Renault, one of the fastest growing automobile brands in India unveiled the Captur- its globally successful premium SUV with crossover DNA, reports Abdulla Khan
Renault taking advantage of the festive season launched its latest SUV, the Captur in Goa on Friday at a popular star hotel in the south. The booking opened on the Captur App and Renault India website at an initial booking amount of Rs 25,000.
Speaking at the unveiling, Sumit Sawhney, country CEO and managing director, operations, said, “Renault has a strong base in India and with successive growth of Duster and KWID we are the youngest brand with three cars over the last five years. We have taken significant steps to grow our presence in India.” He further said that, Renault India brings out right product with right feature at right timing and values consumer by continuously evolving. “We are 7th player in the country and that’s the success of Renault,” Sawhney proudly claimed.
Speaking further, he said that, consumer trends are changing but we make sure to align our products to the consumer needs. “With lot of offering coming in segment of SUV there is drastic increase of 46 per cent in this segment. And now we are all set to bring Captur which will be a game changer product. It is a premium SUV with crossover DNA having potential to create its own base” Sawhney observed.
Strongly agile and expressive in looks the Captur is a marvel in design. Globally over one million units have been sold. Launching the elite variant is a significant step in Renault’s growth journey in India. The vehicle exemplifies Renault’s product strategy for India, which is to launch products that create a unique vehicle class, while ticking all the right boxes in terms of design, features, technology and value.
The latest launch has innovative lighting system and is the longest and widest in its segment with best ground clearance of 210. It is equipped with host of active and passive safety features in the starting variant which includes dual airbags, side airbags, ABS with electronic brake distribution and brake assist, electronic stability control, hill start assistance, power windows on all sides, etc.
The Captur comes in both petrol and diesel power trains. For the petrol option, it is powered by 16 valves 4 cylinder 1.5L H4K engine mated to a 5 speed manual gear box, producing 106 PS at 5,600 rpm and 142 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm.
The diesel version is powered by a 1.5L K9K diesel engine (common rail injection) mated to 6 speed manual gear box, delivering a maximum power of 110 PS at 4,000 rpm and peak torque of 240 Nm at 1,750 rpm.
Renault gives lot of opportunity to consumers to personalise the car as per their requirement.
Pan India, Renault has strong footprint with around 50 per cent outlets established only in the last two years. In Goa there are three outlets with sales and service facilities with the aim to reach to 320 dealerships by the end of 2017.