Renault India has updated Captur SUV with new safety features with prices starting from Rs 9.50 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The enhanced safety kit on the 2019 Renault Captur gets rear parking sensors, driver and co-passenger seat-belt reminder and speed alert system. Changes to the Renault Captur have been made in tandem with the upcoming safety norms that are set to kick-in from October this year.
No other changes have been made to the SUV save for the addition of new safety tech. Renault has discontinued the RXL and RXT trims with which the 2019 Renault Captur range is now available in just two trims-the base RXE trim and the fully-packed, top-of-the-line, Platine variant. Unlike before, the Platine variant is now available in petrol option only. According to Renault, the model is now certified to “exceed frontal, lateral and pedestrian safety and it adheres to the upcoming safety norms as directed by Indian authorities”.
In addition to new safety features, the 2019 Renault Captur carries over safety bits such as anti-lock braking system with electronic brakeforce distribution, ISOFIX child seat anchors and adjustable seatbelts among several others. As for comfort and connectivity tech, the Captur SUV packs an updated 7.0-inch touchscreen MediaNAV Evolution Infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay along with voice command recognition. It also gets new upholstery which infuses a fresh look inside. Cruise control and multi-functional steering wheel are also part of the pack.
Under the hood, the 2019 Renault Captur gets the 1.5-litre petrol engine good for maximum power of 104 bhp against top torque of 142 Nm. It comes paired to a five-speed manual unit. Diesel powered Captur derives power from a 1.5-litre CRDi unit which makes 108 bhp along with 240 Nm torque. In terms of fuel economy, the petrol engine returns 13.87 km/l as opposed to the diesel unit claimed to run up to 20.37 km/l. Costing around Rs 50,000 less than the RXE petrol trim in the outgoing version, the 2019 Renault Captur takes on the likes of Tata Harrier, Hyundai Creta and Nissan Kicks.