Renault Captur (facelift) debuts with mechanical upgrades and cosmetic changes
French automaker Renault has launched the 2020 edition of its compact SUV, the Captur, in Russia. The new model, based on the next-generation M0+ platform, comes with some cosmetic changes, few mechanical upgrades, and a new turbo-petrol engine. However, the India-specific model will be based on the company's M0 platform and it is expected to arrive later this year. Here's our roundup.
The 2020 Renault Captur (facelift) has a similar shape as the outgoing model with a sharper-looking chrome grille, a muscular bonnet with sculpted lines, and a silver-colored roof. It also gets a new set of 17-inch alloy wheels, indicator-mounted ORVMs, as well as blacked-out wheel arches and B-pillars. Further, the crossover has a wheelbase of 2,673mm and a ground clearance of 210mm.
The Captur has a five-seater cabin with heated steering wheel and rear seats, ambience lighting, a Bose audio system, and a three-spoke adjustable steering wheel with brushed metal accents. It also gets a bigger 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. For safety, there is a rear-view camera, blind-spot monitoring function, four airbags, and crash sensors.
The Renault Captur (facelift) is offered with two engine options: a 1.6-liter petrol engine that makes 114hp, and a new 1.3-liter turbo-petrol motor that generates 156hp and comes mated to a CVT auto transmission gearbox. Notably, the company has also offered an all-wheel-drive (AWD) system. The India-specific variant will be offered with a BS6-ready 1.5-liter petrol motor and the new 1.3-liter turbo-petrol engine.
The 2020 Renault Captur is likely to be launched in India sometime in the coming months. As for the pocket-pinch, it will carry a slight premium over the outgoing model that falls under the Rs. 9.49-12.99 lakh price bracket in the country.