|Fuel Type||Engine Capacity||Transmission Type||Power||Torque||Fuel Efficiency|
|diesel||1461cc||Manual||110PS @ 3750RPM||240NM @ 1750RPM||20kmpl|
|petrol||1498cc||Manual||106PS @ 5600RPM||142NM @ 4000RPM||14kmpl|
The Renault Captur is the second crossover SUV in the French carmaker's product range for India. Offers a stylish alternative to the Duster and other crossover SUVs in the segment.
Renault Captur was introduced in the Indian market to be a stylish, fashionable vehicle in the swarm of regular looking examples. The Captur looks European, chic and is available in colours which match its appeal. Along with the looks, it has the underpinnings of a proper SUV, what with its 210 mm of ground clearance and a properly sturdy build quality. The glam quotient is further amplified by a set of good looking 17-inch alloy wheels, OVRM integrated turn indicators and LED illumination on its top-spec variant. The Captur is also available with dual-tone colours now, which paint the roof in a contrasting shade of Black.
It's inside the cabin where the Renault Captur loses out to its better-equipped competition. The cabin gets dual-tone upholstery, although the quality of plastics and touch-n-feel of materials can definitely be better. The 2019 variant does come with Renault's Media Nav system though, which is CarPlay and Android Auto compliant. Cabin space isn't the best-in-class, although creature comforts like armrests and rear charging sockets do come as standard.
Other mentionable additions include a leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear knob, rear AC vents, cooled and illuminated glovebox, keyless entry, push-button start, an Arkamys-tuned 6-speaker sound system, steering mounted controls, ECO mode, cruise control and Fully-automatic air-conditioning with a pollen filter. At 392-litres, boot space is adequate and the cabin is comfortable for 4 adults or 5, for short to medium journeys. The height adjustable driver's seat feels too high even in the lowest position though. Some might like it, some might not.
The Renault Captur comes with dual front airbags, ABS with EBD and Brake Assist, rear parking sensors and driver seatbelt reminder as standard on all models. In addition to that, the top trim's feature list is a little more elaborate as it comes with rear parking camera, keyless entry, walk away lock, rain sensing wiper, and ISOFIX child seat anchorage among others. The top-end Platine variant also comes with side airbags.
The Renault Captur shares its power units with the Duster. As a result, petrol variants are powered by the 1.5-litre H4K petrol engine which is good for 106 PS at 5600 rpm and 142 Nm at 4000 rpm. On the other hand, the K9K 1.5-litre DCI diesel engine develops 110ps at 3750 rpm and 245 nm at 1750 rpm. Where the petrol motor is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox, the diesel motor gets an extra ratio. There is no choice of an automatic gearbox with either engine. In terms of efficiency, petrol variants of the Captur are rated for a company-claimed figure of 13.87 km/l, while the diesel is rated for 20.37 km/l.
The petrol engine is a natural choice if the car will be driven mostly within the city and usage won't be much. It also delivers adequate punch for the weekend drive out of town. The diesel engine feels at home under the Captur's bonnet and delivers ample punch to keep the driver happy over longer journeys.
Renault Captur price starts from INR 9.5 Lakh to INR 13 Lakh.
We were recently in Goa to drive the Renault Captur. Renault India has groomed one of its internationally popular offerings according to local taste, aiming to capture the imagination of an SUV hungry nation. They say it is the widest, longest, and if you ask us, definitely the best looking vehicle in its class. But behind all that style, does the Renault Captur have what it takes to back that appearance with substance? Let’s find out