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Renault Captur Overview

The Renault Captur crossover has spawned off the Duster platform. The Captur is built on the BO platform and will be the first one to introduce Renault’s new design language in India. The five-seat premium crossover from Renault has been be positioned above the Duster SUV in India.Unlike the traditional square lines, the Renault Captur gets curvy-body lines and flared wheel arches. The rising hemline gives the roof a coupe-like effect, while the front gets a horizontally slotted smiley grille with Renault’s diamond logo at the centre. The top-spec version comes loaded with full LED headlamps, C-shaped DRLs and LED tail lamps along with 17-inch diamond cut alloys.

The Captur being a premium offering from Renault, gets unique white and gold interior while the AC vents will get chrome inlays. In terms of features the crossover gets a leather upholstery, electrically adjustable driver seat and a 7-inch touchscreen display in the centre-console with smartphone integration via Bluetooth, voice command and GPS navigation. Automatic climate control is standard along with electrically operated wing mirrors, cruise control and steering mounted audio controls. Check for Renault Captur price in Bangalore at Tryaldrive.

Under the hood, the Captur will be offered with the same engine options as the Duster. The 1.5-litre H4K petrol engine develops 108bhp of power and 142Nm of torque and comes mated to a five-speed gearbox. The 1.5-litre K9K diesel will be offered with a six-speed manual gearbox to transfer the 109bhp of power and 240Nm of torque to the front wheels. The petrol version will get an optional CVT transmission while the diesel is limited to manual transmission option. In terms of safety, the Renault Captur gets dual front airbags as standard along with ABS and EBD, brake assist, hill-start assist and electronic stability control. It also gets ISOFIX standard fitments for child seats along with rear parking sensors.

Renault Captur Design

The Captur is a bona fide result of the evolving crossover design trend in recent years. The segment has become increasingly competitive and accordingly, the Captur has been imbued with a quirky sense of style. It looks eccentric and very French, thanks to certain design elements like the gaping grille (with the large Renault logo) that meets the edges of the headlights, the C-shaped daytime running lights and the large front bumper. The all LED headlights are superbly intricate as are the 17-inch alloy wheels with their textured inlays.

These design highlights matched to a long and wide profile with a high stance ensure that the Captur looks modern and edgy enough to gain stares in a segment that’s becoming more stylish each time a new product is released. The Captur also scores well on the customisation bit as Renault is offering several styling add-ons in the form of roof graphics, external chrome trim, metal side steps and a rear bumper guard. All in all, the Captur builds on Renault’s recent global crossovers and appears quite stylish but is it better looking than the rough and ready Duster? We will let you be the judge. Foe more info on Renault Captur check Lanetalab

Renault Captur Cabin

When it comes to Renault Captur interiors, there is a lot to talk about. It is one of the most attractive and premium-looking car from inside as well. The dashboard layout and design is much better than what is found on the Duster. It looks fresh, decent yet dynamic with butterfly-shaped instrument cluster, large digital speedometer with tachometer and a fuel gauge. The cabin is lighted with ambient LED lights that look really cool and premium. The plastics used are of decent quality.

The top-end variant of Renault Captur features a 7-inch touch-screen infotainment system with Bluetooth, Aux-in and USB connectivity options. It also supports voice command, navigation and acts as a rear camera display, when needed. However, it misses Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. Other features on the inside include steering mounted controls, cruise control, electrically operated wing mirrors and automatic climate control, which is a standard feature acoss all variants.

2017 Renault Captur is quite a comfortable car. The two-tone white-and-black leatherette seats are very comfortable and they look good too. It offers good under-thigh support, knee room, back support and shoulder room, which makes Captur a perfect car for long journeys. Even three average adults on the rear won’t have any complaints regarding space and comfort. The rear gets its own set of AC vents too.

Renault Captur Performance

The Captur borrows the Duster’s 1.5-litre diesel motor. And, unlike the Duster diesel that gets a choice of two engine tunes – the Captur gets the higher 110PS/245Nm spec only. Fire the engine up, and you’re greeted by a typical diesel clatter that settles into a smooth idle. Get going, drive calmly and the insulation is enough to cut out most of the diesel engine’s sound. But, when you push it hard, expect to hear quite a lot of it.

