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    Renault Captur AMT version won’t come to the Indian market

    by V3Cars Team on Monday, Oct 16 2017

    French automaker Renault has big plans for the Indian car market, as the company does not want to lose out on this highly potential vast car market and wishes to gain sustainable market shares. Renault has recently unveiled the Capture SUV in India and is going to launch it very soon. The Renault Capture is a more premium model than the popular Duster and will be placed above it. There has been curiosity regarding the possibility of Renault bringing in the Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) version of the Captur in India. However, there are actually very thin chances of Renault considering the AMT avatar of the Captur, at least the recent reports are saying so.

    French automaker Renault has big plans for the Indian car market, as the company does not want to lose out on this highly potential vast car market and wishes to gain sustainable market shares. Renault has recently unveiled the Capture SUV in India and is going to launch it very soon. The Renault Capture is a more premium model than the popular Duster and will be placed above it. There has been curiosity regarding the possibility of Renault bringing in the Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) version of the Captur in India. However, there are actually very thin chances of Renault considering the AMT avatar of the Captur, at least the recent reports are saying so.

    The reason behind this is that the soon to be launched Renault Captur is going to be positioned as a premium offering in this country. As AMT is the cheaper version of the conventional automatic transmission gearbox, the Captur won’t be getting the AMT gearbox, according to the reports. If at all Renault plans to launch the automatic version of the Captur SUV, which is supposed to happen at a later date, it is thought that the CVT gearbox will be offered instead of an AMT unit.

     

    The Renault Captur is a compact SUV which has been a global success and is available in morethan 75 countries. Renault India is expected to officially launch the Captur in the Indian car market within this month (October, 2017). The India-spec Captur is essentially the Kaptur SUV that sells in Russia and Brazil, but in India the SUV will get the European model’s name (spelling), which is based on the premium Clio’s platform. The India-spec Captur is based on the Duster’s platform and will share a lot with it, despite being much more premium.

     

    The Renault Captur measures 4,329 mm long, 1,813 mm wide, 1,619 mm tall and rides on a wheelbase measuring 2,673 mm. The premium compact SUV will offer a ground clearance of 210 mm. It will offer a good cargo area of 392 litres that can be be expanded to up to a huge 1,352 litres with its rear seats folded. The SUV will flaunt LED headlights along with C-shaped LED Daytime Running Lights, floating side blinkers and contrasting roof among other features. In India, the Captur will not be available in a base model, and is expected to have a price range of Rs. 12 - 16 lakhs.

     

    The Ranult Captur will get equipped with the 1.5 litre diesel and 1.5 litre petrol engines that also do the duty under the hood of the Duster. The petrol engine generates 104 bhp of power along with 142 Nm of peak torque, while the diesel motor can deliver 108 bhp and 240 Nm. Both the engines will be getting paired to a 6 speed manual transmission, while the automatic option is a big question as of now.

    Renault India has opened bookings for the Captur in India. Post its Indian launch, the Capture will fight it out with the likes of Hyundai Creta and Jeep Compass.


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