Exterior Design and Features of the
new Renault Captur
Renault Captur is being termed as India’s first premium SUV with crossover DNA.
The Renault Captur has been built on the globally successful B0 (B zero)
platform of Renault Nissan Alliance which is the stretched wheelbase platform
from which was derived the Dacia Duster.
vehicle is quite chic in its appearance, with a fashion-inspired dual tone body
colour. This vehicle is marginally wider and longer than Duster. In its segment
in the country, it is the widest and longest. The vehicle has a length of
4329mm, a width of 1813 mm and a height of 1619mm. The vehicle has a wheelbase
vehicle comes with a smart set of lamps both in front and rear. There is a
sparkle full LED headlamps with unique floating side indicators and C-shaped
Sapphire LED DRLs. At the rear are the Ripple Tail Lamps. The vehicle sits on
R17 Crystal Cut alloys wheels that accentuate the side profile of the vehicle.
closer look at the bonnet reveals that it is elegantly creased and along with
the front bumper and the Satin Finish Front & Rear Skid Plates and thick fenders,
the vehicle looks quite stylish. There is a dash of chrome on its front and
sides. The vehicle has a very good ground clearance of 210mm (unladen) which
meant our drive through some very bumpy tracks was complete without a hitch.
Interior Design and Features of the
new Renault Captur
you step inside the Captur, you are greeted with a very subtle and elegant
interior. However, the dash and the instrument cluster look more than familiar,
giving it a not so chic appearance. The vehicle has ErgoDesign leather seats
which offer immense comfort. These seats are 6-way adjustable and feature
enhanced lumbar support. There are no electronic adjustments here, and all you
get are manual adjustments for the seats. I found the driver seat perched a
little high, something that could be a problem for drivers who are around 6
arm rest between the driver and the co passenger is fixed and cannot be extended.
Nor does the arm rest open up to reveal a storage space. But since the A pillar
area has a lot of glass, the view from front is almost wraparound panoramic. At
night, one can also indulge in some mood lighting with LED ambient lighting.
The moment you open the door at night, a series of puddle lights illuminate the
area beneath the door sills.
space within the cabin of the Captur is just about okay with space for small
bottles on the door panels. The glove box too is quite deep for storing things.
The Captur Platine features ultra-premium white and gold interiors and takes
the feel of sophistication a notch higher with AC vents engulfed in chrome,
along with the stylish bezel with golden finish.
car has a user-friendly new generation Integrated Intelligent ULC 3.0
multimedia navigation system which comes with a seven-inch display featuring
radio and Bluetooth technology, voice recognition (for iOS), maps along with
temperature and time display. The Renault Captur is equipped with an automatic
AC with surround illumination and rear cooling vents. The steering wheel is
adjustable for rake but not for reach. The boot area has a capacity of 392 litres which can be increased
to 1352 Litres when you push down the rear seats.
Unfortunately, there is no 60:40 split for the rear seats.
Engine and Performance of the new
Renault Captur comes with both petrol and diesel powertrains, the ones
currently powering the Duster in India. For the petrol option, doing duty is a 16
valves 4 cylinder 1.5L H4K petrol engine mated to a 5 speed manual gear box,
producing 104.5 bhp at 5,600 rpm and 142 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. The diesel
version is powered by the 1.5L K9K diesel engine (common rail injection), mated
to 6 speed manual gear box, delivering a maximum power of 108.4 bhp at 4,000
rpm and peak torque of 240 Nm at 1,750 rpm. Unfortunately, Renault is not
offering an automatic transmission for the Captur.
drove the diesel powered variant. We felt that power delivery of this engine
should have been a bit more linear and maybe a little more power could have
done justice to this big vehicle.
We were pleased with the suspension of the vehicle which was not too
stiff or too soft. While it took the smooth roads with enough grace, on uneven
roads, it did toss us around a wee bit. But we were not complaining at all. In
front are Mac Pherson strut with Lower Transverse link and coil spring while at
the rear the vehicle has Rear Twist beam
suspension with coil spring Twin tube Telescopic shock absorber
for safety, the vehicle is built on a reinforced body and is equipped with a
host of active and passive safety features including dual airbags, side
airbags, Antilock-Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
& Brake Assist, Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Hill Start Assist. Features like Cruise Control, and a Speed
Limiter, which restricts speed within limits selected by the driver will be
useful to many a driver. The vehicle has 2 lateral ISOFIX fixtures with
top-tether in the rear seat for enhanced child safety.
who will be buying the Captur in India, will have the option of personalising
the vehicle in several ways. Renault is offering the option of further
enhancing both the car’s interior and exterior with 2 innovative themed
personalisation packs – Diamond Deck and Urban Connect. That means one can
spruce up the vehicles style quotient a lot more at the dealer end itself.
our understanding, the Renault Captur will be giving a strong competition to
its own Duster and the Hyundai Creta. The Renault Captur with its extremely
good looks and great practical capabilities will definitely appeal to a large
number of people who like sophistication and value for their buy.