Post the discontinuation of the Koleos from India last year, the Duster has been Renault’s flagship SUV in the country. Now, the French automaker has announced a new SUV/crossover, the Captur, which is a premium product compared to the Duster. Here’s what we know about the upcoming Renault Captur so far. The SUV/crossover made its world debut in Russia in April 2016. It is known as the ‘Kaptur’ with a ‘K’ there. It shares its design with the European Captur (Renault Clio-based) and is based on the Duster’s BO platform, and is meant for developing markets, including India. Perhaps since the Duster’s platform has already been heavily localised in said markets.After Russia, this Duster-based SUV was revealed for the South American market at the 2016 São Paulo Motor Show in Brazil. It went on sale there in February this year and is known as the ‘Captur’ with a ‘C.’ And now, finally, it is coming to India in a couple of months! The Euro Captur, which went on sale in 2013, received its facelift model at the 2017 Geneva Motor in March, with styling cues borrowed from the Kaptur/Captur. So it certainly previewed the aesthetic changes in the 2017 Euro-spec Captur almost a year before its debut.The highlight at the front is its big ‘C’-shaped daytime running LEDs. The tail lamps also feature ‘C’-shaped LED elements complementing the DRLs at the front. The prominent feature of the Captur is its dual-tone paint scheme, which will also be offered here, as indicated by the teaser picture released by Renault India. This also suggests that the India-spec Captur will have multiple dual-tone colour options like the Brazil- and Russia-spec model.The cabin is a straight lift from its European counterpart, and hence we are presented with the Captur’s digital+analog instrument cluster. You easily spot its cabin’s bits and pieces in the current Duster as well, such as the touchscreen unit and the auto climate control, among others. The seats are identical to the Euro-spec model, which appear to be more comfortable and plusher than the Duster’s.The 2017 Euro-spec Renault Captur facelift gets full-LED Renault Pure Vision lights (check out the images). The India-spec model will be equipped with the same as they are clearly visible in the teaser released by Renault. These lights are not available in the Brazil-spec model, but the Kaptur ‘Extreme’ in Russia offers them.
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