Renault Kaptur

Renault dropped a teaser image of the Kaptur SUV ahead of the full revealing at the end of the month. Developed for emerging markets, the Kaptur will be manufactured by Renault Moscow. Renault currently manufactures SUV named Captur for international markets. International Business Times India had earlier reported that Renault India's plan to launch Captur in 2017. India, being an emerging market, the company will most probably launch the Kaptur instead of Captur in the country.

Compared to the Clio-based Renault Captur, the Kaptur features similar silhouette of the former. The sub-four metre SUV will be available in 4x4 versions. The Kaptur is expected to get wide grille, new bumpers with C-shaped LED day-time running lamps and new alloy wheels. The Kaptur is also expected to be based on the Renault Duster platform. This also suggests Kaptur will be ideal product for India as the company already manufacturers Duster in the country. The preparations for manufacturing Kaptur will be less compared to the Clio-based Captur.

The compact SUV is expected to get in 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engines. The 1.5-litre direct injection, common-rail diesel will be the same K9K engine that also does duty in the Duster sold in India. The engine develops 89bhp at 4,000rpm and 220Nm at 1,750rpm mated to five-speed manual transmission.