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Old 30th January 2017, 21:00   #91
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It does make sense for Renault to bring the Kaptur (don't know whether it'll be called Captur here) to India.

The current Duster can be entirely discontinued in India, along with its badge-engineered twin. Nissan can replace their Terrano with their own Kicks, which would be another worthy contender in this class.

On other hand Renault can reduce the prices of the Duster, retain only the 85 bhp Diesel engine, just have 2-3 variants and price it at par with the Brezza and the ecosport. A 10-11 lakh decently equipped Duster would make far better sense than any of the sub 4m cross overs that we have today.

Duster was launched in India as late as 2013 or so, I think there it can do well for another 3-4 years if priced lower and specced better.
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The upcoming Kaptur's test mules were caught on camera by a CarToq reader in Ooty.

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According to what was seen by him, there were two vehicles on test, both diesel versions. While one was the top of the line variant, the other was a lower grade model. While the lower end variant got projector lamps, the top of the line featured LED headlamps. The lower variant on the test car had steel rims where as the top end had 16″ alloys. Also on offer on the top end were leather seats and a touch screen infotainment system, that is offered on the Duster currently.
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Launching in Brazil on 14th Feb, priced between R$ and R$ 79000 89000 reais ( ~17- 19 lakhs)



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The interior still looks yuck, the leg space at the back isn't anything to talk about. If priced between 17 - 19 lakhs here, than god save Renault.
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The interior still looks yuck, the leg space at the back isn't anything to talk about. If priced between 17 - 19 lakhs here, than god save Renault.
Well said. Same silly interiors. However, the overall vehicle is a fairly competent vehicle. Everything will depend on pricing. Just looks to me that the XUV500 or Hexa will be a better bet than this in the same price range.
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Launching in Brazil on 14th Feb, priced between R$ and R$ 79000 89000 reais ( ~17- 19 lakhs)



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Its almost the same dimensions, same engine (in India for sure) and more or less same feature set except for headlamps, key-less entry, push button start etc. Is the difference similar to what you get between the ZDI+ and ZDI in an Maruti i.e. purely cosmetic?

Am wondering why would anyone then want to pay a premium over the Duster? We have the Terrano that is already a spin on the Duster but sells barely 300 a month while the Duster itself moves about 1500. Maybe Nissan isn't a brand so well accepted. Then is Renault simply trying to make use of their recently enhanced brand image (thanks to the Kwid) and make some more numbers? I don't feel very hopeful for the Kaptur suddenly, not with the rumoured price range.
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The interior still looks yuck, the leg space at the back isn't anything to talk about. If priced between 17 - 19 lakhs here, than god save Renault.
Couldn't agree with you more. Very bland interiors. Rear seat looks cramped. The touchscreen, steering mounted controls all look previous generation. If you observe in the video, the storage space in the middle did not go up fully when pressed. He had to come back to push it up. Looks like a bigger kwid. 17-19 lakhs could be way too much unless its a ride and handling beast.
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Looks like a bigger kwid. 17-19 lakhs could be way too much unless its a ride and handling beast.
Exactly, especially from Rear, it looks like Kwid. Interiors are nothing to write home about. I have seen better Interiors from Renault Stable.

Not, just Ride & Handling, the overall package needs to be good to compensate the High Price. Remember, you have a much better packaged sedans in that price range. 17 lakhs is way too high for this car.
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Just launched in Brazil, the 'Kaptur' is India bound next. Starts @ INR 17+ Lakhs in Brazil.

Standard equipment in Brazil:

Snap Zen 1.6 SCe (R$ 78,900): four airbags (front and side), electronic stability control (ESP), electronic traction control (ASR), Assistant in ramps (HSA), brakes with ABS, ISOFIX, steering, hydraulic steering with height adjustment, air-conditioning, wheels 17 inch alloy rim, electric Windows, perimeter alarm, key-card hands free, mobile and audio control on steering column (satellite) the driver's seat with height adjustment, CAR system (automatic locking doors to 6 km/h), LED daytime running lights, folding mirrors, cruise control with speed limiter and indicator.

