Renault India was expected to launch the much awaited Captur crossover SUV in India by Diwali 2017. However, a new report from CarDekho suggest that the Renault Captur’s launch in India has been delayed to November 2017. That said, the reason for delay in launch of the Captur is not revealed. The company opened bookings for the crossover on 22nd September and the car can be booked at an amount of INR 25,000. Also Read: Renault Captur 2017 Vs Hyundai Creta – Comparison: Price in India, Launch Date, Mileage, Specs, Features
Renault India is yet to officially reveal the launch date of the Captur. Media reports suggest that the company is undecided on the pricing of the Renault Captur, something which is very important in the Indian market. The flagship offering from Renault is based on the M0 platform and will be positioned above the Renault Duster. Although the Captur shares its underpinnings & transmission option with the Duster, the crossover will come equipped with top-of-the-line features and build quality. Moreover, the Captur is expected to be priced between INR 12 lakh to INR 15 lakh (ex-showroom). Read More: Upcoming Cars to Launch in India this Festive Period: Ford EcoSport Facelift, Maruti Celerio X, Renault Captur, Mahindra KUV100 Facelift
The Renault Captur will get a range-topping Platine trim level that will come equipped with features like full-LED headlamps with floating side indicators, integrated Sapphire LED DRLs on the front bumpers and Ripple-Effect LED taillights. The car also gets 17-inch diamond cut alloy wheels, 7-inch touch-screen infotainment system with GPS navigation, LED cabin lighting, leather upholstery and Infinity instrument cluster. Safety features include four airbags, ABS with EBD, ESP, parking sensors, reverse parking camera, ISOFIX child seat mounts and engine start/stop button among others. Also Read: Renault Captur 2017 Bookings Open Ahead of India Launch in October; Price, Features & Specs
Under the hood, the Renault Captur is available with a choice of petrol and diesel power-train options. The petrol variant gets a 1.5-litre H4K unit that produces 103 BHP of maximum power and 153 Nm of peak torque. The oil burner gets a 1.5-litre K9K diesel motor that is tuned to deliver 108 BHP of power and 240 Nm of peak torque. While the petrol model comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox, the diesel variant is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. Renault is yet to decide on introducing an automatic transmission on the Captur.