The new Kaptur model is the latest addition to Renault’s range in Russia where it rounds out the make’s crossover and SUV line-up alongside the Sandero Stepway, Duster and Koleos.
The specific needs of the Russian market were dialled into the new crossover from the very beginning of the design process. In addition to its name, which starts with an emphatic ‘K’, the Kaptur’s dimensions are also specific, while its four-wheel drive transmission stands out as a major ally to cope with the country’s harsh climate.
The Renault Kaptur’s design, which is based on Renault’s six-petal flower strategy which symbolizes the human life cycle. The front end features Renault’s new styling cues, including a bold Renault logo set against a gloss black background. Meantime, the wide upper section of the distinctive grille features a new honeycomb mesh pattern, while the broad lower part of the bumper visually widens the car. Furthermore, the sculpted forms of the bonnet and door inserts are other bold crossover cues that express strength. A key feature at the rear is the C-shaped lighting signature of the 3D-effect LED rearlights.
In dimensions, the Renault Kaptur is 4,333mm in length, 1,813mm (minus side mirrors) in width, 1,613mm height, and has a wheelbase which measures 2,674 mm. The Kaptur has an unladen ground clearance of 204mm, a record for this segment.
Interior-wise. the Kaptur features a stylish, comfortably-appointed, occupant-friendly and customizable cabin. All occupants enjoy very adequate comfort, while the driver benefits from the highest driving position (708mm from the ground) in the segment. The rear bench seat comfortably accommodates three adults. At the rear, the boot volume is 387 liters and carrying capacity increases to 1,200 liters with the 60/40-split bench in the fully-folded position. Loading is facilitated thanks to a wide tailgate aperture (1,002mm) and additional boot lighting.
In addition, the Kaptur comes with an equipment package for everyday use, including intuitive technologies such as keyless entry, ignition and locking for all versions, as well as the Media NAV system for multimedia and connectivity requirements.
Since the Kaptur is made for Russia, the Crossover is fitted with heavy duty suspension and reliable all-wheel drive transmission with locking center differential. Other key features that make it ideal for the harsh wintry conditions that can be found in Russia and CIS countries are Renault’s Remote Engine Start system, heated front seats and a heated windscreen.
The Renault Kaptur, which will go on sale in late quarter two, is manufactured at the marque’s Moscow plant.