Renault Captur Vs Duster

September 06 2017

Expected to feature additional equipment over the Duster, the Captur comes off as a relatively premium product that also retains the robust platform and powertrains of the latter!

Renault India launched the Duster in 2012 and the compact SUV quickly  gained a reputation for its robust construction, powerful yet frugal  diesel engine and its exemplary ride and handling. However, the Renault Duster also earned flak for its basic interior and lack of features. Although  Renault India has updated the Duster from time to time, it still isn’t  the most feature loaded compact SUV that you can buy. With Hyundai  gaining a substantial piece of the market share with the Creta, Renault  has now decided to bring premium and feature-loaded Captur to India.

Before we compare the Renault Captur to the Hyundai Creta,  let’s see how the new crossover stacks up against its sibling – the  Duster. First off, we should mention that the India-spec Captur is not  the same as the crossover sold in Europe with the same name. While the  Euro-spec Captur is based on the Clio hatchback’s platform, the Captur  for India will be based on the Duster’s ‘B0’ platform. The Duster’s ‘B0’  underpinnings have been heavily localised in developing markets like  India and Brazil and should help Renault keep the price in check. 

The India-spec Captur is currently being sold in Brazil under the same  name and in Russia as the Kaptur. The Captur based on the ‘B0’ platform  borrows its styling and the cabin from the European Captur and looks  comes off as a more relative product than the Duster. The fact that the  Captur will be similarly specced to the Brazilian version should help us  compare it to the Duster.

Dimensions*

Dimensions listed above are for the Brazil-spec model, India-spec model might vary slightly

Design

Although the Duster and the Captur share the same platform, both SUVs  are poles apart when it comes to appearances. While the Duster looks  butch and muscular, the Captur has a more crossover vibe to it.

The Duster boasts voluminous haunches, the Captur, on the other hand,  rides higher and comes off as a relatively flamboyant product with  Renault’s latest design language and dual-tone paint scheme.

Even the cabin of the Captur looks posh when compared to the Duster’s.  It has got the digital+analog instrument cluster like the Fluence did  and the infotainment system is placed much higher compared to the  Duster. 

Features
The Captur is here to fulfill the biggest loophole in the Duster’s packaging – lack of features.

 Common features 

  • Renault MediaNav 2 7-inch infotainment system (we expect the top-end  models to get the Renault R-Link 7-inch unit seen on the Euro-spec  Captur which has additional support for Android Auto)

   

  • Climate control (Like the Duster, we expect rear AC vents to feature in the India-spec Captur as well)

   

  • Cruise control 

   

  • Tail lamps with LED graphics

   

  • Dual front airbags, electronic stability program (ESP), hill hold and ABS with EBD and brake assist

What the Captur offers extr

* Full-LED headlamps – Renault LED Pure Vision Headlamps. Lower variants are likely to get projector units.Large ‘C’ shaped LED daytime running lights 

 * Multiple dual-tone paint options like the Russia- and Brazil-spec model

  * 17-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels with 215/60 tyres (likely)

  * Passive keyless entry with push button engine start-stop (gets a  key shaped like a smart card        similar to the discontinued Fluence)

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