The Renault Captur range now boasts refreshed styling, enhanced quality and a more diverse model line-up, presenting a more formidable alternative within South Africa’s very popular and highly competitive SUV segment.
Since its introduction in 2015, the Captur has a proven track record in the market through 6500 plus unit sales, with the Automatic model proving to be extremely popular.
This update marks the evolution of this dynamic model, with a prominent redesigned upper grille with finely-chromed edging, full LED Pure Vision lights and C-shaped daytime running lights. The strong personality is further defined by additional funky colours, striking new 17 inch Black and Chrome Alloy wheels and the impactful two tone bodywork that is standard on the Dynamique model, accentuating the alluring curves of the Captur.
SUV attributes are evident by a raised ground clearance and elevated seating position, enhanced by the dominant new skid plates built into the front and rear bumpers.
The exterior is further complimented by the more inviting interior. A new leather steering wheel and optional heated leather seats, available on Dynamique models, adds to the qualitative feel, while the more supportive seats ensure maximum driving comfort. Additional improvements include discreet satin chrome trim, a new soft touch dashboard and interior panels that envelop the occupants as well as a new gear lever.
The updated Captur comes fully equipped with the Renault MediaNav touchscreen integrated tablet, on Dynamique models, Hill-Start Assist and keyless entry.
The versatile R&Go application has now also been introduced into the Captur Blaze derivative. This smartphone/tablet application adds innovative functionality to the vehicle.
Connected to the vehicle through Bluetooth the application enables remote control of the radio, with the smartphone screen presenting an extended dashboard to display additional features and allows access to four universes: multimedia, phone, vehicle and navigation.
Under the bonnet of the Captur is a choice of three turbo engines that combine driving pleasure with fuel economy including the 66kW Turbo, 1,2 litre 88kW Manual and EDS powerplants and a 1,5 litre dCi diesel engine.
The 66kW Turbo engine is an 898 cc, three-cylinder turbo engine that delivers 66kW and 135Nm with consumption from as low as 5,5 litres/100km.
The 66kW 1,5 litre , four-cylinder, common rail diesel engine is the perfect mix or performance and efficiency. With 220Nm on tap, it delivers great low down torque and excellent economy with a figure as low as 3,6 litres/100km.
The 1,2 litre four-cylinder 88kW Turbo engine is available in manual or automatic. Whether combined with a six-speed manual gearbox for great responsiveness or with a six-speed automatic EDC gearbox for greater comfort, the engine is responsive and agile combining power and controlled fuel consumption from only 5,4 litres / 100km.
Safety measures include ABS, EBD and ESP along with high efficiency front airbags, head/chest side bags, seat belts with pretensioners and Isofix three-point child seat anchors.
The new Captur is offered standard with a five-year/150 000km warranty and three-year/45 000km service plan.