The arrival of Renault’s fun and funky Captur Sunset Limited Edition Dynamique spearheads the introduction of a 1.5 dCi 66kW Turbo Diesel engine option to the range.
The diesel-powered Dynamique is the perfect complement to its three petrol-powered siblings in the range: the Dynamique EDC featuring Renault’s new generation 1.2 litre 88kW EDC Turbo power plant, the Dynamique 66kW Turbo and Expression 66kW Turbo.
An easy-to-drive, multi-functional and -faceted crossover that strikes the ideal balance between design and practicality, Renault Captur’s popularity and performance has resulted in the vehicle consistently maintaining second place in South Africa’s popular and highly contested B-segment small utility vehicle (SUV) crossover category. Launched in May 2015, sales to date exceed 4 500 units.
The 1.5dCi turbo diesel is Renault’s most-sold engine worldwide. It boasts significantly reduced fuel consumption and CO² emission levels of up to 35% and is also the power plant behind Renault’s very popular Duster 1.5dCi Dynamique SUV introduced to the SA market in September 2013.
The 1.5 dCi powering Renault Captur’s latest offering underscores these engineering skills and coupled with a manual 5-speed gearbox, this power plant affords unparalleled driving pleasure thanks to its extreme responsiveness in all conditions. Its turbo architecture has a specific and innovative design that simplifies air admission for a higher output.
The high-tech surface treatment of its engine components, Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) coating on pistons skirts for example, improves engine reliability, reduces friction and results in improved fuel efficiency.
The 1.5 dCi turbo diesel engine delivers maximum output of 66kW @ 4 000rpm and peak torque of 220Nm @ 1 750 r/min. At 3.6 litres/100km in the combined cycle, fuel efficiency is phenomenal while at 95gm/km, CO² emissions are eco-friendly. Renault Captur 1.5dCi drivers are able to travel greater distances secure in the knowledge that impact on the environment is greatly reduced.
While the beautifully practical Renault Captur crossover has the attributes of a standard passenger car, it embodies so much more. Combining the personality of a SUV and the spaciousness of an MPV with the dynamism of a hatch, Captur has proven itself to be ultimate all-in-one compact crossover package.
And now with just a limited number of the trendy and exclusive Captur Sunset models available, who can resist?
Its trendy and distinctive colour customisation elements make the Captur Sunset instantly recognisable and set it apart from the pack. The outside paint scheme is Diamond Black and is accentuated by roof and mirrors plus stylish front, rear and side streamline trim in Sunset Orange.
Sunset Orange is used to striking effect on the inside of the Renault Captur Sunset Limited Edition serving to accentuate the vent, MediaNav console and door speaker surrounds and also parts of the steering wheel. Carbon black and the Sunset Orange zip collection seat covers provide the final complement to the customised interior.
In addition to the front-end LED daytime running lights, the Renault Captur 1.5 litre dCi also features cornering fog light activation (under specific conditions). 17” alloy rims come standard.
Captur’s interior is spacious – as is the boot area – which houses hidden, yet easy-to-access storage space. The boot floor is reversible: smooth on one side with an anti-slide surface on the other.
Super-smart, like its siblings, the Captur Dynamique diesel derivative offers Bluetooth® connectivity which enables safe, convenient and hands-free telephony and music streaming from external devices when on the go. Renault’s MediaNav integrated on-board multimedia system with 7” touchscreen is standard. Satellite navigation and radio plus USB port are included in the price tag with every feature easily accessed via fingertip controls conveniently located alongside the steering column.
ECO mode function is available at the push of a button and electronically modifies the engine’s response to automatically optimise fuel consumption (by up to -10%).
Hands-free key card, electric side mirrors and electric windows (front and rear) plus automatic climate control (with one touch, quick demist function plus air quality management system) are standard features while rear parking sensors with rear camera, automatic headlights and rain sensitive front wipers are standard across the diesel range. A tyre pressure sensor is standard on all Dynamique models.
Smart technology that crosses over into the safety arena is the cruise control + speed limiter. To ensure a more comfortable and safer drive on highways and open roads, the system electronically maintains a steady speed as set by the driver.
Safety is synonymous with the Renault brand and all models in the Captur range have prestigious 5-Star Euro NCAP rating status.
The Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) coupled with Emergency Brake Assist (EBA) kicks in and automatically applies maximum brake pressure when an emergency braking situation is detected and is able to shorten braking distance by up to nine metres.
The Electronic Stability Program (ESP) ensures vehicle stability and assists the driver to avoid possible loss of control resulting from excessive speed or slippery road conditions. It detects and reduces loss of traction, reduces engine power and brakes on independent wheels in the event of loss of control.
Hill Start Assist (HSA) is automatically activated (upon complete stop) as soon as an incline of at least 10% is detected. The system is engaged by stepping firmly on the brake and prevents any backward movement long enough for pull off without requiring the use of the handbrake. When stepping off the brake, the car will hold for approximately three seconds to allow pull off with no roll-back.
Standard passive safety features include high-efficiency front airbags, head/chest side bags, seat belts with pretensioners and force limiters (front seats), anti-submarining front seats, anti-whiplash head rests and force limiter function (rear side seats). Three ISOFIX 3-point child seat anchor seat attachments are fitted to the front passenger and rear side seats.