India-bound Renault Captur facelift unveiled

By autoX Editorial | on May 22, 2020

Changes to the refreshed model include mild cosmetic updates to the exterior and interior designs, and a longer features list. Renault India is also likely to bring in the updated Captur in the next few months

Renault has finally pulled the wraps off the 2020 Captur in Russia. Targeted at the emerging markets, this new iteration of the mid-sized SUV sports a mildly updated exterior design. While the overall stance of the car remains unchanged, the front grille now gets chrome accents to give it a bolder face. Along the sides, it gets a new set of 17-inch alloy wheels. The 2020 model also comes with new colour options to choose from. In comparison the outgoing model, the refreshed Captur looks a lot more modern. It has been fitted with a new three-spoke steering wheel and a larger 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Other than that, the centre console, the instrument cluster looks largely identical to the model before it. That being said Renault claims that the quality and fit and finish of the interior has been improved. The international-spec model also gets additional features like heated steering wheel, remote engine start function, mood lighting, a Bose Audio system and more. With this update the 2020 model also gets a 360-degree camera and blind spot monitoring function. To keep the costs in check some of these features may not make it to the India-spec model, but it will be interesting what makes it to the Indian model’s brochure, especially considering the stiff competition in the segment.

The biggest change to the Russic-spec model is the updated M0+ platform. The Captur face-lift will continue to be powered by a 1.6-litre petrol motor that is good for 112bhp and the new 1.3-litre turbo petrol.

Renault is expected to give the Captur an update in India as well. The Russia-spec model is also sold by Renault in other emerging market, so expect the Captur in India to look similar. Renault India has had to say goodbye to the 1.5-litre diesel motor due to the BS6 emission norms. The Captur face-lift in India will continue with the 1.5-litre petrol and come fitted with the new 1.3-litre turbo petrol that also does duty in the Kicks.

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When Renault bring the Captur face-lift to India, expect it to be priced higher than the outgoing model. It will continue to compete against the Nissan Kicks, Hyundai Creta and the Kia Seltos.

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