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Renault Captur captures compact SUV lovers

News - Renault Captur captures compact SUV lovers

• Renault Captur launched in India at a starting price of Rs.9.99 lakh

• Company’s new flagship model is built on the MO platform as the Duster

• Has many new first in-segment premium features

After years of Duster’s storm, Renault has come up with a new compact SUV that is ready to capture Indian hearts in one go. Yes, we are talking about the newly launched Captur from the French Carmaker that was also the much awaited vehicle of 2017. Built on the same MO platform as Duster, it also shares similar features as the sibling. However, Renault Captur stands as the company’s new flagship model, just above the Duster in the company portfolio list with a captivating design, style and many more attractive features.

Captur is available in both Petrol and Diesel trims, across four variants ranging between Rs.9.99 lakh and Rs.13.88 lakh. This premium compact SUV from the French carmaker is set to compete against the likes of Hyundai Creta, Mahindra XUV 500 and Jeep Compass.

Captur displays an unconventional design throwing away the typical boxy looks of an SUV. Beginning from the grille to even the flowing lines throughout the vehicle, design excellence can be seen all over this urban crossover. LED headlamps with DRLs, dynamic turn indicators, keyless entry, 17-inch alloy wheels and many more features are provided. Interiors have more to speak in terms of upmarket features. Renault Captur gets a dual tone cabin, split instrument console with digital display, a large infotainment system mounted on the central console enhanced by gloss black inserts, connectivity with Bluetooth, Maps and Navigation, USB and so on. Quilted leatherette seats get black and white tone which also give plush feel and comfort while travelling.

Safety features include dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, Brake Assist while Renault also claims Captur to be certified for offset frontal and lateral crash. Renault Captur Diesel gets power from a 1.5L K9k diesel engine that makes 108bhp at 4000rpm and a peak torque of 240Nm at 1750rpm. Petrol variants get power from a 1.5L petrol engine that makes 104bhp at 5600rpm and 142Nm of peak torque at 4000rpm. Similar to the Duster, Petrol engines are coupled to 5-speed manual transmission unit while Diesel engines to 6-speed manual transmission.

Bookings for Renault Captur have begun while deliveries are expected to commence in a short while.

Volvo’s latest SUV, XC60 launched in India at Rs.55.90 lakh
Volvo’s latest SUV, XC60 launched in India at Rs.55.90 lakh

Volvo launched their premium SUV, XC60 in a new avatar at a price of Rs.55.90 lakh. The second generation model appears in only one variant named Inscription and is based on the company’s in-house developed SPA platform.


Range Rover Velar launched at Rs.78.83 lakh
Range Rover Velar launched at Rs.78.83 lakh

Jaguar Land Rover launched their much anticipated SUV offering, Range Rover Velar in India at a starting price of Rs.78.83 lakh. Bookings for this vehicle had already begun in the beginning of this month. The Tata Motors owned company has now officially revealed the prices of the different variants of this particular model that has its base variant priced at Rs.78.83 lakh and top end variant at Rs.1.37 crore.

 Maruti Suzuki Ignis all set to be launched next month
Maruti Suzuki Ignis all set to be launched next month

Maruti Suzuki Ignis to be launched on 13th January 2017

• Addressed as a premium urban crossover, Ignis comes with a lot of unique features for the Indian specific model

• Available in both Petrol and Diesel trims and expected to be priced around Rs.5-7 lakh approximately


Peugeot buys Ambassador Car brand from Hindustan Motors
Peugeot buys Ambassador Car brand from Hindustan Motors

Hindustan Motors has signed an agreement with Peugeot, selling Ambassador Brand and certain related rights at a sum of Rs.80 crore. It also said that the proceeds of the sale will be used to clear all pending dues of employees and lenders.


Maruti Suzuki Swift 2017- Old wine in a new bottle? Find out!
Maruti Suzuki Swift 2017- Old wine in a new bottle? Find out!

Maruti Suzuki has launched the New Swift 2017 in Japan and it is just months away to the Indian launch. It is expected to reach India in the second half of 2017 and there has been some real buzz about it for quite some time now.
The unique and most loved car since 2005 has chosen a new avatar for the 2017 launch and is being awaited by the enthusiasts all over.


Honda WR-V ready to hit Indian roads on March 16th, 2017
Honda WR-V ready to hit Indian roads on March 16th, 2017

Honda WR-V (Winsome Runabout Vehicle), the sub compact crossover was unveiled at the 2016 Sao Paulo Motor Show in Brazil. Now, Honda is about to launch the same here in the country on March 16th, 2017. As WR-V rolls here, India will earn the name for being the first country to produce and launch it in the world. Previously named as the Jazz Twist, this crossover is based on the company’s best seller Honda Jazz but is slightly longer and taller than the latter.


Mercedes Benz India announces plans to bring hybrid & electric car
Mercedes Benz India announces plans to bring hybrid & electric car

As the Indian Government has been taking quicker and necessary steps to curb the growing pollution in the country, the automobile market too seems to be rapidly making moves alongside. This year, Indian Government planned to skip the implementation of BS-V norms altogether and is about to leap from BS-IV to VI in next four years, i.e. stricter emission norms by 2020.


Jeep Compass expected to be priced around 25 lakh
Jeep Compass expected to be priced around 25 lakh

August 1st witnessed the launch of the iconic Jeep Grand Cherokee in India. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles which brought the brand to India as CBU (Completely Built Up) units with a heavy price tag had promised that they will soon launch a Made in India SUV at their new facility (JV with Tata) in Ranjangaon, Pune.


Isuzu MU-X launched in India at a starting price of Rs.23.99 lakh
Isuzu MU-X launched in India at a starting price of Rs.23.99 lakh

MU-X, A new SUV from Isuzu Motors India was launched in India on Thursday replacing the MU-7 from their Indian line-up. This robust utility vehicle comes in two variants- a 4x2 variant priced at Rs.23.99 lakh and 4x4 variant at Rs.25.99 lakh (Both Ex-showroom Delhi). The MU-X shares its platform with the new-generation D-Max and rivals against the likes of Toyota Fortuner and Ford Endeavour. The MU-X had conquered the global market until March 2017 after which a facelifted version of the same was launched there. The facelift MU-X will reach India in another year or so, depending on how good the Indian markets welcome this model here.


2017 Maruti Dzire- Bookings open at Rs.11,000 token amount
2017 Maruti Dzire- Bookings open at Rs.11,000 token amount

Maruti Suzuki has geared up for the launch of its most popular sub compact sedan, the 2017 Dzire in India on May 16th. The company dealerships have officially started to accept bookings for the same at a token amount of Rs.11,000. There is also an option for customers who have already booked the outgoing model to upgrade it to the third generation Dzire.


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Renault Kwid and Datsun Redi-GO recalled due to faulty fuel system
Renault Kwid and Datsun Redi-GO recalled due to faulty fuel system

Renault Kwid and Datsun Redi GO face recall over a faulty fuel hose.

• Around 50K units of Renault Kwid and 932 units of Redi GO affected.

• Both cars will get a free inspection of the fuel system and a new hose clip added to it.

Kwid manufactured between September 2015 and May 2016 and Redi GO manufactured until May 2016 will be inspected.

NuTonomy sends first driverless cars across the streets of Singapore
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