Mumbai is perhaps town of goals however its roads positive make each journey a nightmare. With each passing day, the potholes improve in quantity and measurement, and even the few stretches that resemble a correct street have been ruined by pace breakers of various sizes. Our Renault Captur has coated a troublesome eight,000km because it joined our fleet in February. It stands out from the opposite vehicles I’ve pushed in latest occasions because it feels prefer it was designed for these very circumstances, and that’s why it’s been my car of alternative for the previous few months.
My day by day commute of 40km (and a number of journeys house to Nashik) has given me ample time to pinpoint what’s good and not-so-nice concerning the. Unquestionably, the most effective bit concerning the automobile is its sturdy suspension set-up that takes all imperfections in its stride. Even on the worst of roads, the Captur doesn’t wince. A lot so, that the Renault’s suspension has change into my psychological benchmark for judging trip high quality. I additionally love the liberty the 210mm floor clearance affords – greater than sufficient to clear the nastiest pace breakers.
I do know the Captur’s appears divide opinion however there’s no arguing that the Renault has a robust presence that turns out to be useful particularly if you end up sharing the street with rash-driving cabbies and the like. What additionally helps is the excessive driving place and the pretty low window line that permit for good visibility out the edges. There’s additionally the arrogance that the LED headlamps will gentle up the roads rather well and supply nice visibility at nighttime. And simply as anticipated, Renault’s 1.5dCi engine is proving to be actually frugal. It has been returning 13kpl (general) on common, which is fairly spectacular, and likewise offers the Captur a spread of over 600km.
Of the smaller bits, I just like the Captur’s card-like key. It slots into the dashboard neatly, although there was a slight problem when working the keyless-entry – the motive force’s door didn’t unlock after I pressed the button on the door deal with, at occasions (I had to make use of the important thing card to take action) however the auto lock works seamlessly – the Captur locks itself as soon as the engine is turned off if it detects the important thing has moved away a number of metres.
Although the checklist of options on our top-of-the-line Captur Platine is lengthy and spectacular, there are some things that might have been good to have. An computerized anti-glare mirror is one thing you’d count on in a automobile on this value bracket. And whereas there’s a 7.Zero-inch touchscreen, it doesn’t characteristic Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. Nonetheless, greater than all else, what the Captur actually wants is a useless pedal; there isn’t any place to relaxation your left foot.
Whereas the addition of those lacking options may make life within the Captur extra interesting; as is, the Renault is doing a strong job of battling the damaged roads in and round Mumbai. It is usually closing in on the 10,000km mark, which is when the primary service is so as. Till then, carry it on, Mumbai!
2018 Renault Captur lengthy time period evaluation, first report