The France car maker, Renault has launched its awaited SUV model, Renault Captur in India automobile industry. The car created a lot of buzz in the market before launching. The model is made up on the popular SUV Duster and MPV Lodgy’s platform. Renault Captur, who is selling in the European market, is quite big in size and the SUV that has been launched in India is the same as a sold-out soldier in Brazil and Russia. In this case, the company has kept the car’s price slightly higher in India. Sources say that keeping in mind the customers of the country; the company has made this car quite different from the duster.
The Renault Captor is available in 1.5-liter diesel and petrol engines. Along with this, the company has installed 6-speed manual transmission in this SUV’s diesel engine, while the 5-speed manual gearbox has been provided with the petrol variant. Even after having a premium category SUV, the company has not launched an automated version of this car which is disappointing.
The Captur will give a tough competition to the other cars of SUV segment such as Jeep Compass, Hyundai Creta, Mahindra XUV 500. Nowadays, the Indian buyers most like the SUVs body style cars. So the firm hope, the Captur will give a huge response. If you are planning to buy this car then you need to know all about the car before purchase it. Here we have come up with a compete 2018 Renault Captur Review in India that is given by experts. You can also give your suggestion about this car in comment section to the Indian enthusiasts.
Renault Captur Price in India
Talking about the price of Captur, the company has kept the initial price of this spectacular SUV at Rs 9.99 lakh. The price of the car’s top variant will be 13.88 lakh rupees. You can book the car at a booking price of Rs. 25000.
• Petrol engine: Rs 9.99 lakh – Rs 11.69 lakh
• Diesel engine: Rs 11.39 lakh to Rs 13.09 lakh
• Platine (diesel l): 13.88 lacs
Renault Captur Interior Design
Renault Captur Platin has specially designed leather seats that bring it into the premium SUV category. The car’s cabin is featured with a very attractive an aggressive driver seat which is quite high and in this case, it feels a little strange while driving. Golden and white finish has been given on the car’s central console and AC vents. The car has a touchscreen infotainment system that comes with audio and navigation. The company has not given features like Apple Car Play and Android Auto in this SUV which is quite disappointing, although Renault India says that cars will be equipped with these features soon. You have to use Bluetooth to connect the phone. The company has also provided a multi-functional steering wheel in this car.
Talking about the back seat of the car, the company has not given much space to it, but sitting in the car will not regret. The company has also given rear AC vents in this car and has given comfortable and more secure seat. Renault has also given the charging point on the left side of the car with a 392-liter boot space in the caps. Making this car a PERFECT SUV, the company has given 210 mm ground clearance in the car so that this car can be easily run on any road.
Renault Captur Exterior Design
Unlike the traditional SUVs, the Renault Captur gets dynamic design. Wrap-around headlights lead to a rising shoulder line that culminates way up top in a roof-mounted spoiler. Its all-round body cladding, massive, flared wheel arches, muscular bumpers and high ground clearance make it a superb SUV and stand out it from the crowd. The car features with 16 or 17 inch wheels
When you look the car from outside, it seems that is body design also inspired from the Renault Duster. The Captur offers aggressive look as it is featured with LED headlight, wide and squatter stance. Its swooping lines, curves and minimum angles make it a perfect SUV. Its roof is a contrast two-tone finish.
The car is equipped with two LED headlamps and a dual tone color roof. Other noteworthy features are LED dataim running lights, floating front indicators, black cladding, 17-inch alloy wheels and ripple effect taillights.
Renault Captur Dimension
Renault Captur Dimension
The Captur has a wheelbase of 2606 mm, front overhang 866 mm, rear overhang 650 mm, front track 1,531 mm, overall width without wing mirrors 1,778 mm, unladen height 1,566 mm, height with tailgate open (unladen) 2,031 mm, boot sill height (unladen) 732mm, ground clearance (laden) 170 mm and Overall length 4,122 mm.
Renault Captur Engine and Power
Now come to mechanically, Renault Captur is powered by a 1461 cc diesel engine which generates 260 nm torque with 107.8 bhp power. It is the 9th series of engines. The power house is connected to the 6-speed manual transition. Let’s come to petrol variants; the car gets also a 1.5-liter H4 KL engine which is 1498 cc. This mill churns out103.8 bhp power and 142 nm torque. Petrol engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission.
