Renault Captur Mono launched in India to offer better affordability
Renault has launched the single toned variants of its flagship model Captur in India. Called the Renault Captur Mono, this new variant of the Captur SUV offers more affordability by giving a miss to the more visually appealing dual-tone paint finish, and comes with a regular single tone paint job. The single tone paint job of the Captur Mono has resulted in the price slash of Rs. 17,000. The Renault Captur Mono tone variant will be offered in both petrol and diesel options in the RXT and Platine variants.
The Renault Captur RXT Mono Petrol variant has been is tagged at Rs. 11.7 lakhs, while the RXT Mono Diesel variant has been priced at Rs. 13.1 lakhs and the Platine Mono has been tagged at Rs. 13.89 lakhs (ex-showroom, New Delhi).
The Renault Captur is a compact premium SUV that is the flagship offering from the house of the French car maker in India. The Captur is the newest offering in India from Renault and is positioned above the Renault Duster compact SUV and shares the platform and engine range with the Duster. In terms of price and positioning, the Renault Captur goes against the likes of the Hyundai Creta in the Indian car market.
The Captur premium compact SUV is based on the B0 platform which also underpins the popular Duster SUV, while both the siblings also share the same petrol and diesel engines as well as the manual transmission gearboxes.
The Renault Captur petrol version is powered by a 1.5 liter petrol mill that is capable of generating a peak power output of 104 Bhp along with a top torque of 142 Nm. The engine is mated with a 5 speed manual transmission gearbox as standard. On the other hand, the diesel avatar of the Captur gets packed with a K9K mill that is good to pump out a maximum power output of 108 Bhp and a peak torque of 240 Nm. The diesel mill is paired to a 6 speed manual transmission gearbox. Unlike the Duster SUV, the Captur does not get an all wheel drive option, and is currently offered for sale in India with only a front wheel drive system.
The Renault Capture was recently launched in India towards late 2017, but is yet to meet the expected sales rates of the company. Although a capable and stylish SUV, the Renault Captur has some drawbacks in terms of features and power packed performance. It lacks AWD system and also lacks automatic transmission options, which are major lacks in a premium SUV model. Renault India is expected to launch the CVT automatic variant of the petrol Captur towards the end of this year, which should draw more buyers towards it.
The Renault Captur’s major draw point is its aggressive and highly stylized exterior design. The Captur comes with great attractive visual appeal which is heightened by its dual tone paint. However, even in its new mono tone paint job, the Captur looks really appealing and is perfect for the style conscious modern SUV buyers of India.