The much awaited Renault Captur has been launched in India starting at Rs.9.99 Lakhs and going up to Rs.13.88 lakhs. These are introductory prices and will be revised in a few months.
Design wise, the Renault Captur is designed as a crossover using the French car maker's global design language and has been positioned as a premium offering. India gets the Captur moniker, same as the European version. The design is quirky on the compact SUV with the bold grille and diamond logo up front, but looks smart and likeable, and very urban too.
While the standard name is Captur, Renault India has added the 'Platine' suffix to the top-end variants to differentiate more effectively. With respect to dimensions, the Renault Captur sits longer than the Duster, but is narrower and shorter than its sibling. The ground clearance though is an impressive 210 mm, much better than the competition. There are other very likeable bits too like the full LED headlamps with the dynamic LED turn indicators.
Inside, the Renault Captur looks premium and the materials feel upmarket as well, when compared to the Duster. The cabin is finished in a dual-tone black and white shade with the centre console hosting a large touchscreen infotainment system surrounded by gloss black inserts.
Under the hood, the Renault Captur uses the 1.5-litre K9k diesel engine that produces 108 bhp at 4000 rpm and peak torque of 240 Nm at 1750 rpm. The 1.5-litre petrol comes loaded with 104 bhp at 5600 rpm and 142 Nm of peak torque at 4000 rpm.