The Renault Captur has been spotted testing in India for the first time.

Renault Captur India Spyshot Front
The India-bound Captur was recently displayed at the Sau Paulo Auto Show

The Renault Captur (badged ‘Kaptur’ in Russia) has been spotted testing in India for the first time. The car is expected to be launched in the second half of 2017 and will be produced at the Renault-Nissan Alliance plant in Oragadam, near Chennai.

The European-spec Captur is based on the Clio hatchback, but for emerging markets like India, Brazil and Russia, Renault has underpinned the car with Duster’s BO platform. This means that the Captur we get will have larger dimensions, better ground clearance (a boon for our pathetic roads) and feasibility for AWD and seven-seat variants. Being said, the interior and exterior body design will remain similar to the European Captur.

Under the hood, the Captur will apparently lift Duster’s 1.6-litre petrol mill and 1.5-litre diesel engine and get both automatic and manual gearboxes. Since it’s going to be retailed as a more premium crossover, the engines could be tuned for more power. The pricing is not known right now but reports suggest that Renault could target the territory of the Hyundai Creta with the Captur.

Renault Captur Spotted

– Car scheduled to launch in H2 2017
– Captur is based on same platform as the Duster
– Pricing and other specifications for India not known right now

Renault Captur India Spyshot Rear
The Captur has already been launched in Brazil and Russia

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