Renault Captur SUV India Launch Live Updates: Price, Specifications, Features


Renault Captur compact SUV is finally set to go on sale in India today and we will be bringing you all the live updates from the launch event here. The new compact SUV is positioned above the existing Renault Duster in Renault India’s line-up and the company’s flagship offering for India. We have driven the car and have already shared our first impressions along with a lot of other details. All that is left to know is the price and variant classification of the Renault Captur and that we’ll know today.

Bookings for the Renault Captur commenced in late September 2017 and by mid October the company had already started dispatching the car to its 300+ showrooms across India. In India, the new Renault Captur SUV competes with the likes of Jeep Compass and Hyundai Creta and we have already told you where they stand against each other on paper.

Here are all the live updates from the launch of the Renault Captur:

From the sides the Renault Captur looks more like a crossover than an SUV, at least from the lower section. But to counter that, Renault has given it class leading ground clearance of 210 mm with stylish alloy wheels, wheel arch and underbody cladding, and bold character lines to bring out that SUV DNA.

Renault Captur Design and Styling
The Renault Captur is a lot premium than the Duster and comes with some bold styling and a bunch of premium equipment. Up front we have a stylish chrome accented grille, flanked by LED headlamps with integrated daytime running lights and a primary set of C-shapped LED DRLs on the front bumper. The SUV get s faux silver skid plate as well along with some subtle lines on the bonnet that give the Captur an imposing stance.

While the automatic Captur might not be introduced at the launch today but we expect it come later months. Like in the Duster, the company might first introduce it in the diesel model and later in the petrol to keep the buzz alive for a longer time. Renault used a similar strategy for the Kwid as well, launching the AMT model almost a year after the launch of the manual option.

The soon-to-be-launched Renault Captur is powered by the same petrol and diesel engines that does duty on the Renault Duster. Sadly, unlike the Duster, both the petrol and diesel variants of the Captur come with manual gearbox only. The Duster diesel gets an AMT unit while the petrol model gets a CVT option.

Renault Captur India Launch
Renault’s new Captur compact SUV, which is set to be launched in India, is based on the same platform as the Duster and is different from the Captur sold in Europe.