Renault Seems to fooling the indian public and how.
I read it in TBHP and was alarmed at the cheekiness of the OEM
to blatanly fool indian public. In the ad by Renault shows the UK spec Captur which has 5 star rating. The UK based capture is based on the Renault Alliance B platform. Where are the Indian based Renault Captur is derivative of Russian Kaptur and has exterior similar to the UK Captur however, the underlying platform is Dacia platform and not the B platform.
Now since the vehicle is based on totally different platform, isn't it a sham to attribute safety ratings and awards won by Captur on B platform to the Captur being developed on the Dacia platform. They have been very clever to keep the exterior same but a totally different platform.
They consider indians to be fool? After having a Tin can called Kwid, they seem to have to stooped to a new low. The vehicle is named as Captur same as sold in UK but with a different and definitely an inferior platform (Dacia). Else why would they not have the same Captur launched in the country.
To me this seems like plain blatant lie. Just like we have a apple vendor who allows us to select all the apples we want and then coolly by slight of hand replaces the bag with his rotten apples, Renault seem to be playing a fast one on us. It is only upto us not to allow this sham to percolate into country. Else we will have all foreign OEMs giving us rotten apples.
This is my view. I am open to your views as well.
Below are a few links which I went thru to come to my conclusion. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nissan_B_platform
Where all the platform and models on the platform are mentioned. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renault_Captur
Wiki of renault captur where we see captur is based on 2 different platforms.