Renault launched its second compact SUV in India in November, 2017 and the company is looking to establish itself as a big player in the SUV segment. The Captur caters to a more premium audience and Renault has gone all out to make it look premium and it seems to have worked. The Captur won the Viewer's Choice Award beating the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Dzire, which was placed second and also the Jeep Compass, which was placed third and even the Hyundai Verna (placed fourth).
The Renault Captur's price in India starts at ₹ 9.99 lakh, going up to ₹ 13.88 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), for the range-topping Platine diesel variant, which is exclusive to the Indian market. The Renault Captur is designed as a crossover using the French car maker's global design language and has been positioned as a premium offering.
India gets the Captur (with a C) moniker, same as the European version, unlike the Russian version that uses 'K' in its name. The design is quirky on the compact SUV with the bold grille and diamond logo up front, but looks smart and likeable, and very urban too. While the standard name is Captur, Renault India has added the 'Platine' suffix to the top-end variants to differentiate more effectively.
The ground clearance though is an impressive 210 mm, much better than the competition. There are other very likeable bits too like the full LED headlamps with the dynamic LED turn indicators. You also get massive C-shaped LED DRLs integrated into the bumper, while the all-LED wraparound taillights get some neat detailing. The SUV rides on 17-inch diamond cut alloy wheels on the top trims.
Inside, the Renault Captur looks premium and the materials feel upmarket as well, when compared to the Duster. The cabin is finished in a dual-tone black and white shade with the centre console hosting a large touchscreen infotainment system surrounded by gloss black inserts. The twin-pod instrument console includes a digital display that looks very sharp and futuristic.
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