Renault India has started the booking of the much anticipated SUV Renault Captur. Though Renault has not yet revealed the launch date of the Renault crossover Captur yet, buyers can book the SUV Renault Captur for an initial booking amount of Rs 25,000. The vehicle will be launched before Diwali. The petrol option will continue with the 4-cylinder, 1.5-litre engine that churns out 106PS at 5,600rpm and 142Nm of torque at 4,000rpm.
The diesel version will be powered by the 1.5L K9K engine, mated to 6-speed manual gear box. The crossover has the same wheelbase (2673 mm) and ground clearance (210 mm) as the Duster. The Captur edges out the Creta in terms of design, dimensions, and roomier cabin.
Sumit Sawhney, country CEO & MD, Renault India, said that the company's growth strategy hinges on launching products that create an innovative vehicle class and cater to the volume and growing segments of the Indian automotive industry, representing evolving customer preferences.
In order to make a statement, Renault will launch the Captur in India in a specially crafted top-of-the-line Platine variant that will be exclusive to our market. Along with the full fenders and the R17 Crystal Cut alloys, the dramatic exterior also features Satin finish front and rear skid. There is also a dash of chrome on its front and sides.
While the Captur will be positioned at a premium over the Duster, it's not really bigger on the outside. A 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth connectivity and navigation might be on offer as well.
The SUV is equipped with an automatic AC with surround illumination and rear cooling vents.
The Captur also scores well on safety, with all variants getting ABS, EBD, Dual airbags and brake assist as standard safety features.
And, a Crusie Control, Speed Limiter and two lateral ISOFIX fixtures, this Renault will offer for enhanced child safety.
The launch of Renault Captur will be supported by Renault's aggressive network expansion plans, both from a sales and service perspective. The automaker expects to achieve five per cent market share by 2017 and aims to reach to 320 dealerships by the end of 2017.