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    The battle of the premium compact SUVs: Renault Captur Vs Hyundai Creta

    by Mahesh Yadav on Tuesday, Nov 14 2017

    Renault India has finally launched the highly anticipated Captur premium compact SUV. The newly launched Renault Captur already has a number of rivals in India like the Jeep Compass, Tata Hexa and the Mahindra XUV500, while its cousin the upcoming Nissan Kicks will also be its competitor. However, the Renault Captur’s primary rival in current Indian market is the Hyundai Creta.  

    Renault India has finally launched the highly anticipated Captur premium compact SUV. The newly launched Renault Captur already has a number of rivals in India like the Jeep Compass, Tata Hexa and the Mahindra XUV500, while its cousin the upcoming Nissan Kicks will also be its competitor. However, the Renault Captur’s primary rival in current Indian market is the Hyundai Creta.  

    Take a look at how the just launched Capture is braced up to fight against the highly established Creta in the Indian market, and which one is a worthier buy:

     

    Styling

    The Renault Captur flaunts an uber-cool, stunning design language. It has a highly aggressive facia boasting premium lighting system and floating style headlamps. It has stylish headlight clusters, a muscular bumper, C-shaped DRLs. It gets full LED lighting system to justify its premium status. It comes with a plethora of customization options and 7 pre-set dual tone body colour options.

    The Hyundai Creta has won over the Indian SUV buyers with its bold looks. It gets a new hexagonal grille with three slats and chrome finish, a sporty black spoiler, attractive wraparound headlights with projector lamps and LED DRLs. There are vertically placed new fog lamps, a bold shoulder line and 17 inch diamond cut alloy wheels. The Creta dual tone scheme offers a black roof.

     

    Features

    The Captur comes loaded with an array of premium features and over 40 standard features across all variants. Its long features list includes infinity instrument cluster, automatic climate control with surround lighting, R-link app compatibility, rain sensing wipers, automatic headlights, touchscreen infotainment system with navigation and Bluetooth. Safety features include up to 4 airbags, ABS with EBD, emergency brake assist, hill start assist, hill hold/descent control and traction control.

    The Creta offers an array of features as well, including Fully Automatic Temperature Control, follow me headlamps, leather wrapped steering wheel with mounted audio and Bluetooth controls, rear parking assist system. Safety measures include dual front airbags, front seat side-impact and side curtain airbags, seatbelts with pre-tensioners and more. However, in Creta most of the premium features are available only on the higher variants, which are sorely missed on the lower models.

     

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    Engine

    The Captur petrol version is equipped with a 1.5L H4K 4-cylinder petrol mill that generates 106 PS at 5,600 rpm and 142 Nm at 4,000 rpm and is paired to a 5 speed manual transmission. The diesel avatar packs in a 1.5L K9K diesel motor delivering 110 PS at 3,850 rpm and 240 Nm at 1,750 rpm, and coupled with a 6 speed manual transmission. The Captur is available in 3 variants in both petrol and diesel options, while the range topping exclusive Platine trim is available in only diesel version.

    The Hyundai Creta has a range of 3 engine options – a 1.4L CRDi diesel offering 89 bhp at 4,000 rpm and 219 Nm, a 1.6L CRDi VGT diesel motor delivering 128 bhp at 4,000 rpm and 260 Nm, and a 1.6L Dual VTVT petrol mill generating 121 bhp and 155 Nm. The 1.4L diesel comes mated to a 6 speed manual transmission, while the 1.6L diesel and petrol mills get 6 speed manual and automatic transmission options.

    Price

    The Renault Captur has a price range of Rs. 9.9 to 13.88 lakhs, while the Hyundai Creta has a price range of Rs. 9.29 to 14.55 lakhs (prices, ex-showroom).

    Conclusion

    While the Renault Captur is high on features, style and trendy personalization options, the Hyundai Creta offer a bold proper SUV stance and more power. Given a lower price range and superb list of features, the Captur certainly seems to be a more attractive buy.

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    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Mahesh is a fan of compact, quirky and underrated vehicles that punch above their weight. Multix, Nano, Strom R3 and Navi are his favorites.

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