The French automaker has taken the wraps off the new Renault Kaptur, a Russian-exclusive version of the European Captur tailored to the market’s specific needs.
While the two look virtually indistinguishable, the Kaptur is different because it has been developed to meet the specific needs and queries of the Russian owners. For starters Renault was pretty light on details but did reveal the Kaptur uses a special drivetrain with increased ride height, a heavy duty suspension, and an available four-wheel drive system. You may remember the Captur is only offered as a 2WD so this might be the major novelty the Kaptur actually brings, as the model has been derived to become a “genuine all-terrain vehicle”, with approach and departure angles of 20 and 31 degrees, respectively. Design wise, the Kaptur has the known front end with enlarged grille and massive Renault logo. There are also C-shaped daytime running lights and three-dimensional LED taillights as well as sweptback headlights, a sculpted hood, and plastic body cladding.
The interior comes with a three-spoke steering wheel, circular air vents, and metallic accents. Among standard amenities worth mentioning are the standard power windows / locks, a keyless entry system, and a push-button ignition. Optional goodies include the Media Nav infotainment system packing a seven-inch display and Bluetooth connectivity and for those harsh Russian winters also available are the heated front seats, heated windshield and remote starter. The model will be produced at Renault’s Russian assembly facility and local sales are scheduled for summer.