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Old 13th July 2015, 07:23   #31
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I agree that manufacturers need to view that small developed market segment within India which craves better engineered and engined products with max safety features etc.
This "Made for India" thought process won't go away - at least for the next 5 years because the speed at which the market is developing in the "mass" segment along with the new crop of buyers coming in, will still be focussed on "VFM" to the exclusion of all else.
Saying that the relative speed at which the "developed/ discerning" market segment is growing, cannot be ignored and this is why, for the early adopters, there are manufacturers like VAG and others, who are trying to serve. These, currently will not be volume builders but as time goes by, the first movers in these segments will see their vision pay off!

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Should do well is one thing, but for that they need to come out of the made-for-India thought process. At this point most of their standard products (Renault Captur, Nissan Juke, Qashqai etc.) are deemed as not viable for India, and hence we the likes of Duster and Terrano sitting in that price point. Hopefully the arrival of cross-overs like S-Cross and Creta can bring a change in that thought-process.

In that aspect, I can see that VAG is bringing in some kind of positive change to our market. They now have the powerful versions of the Polo, and the Tiguan is expected to arrive in next year.
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Renault to unveil utility vehicles for India.

Renault has now plans to launch a new SUV, codenamed HHA, likely in October 2017 .

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The vehicle, based on the globally successful Captur design, will be introduced before two compact vehicles - an SUV and an MPV - take shape on the Common Module Family-A (CMF-A) platform. In between, an all-new Duster is scheduled to hit the market in 2018.

The two vehicles on the CMF-A platform are likely to be priced between Rs 5 lakh and Rs 10 lakh, filling the gap between the entry-level Kwid and the new Duster and HHA.The new premium SUV (HHA) is an emerging market derivative of the Captur.

It is based on the Logan M0-B platform, with a highly successful European styling and it will have an all-new longer body for markets like India, Russia and Brazil, and meet the practicality of seven seatsSince the model is based on the M0-Logan platform, it will share a lot of parts with the Duster and the Lodgy multi-purpose vehicle, helping the company enjoy from economies of scale and develop the vehicle quickly and at a lower cost

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/...w/49344834.cms

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Based on Duster the "modified Captur' will target emerging markets!


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Renault India try to aim this segment by preparing the new Renault Grand Captur (temporary name), as it is a 7-seater SUV with a design similar as Captur and based from Renault Duster.
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As seen from the render displayed by Auto Esporte, probably this is what we could see from the Renault Grand Captur. The main difference is the longer body, although it based from Renault Duster, it also believe that the design will took reference from the Unique Renault Captur
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http://autonetmagz.net/red-alert-for...ter-suv/20587/
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The 'Grand Captur' is to be launched in Brazil - mid 2016.

Based on the Duster platform this SUV it is likely that Renault-Nissan could bring this to India in 2017.

Should Renault launch the Captur (compact SUV) in India?-projecao_grand_captur_nacio.jpg

http://www.autossegredos.com.br/2015...ur-brasileiro/
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Renault confirms sedan versions and crossover on the platform KWID.
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The potential CMF-A platform-based sedan is expected to be a sub 4-metre sedan positioned as a competitor to the Ford Figo Aspire, Tata Zest, Maruti Swift Dzire and the like. As for the crossover, it could also be a compact, under 4-metre-sized vehicle. In the distant future, Renault also plans to introduce a low-cost electric car in India
http://indianautosblog.com/2016/03/c...r-sedan-226909

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The 'Grand Captur' is to be launched in Brazil - mid 2016.

Based on the Duster platform this SUV it is likely that Renault-Nissan could bring this to India in 2017.

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http://www.autossegredos.com.br/2015...ur-brasileiro/
Doesn't this look a bit Qashqai - ish?
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As per Autocar India report, the Renault Captur is set for launch in India this festive season.

Here is the report http://www.autocarindia.com/car-news...evealed-405419
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I don't see any reason why they should not think about launching the Captur in India. Duster already live past through his haydays. Even with so many variants(petrol,diesel,AMT,AWD) in the lineup, they are struggling hard to even sell 2000 units per month that too with heavy discounts.
Lodgy is a dud since arrival. And they already pull out the plug for Fluence and Koleos (Good products but marketing disasters). Scala will follow the same fate sooner.
Basically, Kwid is the only one pulling no's currently. How long they will survive on that ?
Should bring the Captur by end of 2017 rather 2018, that may turn out the saving grace.

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We all would say yes! I spoke to Renault and they definately said no since it would cost too much to produce in India
If that's the case, then why they are testing captur extensively in Indian conditions.
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I think there is a need to launch a model above the duster and below the Koleos. However, I am not sure if the Kaptur is the right model. It has the basic stupid interiors as the Duster, same powertrain, about the same size in interiors and it will cost few lakhs more. What is the point?
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What is the point?
That's why I think Renault will discontinue the Duster and launch the Kaptur to replace it. Else, it doesn't make any sense.

After all, what we are going to get here is a crossover based on the Duster platform and not the European one which is based on the Clio and called Captur. The latter is much more compact and has better quality of build.

That said, even the Kaptur looks more crossover than SUV. Will be interesting to see how the mass market is going to react to it given our inclination for SUV looks. Even though a well equipped crossover will be just as capable if not more.

PS: We have way too many threads on Captur/ Kaptur over here.
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If Renault is going to launch the Kaptur as seen in Autocar reports, then can very well expect spectacular disaster! It doesn't have the aggressive looks of an SUV,it just looks like a bigger car, that's it. If Indians loved these looks S-cross would have been a super hit. I don't know how will they convince the masses that Kaptur is indeed an SUV? As mentioned above the interiors are so boring and people won't be kind to such utilitarian interiors in 2017. Renault definitely has an uphill task at hand.
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There is only one way out for Renault, get the Kaptur here in India as a 7 seater, price it at par with the Creta and then hope that the extra seats work in its favour, at least it will have an USP. Else the Creta will eat the Captur for breakfast, lunch and Dinner!
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As per Autocar India report, the Renault Captur is set for launch in India this festive season.

Here is the report http://www.autocarindia.com/car-news...evealed-405419
Right and wrong, IMHO.

Right that Captur is getting launched.

Wrong to discuss it here since this thread was started for the European Captur based on the Clio platform. What we get instead is the Russian Kaptur which is based on the Duster platform, but then again - renamed to Captur for our market if reports are to be believed.

Appropriate thread below -

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...-india-12.html

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If that's the case, then why they are testing captur extensively in Indian conditions.
They are not testing the Captur not the Clio based version, they are testing the Kaptur - a Duster based version
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If that's the case, then why they are testing captur extensively in Indian conditions.
That's indeed the case. The Captur (or Kaptur) for India is more of a modern Duster and not the Renault Captur sold in Europe.
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