Renault has updated the Captur with new safety features. The company has also discontinued two variants of the compact SUV.
Renault India has updated the Captur with more safety features. The Captur now meets the upcoming safety regulations which includes various active and passive tech on board as standard. Moreover, Renault has now discontinued the RXL and the RXT variants as part of the update. The 2019 Renault Captur is now available in only two variants, RXE and the top-spec Platine. Both variants get the option of a petrol and diesel engine option.
Standard safety features on offer now include rear parking sensors, driver and passenger seatbelt reminder and a speed alert system. The company also stated that the Captur is now certified to exceed frontal, lateral and pedestrian safety and is compliant with safety features stipulated by the Indian authorities. The new safety norms will be implemented across all vehicles from October 2019. The Renault Captur uses a reinforced body shell that increases torsional rigidity to ensure occupant safety. The company also offers ABS with EBD, brake assist, height adjustable seatbelts and ISOFIX child seat mounts amongst others.
The Renault Captur comes with features such as diamond-cut alloy wheels, LED headlamps, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and voice recognition, cruise control, automatic climate control and a multi-function steering wheel. The 2019 Renault Captur also gets new upholstery on the inside.
The Capture is available with both petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol powered Captur derives power from a 1.5-litre, 16-valve, 4-cylinder H4K petrol engine mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. This setup produces 106 PS of peak power and 142 Nm of peak torque. Furthermore, the diesel powered Captur derives power from a 1.5-litre K9K diesel engine mated to 6-speed manual gearbox. This engine is good for 110 PS of peak power and a peak torque of 240 Nm. The Renault Captur rivals the likes of the Nissan Kicks, Tata Harrier and the Hyundai Creta. Prices for the 2019 Renault Captur start at Rs. 9.5 lakhs (ex-showroom, India).
2019 Renualt Captur
– Rear parking sensors, driver and passenger seatbelt reminder and a speed alert system now standard
– Only available in two variants now, RXE and Platine
– Now costs Rs. 50,000/- lesser for the base RXE petrol