As per the reports obtained, Renault India is now planning to launch the Captur compact SUV in the Indian market in 2016 which was first showcased at the Geneva Motor Show in 2011 as a concept model competing the likes of Ford EcoSport, Fiat Avventura and other upcoming SUVs from other manufacturer giants. It will share its platform and will be positioned below Renault’s best selling compact SUV Duster.
Renault Captur is currently on sale in France since 2013 which is highly stylish and has been successful model for the French automaker. In India, Renault plans to develop the Captur compact SUV from the scratch as a new model. In France, the Captur compact SUV is equipped with several advanced features making it a premium compact SUV which perhaps the Indian model would miss out in order to aggressively price when compared to its other competitors in the Indian market.
The upcoming Captur compact SUV is being developed from Renault India’s R&D centre and would have been more India centric competing in the same sub 4-metre space making it possible for Renault to get the heavily localized Captur to the Indian market.
The compact crossover Captur is expected to be offered in both petrol and diesel fuel options. In terms of powertrain, the 1.2-litre petrol and the 1.5-litre diesel engine are more likely to be offered.
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Source – Auto Column