In my first glance, Renault Captur seems like not only an SUV but also something else I can’t describe. It has a genuine European crossover design and doesn’t get the strong and rugged look like other SUVs in the Indian auto market. And yet, its good capabilities are as great as Duster because they share the same platform. It has fashionable features like LED exterior and interior lighting and shares the same infotainment screen with Kwid as well. By the way, the Renault Captur’s sibling, Duster, is cheaper. So, as a mixture of Duster and Kwid, the Renault Captur would make us confused.
Engine and Transmission
Renault Captur officially provides a 1.5-litre H4K petrol engine with a 5-speed manual gearbox and a 1.5-litre K9K dCi diesel version with a 6-speed manual transmission. The petrol variant can produce 160ps @ 5600rpm and 142Nm @4000rpm while the diesel one is 110ps @3850 rpm and 240Nm @ 1750rpm.
Steering and Handling
The Renault Captur offers an impressive driving experience under all many road conditions. On highways, it can make you feel its power and is very flexible to handle at high speed. Also, it won’t let you down when you drive slowly on the road. And Captur handles the corners, twists and turns really well.
From Renault’s claim, the petrol engine has a fuel efficiency of 13.87 kmpl while the diesel version is 20.37 kmpl.
※Overall length (mm): 4329
※Overall width (mm): 1813
※Overall height (mm): 1626 (with roof rails)
※Wheelbase (mm): 2673
Unlike the traditional sturdy SUV design that many Indian people like, the Renault Captur has curvy lines and flared wheel arches. But such design doesn't make Captur lose the sense of ruggedness, also feels gentle. The concave-convex profile looks sporty and modern, while the front has a smiley grille with Renault’s diamond logo.
※215/65 R16 (RXE PETROL, RXE DIESEL)
※215/60 R17 (PLATINE PETROL DUAL TONE, PLATINE DIESEL DUAL TONE)
The 7-inch touchscreen display in the centre console has smartphone integration via Bluetooth, voice command and GPS navigation. What’s more, automatic climate control is standard along with electrically operated wing mirrors, cruise control and steering mounted audio controls.
The tow-tone seats of Renault Captur look good and feel very comfortable, they offer good leg and back support as well as ample legroom. Three people can easily sit at the rear and have enough room.
Specifications and Features (PLATINE DIESEL DUAL TONE)
※Sparkle Full LED headlamps, Sapphire LED Day Running Lamps, Floating indicators, Turn Indicators on outside rear view mirrors, Follow-me-home head lamps
※R17 Crystal Cut alloys
※Satin finish front & rear skid plates
※LED front fog lamps, Rear defogger
※Rear parking sensors, Rear parking camera with guidelines, Smart Access Card for keyless passive entry, Walk Away Lock, Immobilizer, Speed alert system
※ABS + EBD + BA (Brake Assist), Driver & passenger airbags, Side airbags, ISOFIX - Child seat anchor
※Leather wrapped steering wheel, Leather Gear Shift knob, Black Leatherette Seat Upholstery, Leatherette driver armrest
※Fully Automatic Temperature Control (FATC) with Pollen filter, Rear cooling vents
※17.64 cm Touch Screen MediaNAV Evolution - Capacitive touch - MP3/AM/FM support - USB & AUX-in - Bluetooth® for audio & telephone control - Apple Car Play - Android AutoTM - EcoGuide - Smartphone voice recognition (both Google & iOS) - AC Info display
Renault Captur definitely is a good and special SUV in the Indian car market. It has a special and mild appearance with a robust stance and the dimension of this car is practical for many people. You can enjoy a comfortable cabin and interiors with lots of functions. In addition, the feature list is bountiful and useful.