The Zen version comes equipped with the newly released 1.6 16V engine SCe, in 118/120 horsepower and 16.2 kgfm of torque, ally only to the five-speed stick shift. Accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 11.9 seconds and reaches a maximum of 169 km/h, with average consumption of 7.6 km/l in town and 8 km/l on the road (ethanol). With gasoline, those numbers are 10.9 km/l and 11.3 km/l, respectively.
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Some speculations of the India bound CUV,

- The Kaptur will be built on the versatile BO platform which also underpins the Duster and has a high degree of localization for cost check.

- India bound Car is expected to continue with the tried-and-tested powertrains the 1.6-litre petrol and the 1.5-litre K9K motor but with the motors tweaked to output more power and torque.

- Renault is expected to give the model an extra row of seats, taking the number of seats to seven.

- The 'Kaptur' will rival the XUV and its the upcoming Kicks from Nissan.

- Prices expected to be in the range of ~ INR 16 lakhs ( ex- showroom)

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Renault is expected to give the model an extra row of seats, taking the number of seats to seven.



- The 'Kaptur' will rival the XUV and its the upcoming Kicks



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7 seats? That's a very risky move! The car doesn't look bigger than the Duster in proportions and squeezing an additional row of seats is going to make it very cramped. If they get the 5 seater right in terms of features and price it bang opposite the Creta they have some chance. The Duster must go down the price ladder to a 10-12 Lakh price point with the Kaptur playing it out in the 12-15 lakh segment.

Not sure about the kicks. If Renault is going to base the Kaptur on the Duster, then Nissan too would do the same right? Are we going to see clones of the same car with just different names?
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There's absolutely no necessity at all for Renault to do a jugaad by manufacturing a 7-seat India-specific Kaptur. They should just bring in the 5-seat Kaptur as a straight replacement for the Duster, and it should compete directly against the Creta, S-Cross etc. Nissan, too, should replace the Terrano with their own Kicks.

The next generation Duster can occupy the 7-seater segment and go head-to-head against the XUV5OO.

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Renault is not observing and thinking I guess. If they look at the numbers that Creta is doing, they should know that its not about 7 seats. They need to offer a good looking compact SUV which has interiors that is pleasant and doesn't feel very utilitarian.

Its interesting how Hyundai and Maruti hit the bulls eye repeatedly across segments and how others keep committing the same mistakes. 7 seats will make XUV look value for money!
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Overdrive says Renault will launch Kaptur in September and there will not be a petrol variant. Not having a petrol version is a bad idea imho.

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Sources close to the company have informed us that Renault will be bringing the Kaptur in September this year.

The other bit of information that OVERDRIVE has learnt is that unlike Duster, Renault will not be offering petrol engines in the Kaptur. Instead, the manufacturer will only offer the 1.5dCi motor in the SUV. The same motor that does duty in the Duster makes 85PS and 110PS, however we expect only the latter to make it into the Kaptur.
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Looks like Renault is removing the 110 PS Duster variant.

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Interestingly, the 110PS diesel version of the Duster has been removed from the Renault India website whereas the same exists on the Nissan’s Terrano page. This means that the Duster will continue to be available with the 85PS diesel motor while the Kaptur will get the 110PS diesel motor.

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Overdrive says Renault will launch Kaptur in September and there will not be a petrol variant.
I am in the market for a CUV and 9/10 dealers that I asked refused to sell a petrol Duster. Looks like Renault is not encouraging its sale anymore though its still on their brochures.

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Looks like Renault is removing the 110 PS Duster variant.
Sensible decision. With 2016 discounts, top end 85PS RXZ was about 12.30 lacs on-road in Delhi, base variants easily matching top end Brezza/ EcoSport. Duster can do well in that segment although I don't see Renault learning on the interiors aspect at all
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Looks like Renault is removing the 110 PS Duster variant.
Does this mean that the AWD version will also be discontinued as it came with 110 PS? AWD was a great USP for Duster IMO. Had a secret crush on this one. Sad to see another great performer go along with the Jetta.
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