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Renault Captur Unveiled In India; Bookings Open

Built on the globally acclaimed B0 platform, Renault has also commenced the production of Captur and is preparing for a festive season launch

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French automobile manufacturer Renault on Friday (22 September) has unveiled its premium crossover SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle) Renault Captur in India.

Built on the globally acclaimed B0 platform, Renault has also commenced the production of Captur and is preparing for a festive season launch.

Customers can book the vehicle from 22 September on the Renault Captur App and Renault India website at an initial booking amount of Rs 25,000.

The launch of Renault Captur is a significant step in Renault’s growth journey in India.

Renault Captur will come with both petrol and diesel powertrains. For the petrol option, it will be powered by the 16 valves 4 cylinder 1.5L H4K petrol engine mated to a 5 speed manual gear box, producing 106 PS at 5,600 rpm and 142 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm.

The diesel version will be powered by the 1.5L K9K diesel engine (common rail injection), mated to 6 speed manual gear box, delivering a maximum power of 110 PS at 4,000 rpm and peak torque of 240 Nm at 1,750 rpm.

Renault Captur Platine makes its debut in India. The global-first, exclusive Captur Platine features white and gold interiors with AC vents engulfed in chrome. Its ErgoDesign leather seats are 6-way adjustable.

Sumit Sawhney, Country CEO and Managing Director, Renault India Operations said, “Our growth strategy hinges strongly on launching products that cater to the volume and growing segments of the Indian automotive industry, representing evolving customer preferences. Over the last few years, SUV sales are growing exponentially, making it the fastest growing segment in India.”

“Renault Captur will further strengthen our position in the fast-growing SUV segment and will set new benchmarks with its global styling and unmatched road presence.”

Captur measures 4329mm X 1813mm X 1619mm, and has a wheelbase of 2673mm. It has an unladen ground clearance of 210mm and a boot volume of 392L (expandable to 1352L).

Renault Captur’s exterior features bonnet creases and the front bumper, with Satin Finish Front & Rear Skid Plates. There is also a dash of chrome on its front and sides.

Renault Captur’s lights provide high impact illumination while being highly energy efficient.

The iconic Sparkle full LED headlamps with unique floating side indicators, C-shaped Sapphire LED DRLs and Ripple Tail Lamps complements the LED ambient lighting inside the car.

Together with a smart access card and engine start button, Renault Captur’s connected interior includes Integrated Intelligent ULC 3.0 multimedia navigation system which comes with a seven-inch display featuring radio and Bluetooth technology, voice recognition (for iOS), maps along with temperature and time display.

The SUV is equipped with an automatic AC with surround illumination and rear cooling vents.

Renault Captur is certified to exceed frontal and lateral crash test parameters, claims the company.

It is equipped with a host of active and passive safety features including dual airbags, side airbags, Antilock-Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) & Brake Assist, Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Hill Start Assist.

In addition, it will also come with a Cruise Control feature that helps maintain a pre-selected speed without acceleration and a Speed Limiter, which restricts speed within limits selected by the driver.

It will also have 2 lateral ISOFIX fixtures with top-tether in the rear seat for enhanced child safety.

Renault will offer the option of further enhancing both the car’s interior and exterior with two personalization packs – Diamond Deck and Urban Connect, which are the result of a collaboration between Renaults design studios in India and France.

The launch of Renault Captur will be supported by Renault’s aggressive network expansion plans, both from a sales and service perspective.

Renault aims to reach to 320 dealerships by the end of 2017.