver more power. Both the engines are expected to be available with both manual as well as automatic gearboxes. The pricing is not known yet but we expect it to be in the region of Rs. 15 lakh (ex-showroom) and will be pitted against Mahindra XUV500, Hyundai Tucson and upcoming Nissan Kicks.