Renault Kaptur Vs Renault Captur- What’s Different?

  • Sep 1, 2017
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It’s more than just the name

Kaptur VsCaptur

After a successful stint in India with the Duster and Kwid, Renault is looking to introduce a stylish new SUV, the Kaptur.  There is much that makes this new SUV very desirable, from its stylish clothes to what it could be packing underneath as it makes it to Indian roads. The Captur -- get ready for a bit of head scratching -- is based on the Kaptur that Renault sells in Russia, and not the Euro-spec Captur. See, we told you! Either ways, we’ll tell you what sets the two apart and why the India-spec Captur makes a lot of sense. Let’s dig in!

Kaptur Vs Captur

What’s in a name?

The difference between the two C/Kapturs is not limited to just their names. The Kaptur offered in the Russian market is based on the B0 platform, same as that of the Renault Duster. On the other hand, the Captur available in the European market is based on the smaller B platform that underpins the Renault Clio, Renault Symbol and Renault Twingo. Use of two different platforms means different dimensions for both the cars.

Kaptur Vs Captur

Different markets, different sizes

Model Renault Kaptur
Renault Captur
Renault Duster
Length(mm) 4333 4122 4315
Width(mm) 1813 1778 1822
Height(mm) 1613 1566 1695
Wheelbase(mm) 2673 2606 2673
Ground Clearance(mm) 205 170 205/210 (4WD)

The Kaptur is longer and wider than its European sibling. At 4333mm long, it is 211mm longer than the European car, and around 20mm longer than the Duster!

At 1813mm, the India-bound Captur will be 35mm wider than the Clio-based machine. But it is a touch narrower than the Duster. The sleek new SUV will be taller than the European sibling. However, with an expected 205mm of ground clearance the India-bound Captur will be well prepared for Indian roads. For the record, the Euro-spec machine has 170mm of clearance. When it comes to wheelbase the India-bound Captur and Duster are identical at 2673mm, whereas the Euro Captur is much smaller at 2606mm.

Kaptur Vs Captur- Interior
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They look the same, no?

On the face of it, you could say that. Those deep-set grilles with the Renault logo in the center are identical, and so are other elements such as the boot and the tail lamps. Two key differences stand out though - the bumpers and the rear quarter glass. Where the Euro-spec model has small quarter glass, the Russian-spec gets larger quarter glass covering up the extra length of the car.

Both the cars come with features such as ABS with EBD, ESP, Hill Start Assist System, Emergency Assistance Braking System, Automatic Climate Control and Cruise Control. The features that differ are the airbags, as the Kaptur get dual airbags as standard compared to 4 airbags offered in the Captur. The other features like Starting Assistance System and 4-wheel drive option makes their way to the Russia-spec Kaptur but are unavailable in the Captur.

The interiors are almost identical, save for the fact that the Captur gets body-coloured inserts around the cabin. A 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system is placed in the centre with an automatic climate control unit below it. The infotainment unit in the Captur comes with Android Auto, which is absent in the Kaptur.

Kaptur Vs Captur-Engine

Let’s talk engines
Now, coming to the powerhouse of the cars, the Captur is offered with both petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol version is available with two different engine options: 0.9-litre and 1.2-litre mills producing 90PS/140Nm and 120PS/205Nm respectively. The diesel version is available with the 1.5-litre engine in two specs, developing 90PS/220Nm and 110PS/260Nm. The Captur, depending on the variant, is offered with 3 different gearbox options: 5-speed manual, 6-speed manual and the 6-speed double-clutch automatic. On the other hand, the Kaptur is offered with both 2-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive options and comes with petrol engines of 1.6-litre and 2.0-litre producing 114PS/156Nm and 143PS/195Nm. The Kaptur is offered with 4 different gearbox options: 5-speed manual, 6-speed manual, 4-speed automatic and a CVT gearbox.
All things said, the Renault Captur is finally coming in India. It is expected to share its drivetrain with the Renault Duster. The Captur is expected to be priced between Rs 9-14 lakh and will be taking on the likes of the Hyundai Creta and Honda BR-V.

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