Renault Kaptur 10

The Renault Kaptur has finally been revealed for the Russian market, following a teaser released by the company a few weeks prior. Looks familiar, doesn’t it? If you’re picturing the Captur in your mind, we won’t blame you.

Renault’s six-petal flower design strategy is present here, with the brand’s logo prominently displayed on the black honeycomb grille. C-shaped daytime-running lights and tail lamps featuring a 3D effect are part of the design as well.

The Kaptur is much larger in terms of dimensions compared to the compact crossover. In terms of numbers, the Kaptur is 4,333 mm long, 1,813 mm wide, 1,613 mm tall and has a wheelbase of 2,674 mm. The Captur on the other hand measures 4,122 mm long, 1,778 mm wide, 1,567 mm tall and has a 2,606 mm wheelbase.

Meant to tackle Russia’s challenging terrain, the Kaptur is an all-terrain 4×4 crossover, unlike the Captur that is front-wheel drive. With approach and departure angles of 20 and 31 degrees, the Kaptur also has a high ground clearance of 204 mm.

Heavy duty suspension and a locking centre differential in the all-wheel drive transmission also add to the rugged nature of the SUV. Curiously, no specifiations on the powertrain was provided, although it appears a six-speed manual and automatic transmission are available.

Inside, the design is again, not unlike the Captur, sharing a similar layout. The instrument cluster looks familiar as does the Media Nav seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Boot space is listed as 387 litres, with 1,200 litres being made available once the 60:40-split folding rear seats are put down.

Other key features to help cope with the harsh wintry conditions found in Russia and CIS countries are Renault’s Remote Engine Start system, heated front seats and a heated windscreen. The Kaptur, which will go on sale this summer, is manufactured at Renault’s Moscow plant.