Renault Kaptur

Buoyed by the success of the Kwid, its entry-level car, French carmaker Renault is betting big on the Indian market. Renault, which is planning to bring one product every year, is reportedly looking to launch the Kaptur SUV in India next year.

The Kaptur could be launched in India in the third quarter of 2017, ET Auto reports. Renault had unveiled the India-bound Kaptur in March. A document of Zauba, which tracks the record of India's import and export data, had also revealed that a unit of the Kaptur was imported to India.

The Kaptur, which is codenamed HHA, will rival the Mahindra XUV500 and the new Honda BR-V in its segment. The four-wheel drive model draws its design cues from Clio-based Renault Captur. In India, the Kaptur is expected to get 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engines. The 1.5-litre direct injection, common-rail diesel is expected to churn out 89bhp of power at 4,000rpm and 220Nm at 1,750rpm. The transmission is expected to be handled by six-speed manual and a six-speed Easy-R AMT gearbox, which does duty in the Duster.

From a visual stand point, although the Kaptur shares many similarities with Captur, it does get a new honeycomb mesh patterned grille, large front bumper, C-shaped LED daytime running lights and LED tail lamps. Renault Kaptur measures 4,333mm in length, 1,813mm in width and 1,613mm in height, and has a 2,674mm wheelbase. The SUV is likely to get a wide grille, new bumpers with C-shaped LED day-time running lamps and new alloy wheels. It may come with a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, three-spoke multi-steering wheel and digital-analogue instrument cluster.