Renault Captur Driving and Performance
Talking about the driving and performance, the Renault Captur doesn’t offer classic driving experience in its class, but it is a good option for town and on long drives. The car doesn’t offer a power performance, despite having an all-turbocharged engine range. The entry level 0.9-liter three-cylinder gasoline comes with five-speed manual gearbox that is suitable for nearby town, while the 1.2-liter four-cylinder gasoline is featured with two options six-speed manual or six-speed automatic box. The six speed automatic gearbox does not deliver an expected performance, while manual gearbox offers smooth performance. There are two 1.5 liter diesels in either 89 bhp or 108 bhp; these are only manuals. The 1.5 diesel engine is ideal for around town.
Renault Captur Handling
The handling power is inspired from the Renault Calio. The Captur looks like a baby SUV as it is blessed with raised ride height. The steering can feel you uncomfortable but it also enough for offering you sufficient confidence. The car feels you confident on the brisk cornering.
Renault Captur Ride Comfort
The Captur offers a comfortable riding as its soft suspension is good for bigger bumps and potholes. Even on the dodgy Indian roads, the car is excellent while we talk about the comfortablity. It’s less ideal at higher speeds, when undulating surfaces or eroded asphalt can make it feel unsettled. The car makes you comfortable on a mix of tight and narrow country roads, spurts of thick traffic, winding hilly bits and yes, rough broken roads too.
Renualt Captur Braking and Safety Features
Now come to a major point of the car that is safety. From a lot of years, the cars makers are discovering new safety features. There was a time when mostly people only knew a single safety feature that is airbags. But today, the new cars are loaded with new safety features such as Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist.
The Renault Captur is featured with Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist and dual airbags standard in all the variants. The top-of-the-line Platine variant gets additional side airbags as well.
Other safety feature is ESC (Electronic Stability Control) that helps driver retain control upon sudden maneuvers.
The Captur is incorporated with ISOFIX child seats. ISOFIX is an international standard for attachment points for child safety seats in cars. Other noteworthy safery features including Hill Start Assist, Cruise Control, Speed Limiter, Rear Parking Camera & Reverse Parking Sensors, Rain Sensing Wipers, and Standard Rear Defogger & Wiper.
Braking duties are managed by the disc brake at front side and drum brake at rear end. The car has also ABS system.
Renault Capture Mileage, Variants and Colors
The Renault Captur offers a decent mileage of up to 20.37kmpl for the diesel variants and 13.87kmpl for the petrol model.
Renault Captur Petrol Models:
- Renault Captur 1.5 Petrol RXT Mono
- Renault Captur 1.5 Petrol RXE
- Renault Captur 1.5 Petrol RXL
- Renault Captur 1.5 Petrol RXT
Renault Captur Diesel Models:
- Renault Captur 1.5 Diesel RXE
- Renault Captur 1.5 Diesel RXL
- Renault Captur 1.5 Diesel RXT Mono
- Renault Captur 1.5 Diesel Platine Mono
- Renault Captur 1.5 Diesel Platine
The Captur has five color option including Cayenne Orange, Mahogany Brown, Moonlight Silver, Pearl White, Planet Grey. Renault Captur also comes with different roof colors includes Cayenne Orange Body with Marble Ivory Roof, Cayenne Orange Body with Mystery Black Roof, Mahogany Brown Body with Marble Ivory Roof, Mahogany Brown Body with Mystery Black Roof, Mahogany Brown Body with Planet Grey Roof, Pearl White with Mystery Black Roof, Pearl White Body with Planet Grey Roof.
Verdict: Choose or Not?
Overall, if some flaws are removed from the car, then it is a great SUV. With a great look, the Captur is loaded with the powerful engine with the finest cabin.
Why you should choose it?
If you are looking for a combo pack of modern looks and dynamic features then this car meets your all requirements. The car gives an unbeatable riding experience over worst of our roads and the diesel engine packs a punch too.
Why you should rethink when you buy?
Renault Duster is first SUV model from the firm. If you don’t like the Duster then we think that you will be also dislike the Renault Captur as it is built on the platform of the Duster. With though competition, Renault should have worked harder to get more interior fit, finish and attention to detail.