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Dual front airbags, ABS with EBD and BA will be offered

Safety and After Sales Service – The Renault Captur will get dual front airbags along with ABS and EBD. The SUV also gets Brake Assist. Renault’s sales and service network in India is limited in reach and the company still has a long way to go when compared to some of its immediate rivals. However, the French automaker is progressively increasing its dealership reach in the country.

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Want a more upmarket version of the Duster? The Captur is perfect for you

Verdict – With the Duster having had a very successful start to Renault’s campaign in India, it was about time that the French manufacturer brought a more upmarket SUV. The Captur strikes the right cords with some sporty styling and a good number of features while delivering on the performance and dynamics front. It does have some dark bits like reduced cabin space (compared to Duster) and average plastic quality which could have been better since Renault is marketing the Captur as a premium SUV. We reckon that it will boil down to pricing and if Renault can get the price spot on, the Captur is set to be another success story.

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The Captur competes in a very tough segment

What’s Cool

* Balanced driving dynamics
* Powerful diesel engine
* Styling
* Lots of features

What’s Not So Cool

* No option of automatic transmission
* Cabin space
* No Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
* Average plastic quality

Alternatives: Hyundai Creta, Jeep Compass, Nissan Terrano

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The introduction of an AT later will boost sales

2017 Renault Captur Specifications

* Engine: 1461cc, DOHC, 4-cylinders | 1498cc, DOHC, 4-cylinders
* Power: 105 HP @ 5600 RPM | 108 HP @ 4000 RPM
* Torque: 142 Nm @ 4000 RPM | 240 Nm @ 1750 RPM
* Transmission: 5-Speed MT | 6-Speed MT
* Fuel Consumption: 9-11 km/l | 13-16 km/l
* Fuel Type: Petrol | Diesel
* Suspension: McPherson Strut with Lower Transverse Link (Front), Twist Beam (Rear)
* Tyres: 215/60/17
* Brakes: Discs (Front), Drums (Rear), ABS
* Safety: 2 Airbags, ABS, EBD, BA

2017 Renault Captur Dimensions

* Overall length x width x height: 4333 mm X 1813 mm X 1613 mm
* Boot Space: 398-1352-litres
* Wheelbase: 2673 mm
* Ground Clearance: 210 mm
* Fuel Tank Capacity: 50-litres

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Will you pick the Captur over the Creta or Compass?

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Further Reading

Renault Captur Video Review