The 2021 Renault Captur huge disappointment in India

The world challenge about climate changes has pushed many cars manufacturer to be more engaged and more environmental friendly. With 2021 Renault Captur, the French automaker is not left aside; after his promise, it is out again with this model said to have been discontinued in the Indian market after few years of disappointments. Renault models are the oldest brand in the French automaker group. The group has entered the new era with promises of great innovation and legacy taking into consideration the current industry challenges with high tech SUVs. The arise of their new captur in over 100 countries was a mark of fulfillment. But since the launched of the Renault captur in 2017, it seems not to have met the expectation in some countries. But it still stands competitors including the Suzuki Vitara, Nissan Kicks, Honda HR-V or Hyundai Kona.

Why the Renault Captur have been discontinued in India?

The Renault Captur is a compact SUV available with hybrid or plug-in hybrid technology, offering you the choice where you are in your driving journey to electrification. It offers the benefit of electric power, combined with the versatility of hybrid, without changing your habits. It offers 7-seating spaces and offers a smoothly ride, easy handling and parking. The Renault Captur was introduced in India in 2017 and has been dominated by other model like the Hyundai Creta. So far the sales haven’t been up to the company expectations, only 6,618 units from November-2017 to End-March 2020. This has been a big disappointment for the company even thought, they haven’t given any official information about this. But it is clear that the Indian market hasn’t really adopted the Renault Captur, and it is silently being substituted by the Duster, another brand of the French manufacturer Renault and its Romanian subsidiary.

2021 Renault Captur interior features

The 2021 Renault Captur steps forward with an updated style and conventional features. Especially the exterior which has a C-shaped LED running, LED headlights, wider grille redesigned bumpers and larger alloy wheel options. It is equipped with a high quality interior material with soft touch plastics covering the whole surfaces. The interior equipment is predominantly the new digital instrument, the 9.3-inch touchscreen in modern version, and other standard tools; the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. You also have the keyless start, lane departure warning in standard. The Dashboard is occupied by a 7-inch touchscreen compatible to the Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth and a DAB radio. There is also a 4.1-inch TFT driver information display and available USB ports. Iconic trim model of the 2021 Captur does have parking sensors as well and sat-nav, and the best infotainment system coupled with phone charger mapping and media, all connected to the 9.3-inch screen. With all the amazing features the 2021 Renault Captur has a starting price of about $28,190.

2021 Renault Captur interior seats
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2021 Renault Captur engine performance and safety specs

The 2021 Renault captur offers two engine options, a 1.0liter 3-cylinder releasing 99 horsepower and a 1.3-liter turbo 4-cylinder engine with 138 horsepower and 150 of Torque. Compare to the Ford Puma with a 1.0 EcoBoost 155MHEV engine, the captur is not fast even though its acceleration seems to be better. The 2021 Renault Captur offers a maximum fuel economy of 48.7mpg for the mid-range TCe T40 model, an amazing performance which is convenient for many consumers, but model with 7-speed auto-transmission does offer less than that. The C02 emissions of the Captur is nearly 131-136g/km which is not that efficient. The Renault is considered to be a reliable SUV with affordable maintenance cost, new components and high technology tools. It got a five-star rating with the most practical safety tools. Some of these features include a 360-degree camera view, an adaptive Cruise control, Lane control Assist and traffic sign recognition. It is also equipped with an autonomous emergency braking that can spot pedestrians.

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