Driving the Captur calmly inside the city is something you learn to do. The heavy clutch bites in quite late, and when it does – there’s not much progress from the engine. You will have to go heavy on the throttle, and get the engine ticking over 2000rpm if you want to get anywhere quickly. Below the 2k mark, the Captur feels a bit lacklustre. This means that a quick overtake inside the city, will most definitely require a downshift. When the turbo kicks in, it kicks in with all its might. So, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed trying to ‘control’ the surge. But, drive it around for a while and you’d learn to work around it, and time your overtakes to make use of this wave of torque. Roll on times are quite strong – the Captur does 30-80kmph (in third) in 7.77 seconds, and 40-100kmph (in fourth) takes 11.56 seconds. For reference, an all-out 0-100kmph sprint is dealt with in 13.24 seconds. It could be a lot faster, if the ESP wasn’t as obtrusive

Out on the highway, the Captur is at absolute ease. It’d make for a fantastic road-tripper. Getting to triple digit speeds is a fuss-free affair, and maintaining it easier still. Slot it into sixth, set the cruise control and let it take over. The open highways seem like the Captur’s natural home. It sips consciously here too – the big Renault returned a respectable 21.09kmpl, whereas the figure was a healthy 15.50kmpl inside the city.

Renault Captur Riding

On long, flowy corners – the Captur felt composed and confident. It masks its weight quite well as it goes from one corner to the other. The steering is quick to respond, and is precise as well. Flick it into a bend, and the nose tucks in quickly. You wouldn’t be correcting the steering input often either. But, push it a bit and you’re met with understeer. In interest of keeping you safe, there’s ESP that cuts the power off. And yes, if you’re cornering too hard, you’d get the kickback from the steering that the Duster was notorious for. Again, that’s something you learn to work around. So, yes – there’s some effort involved to hustle the Captur, and oddly, that’s what makes it involving.

When you’re done picking corners, and want a relaxed drive back home – the Captur delivers yet again. It has also imbibed the Duster’s stellar ride quality. It seems oblivious to the concept of speed breakers and broken roads. Even if you fly off a speed breaker, be rest assured you will land in a soft, controlled manner. But, over the smaller, sharper surfaces, rumble strips for example; the Captur feels a bit harsh. Thankfully, the cabin settles almost immediately.

Renault Captur Safety

The list of Renault Captur safety features include Front Disc Brakes, Drum on Rear, ABS with EBD, Rear Parking Sensors, Central Locking, Driver & Passenger Airbags, Crash Sensors, Rear Seat Belts, Seat Belt Warning, Power Door Lock, Child Safety Locks, Side & Front Impact Beams, Passenger Side Rear View Mirror, Rear Camera, Centrally Mounted Fuel Tank, Engine Immobilizer, Automatic Headlamps, Follow Me Home Headlamps and ISOFIX Child Seat.

Renault Captur Price in Bangalore

Renault Captur On Road Price is 12,03,552/- and Ex-showroom Price is 9,99,999/- in Bangalore. Renault Captur comes in 5 colours, namely Cayenne Orange,Moonlight Silver,Mahogany Brown,Planet Grey,Pearl White. Renault Captur comes with 2WD with 1498 CC Displacement and 4 Cylinders with Maximum Power 104 bhp@5600 rpm and Peak Torque 142 Nm@4000 rpm DRIVE TRAIN 2WD and reaches 100 KMPH at N/A . Renault Captur comes with Manual Transmission with 2WD .

Renault Captur Bottomline

Put simply, the Captur is an interesting car. At first, it looks like a generic crossover but as you get closer its European design elements stand out and you realise that there is nothing quite like it in this segment – both the Creta and the Compass carry traditional crossover design cues.

The real question here, though, is whether the Captur advances the crossover game forward for Renault. It’s certainly improved over the Duster in many key areas including engine refinement, gearshift quality, cabin ergonomics and ride quality. However, it trails behind its rivals when it comes to interior quality and drivetrain options. Renault, then, have got to play their pricing card right to regain some momentum in the crossover segment. We expect the top-spec Kaptur to come in at a premium of around Rs 1 lakh over the Duster 110PS RxZ.

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