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2020 Renault Captur Unveiled! Might Not Come To India


The 2020 Captur looks more premium, gets plug-in hybrid tech and autonomous driving capability

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  • While the basic silhouette remains the same, the Captur gets new styling elements to jazz things up.
  • It gets a brand new interior and now comes with connected-car tech.
  • The Captur is the first model from the company to get a plug-in hybrid drivetrain.
  • India launch is highly unlikely.

French carmaker Renault has taken the wraps off the latest iteration of its compact crossover, the Captur. The next-gen Captur brings plenty of changes to the table including revamped styling, brand new interiors, connected car-tech and, most importantly, also debuts the first plug-in hybrid powertrain in any Renault vehicle. It is also bigger than before - but is still smaller than its namesake in India.

 

Renault Captur (International-spec)

Renault Captur (India-spec)

Length (mm)

4228 (+110mm)

4329

Width (mm)

1797

1813

Height (mm)

1566

1626

Wheelbase (mm)

2639 (+20mm)

2673

The 2020 Renault Captur may look familiar at first glance but there are a lot of new elements all around. The front grille is almost the same as the Indian-spec Captur and is flanked by stylish all-LED headlamps. The C-shaped DRLs are integrated with the headlamps, the combined setup lending the Captur better presence. Black cladding and clean lines dominate the side profile of the crossover and Renault offers wheel sizes from 16 to 18 inches depending on the variant. The rear features major changes including a new set of sleek ‘C’-shaped LED tail lamps and more pronounced styling on the bumper. Like the Captur sold in India, the new Captur also has multiple exterior customisation options - as much as 90, says the company!

The 2020 Captur features a heavily redesigned interior. New inserts on the dashboard, doorpads and lower centre console can be customised with four colour choices: Blue, Saffron Orange, Chilli Red and Ocean Blue. Hop on to the driver’s seat and a chunky new steering wheel and an all-digital 10.2-inch instrument console greets you. The central console is dominated by a large vertical infotainment screen, ranging from 7-inch to 9.3-inch depending on the variant, and below it are aircraft style toggle switches for various controls. Further down, you get chunky aircon controls and a funky ‘floating’ gear lever. In total, the new Captur has no less than 18 colour combinations and 8 ambient lighting options.

The Captur debuts Renault’s ‘Easy Link’ connected-car tech. Like the Hyundai Venue and the MG Hector, this system features an embedded 4G SIM which allows for OTA updates and real-time navigation. Other features in the Captur include climate control, 9-speaker Bose sound system, park assist, paddle shifters, cruise control, ambient lighting and more. The surround sound system on the new Captur features a special ‘Fresh Air Speaker’ subwoofer - this uses special ducts in the cabin to create a subwoofer effect, negating the need for a space-consuming subwoofer.

The new Captur also pioneers the use of driving aids in Renault’s modern range of cars, along with the Clio hatchback. This includes adaptive cruise control which works from 0kmph to 170kmph, traffic jam companion up to speeds of 160kmph, active emergency braking, blind spot warning and lane keeping assist - a preview of the company’s push to make their cars fully autonomous in the future.

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The 2020 Captur has a wider range of diesel and petrol engines than before. Most importantly, it debuts the company’s first ever plug-in hybrid powertrain. It uses a 1.6-litre petrol motor and two electric motors drawing power from a 9.8kWh battery. The Captur E-Tech plug-in hybrid always starts in all-electric mode and can continue to be so for 45km to 65km depending on how it is driven.

The 2020 Renault Captur is now bigger, more stylish, safer and greener than before - but it is unlikely to be launched in India. The Renault Captur in India rivals the Nissan Kicks, Hyundai Creta and the upcoming Honda HR-V.

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