Captur takes alternative road

2017-08-30 06:01
The Renault CapturPhoto: supplied

The Renault CapturPhoto: supplied

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THE New 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 Compact Crossover segment.

Since its introduction in 2015, the Captur has a proven track record in the market through the 6500 plus unit sales achieved to date, with the Automatic model proving to be an extremely popular derivative.

The New Renault Captur marks the evolution of this dynamic vehicle, with a prominent redesigned upper grille with finely-chromed edging, full LED Pure Vision Lights and C-shaped daytime running lights highlighting its assertive looks.

The finely-honed design and strong personality of the New
Captur are even further defined by additional funky colours, the
striking new 17” Black & Chrome Alloy wheels and the impactful two-tone bodywork (standard on the
Dynamique models), accentuating the alluring curves of the Captur.

The SUV attributes of the Renault Captur are evident by its raised ground clearance (170mm) and elevated seating position, enhanced by the dominant new skid plates built into the front and rear bumpers, with an optional fixed glass roof allowing for urban scapes to be appreciated from all angles.

The aesthetically-pleasing exterior enhancements of the New Captur are further complemented by the more inviting interior, adding more appeal to its MPV-like versatility and roominess.

The new leather steering wheel and optional heated leather seats (available on Dynamique Models) add to the qualitative feel, while the more supportive seats ensure maximum driving comfort.

Additional improvements include discreet satin chrome trim, a new continuous-shaped soft-touch dashboard and interior panels which envelop the occupants, a newly-designed gear lever, new multipurpose central storage options plus an innovative new front row seat central armrest with a useful storage facility (on Dynamique Models), elevating the overall driving comfort and convenience factor.

The smart interior offers everything one needs at ones fingertips in order to enjoy the journey as much as the destination.

The New Captur comes fully equipped with the Renault MediaNav touchscreen integrated tablet (on Dynamique Models), F1-inspired turbo-engines, Hill-Start Assist and even keyless entry for added convenience.

Other smart features such as rear park sensors, front & rear electric windows, auto headlamps with auto windscreen wipers, bluetooth connectivity, easily accessible fingertip controls behind the steering wheel, cruise control & speed limiter, and cornering headlamps make everyday life that much easier.

The New Captur is equipped for adventure with its reversible, two-position boot floor, generous boot space & under-floor storage, unique removable Zip Collection seat covers and flexible modularity.

The Captur offers more than ample interior space. The rear passengers enjoy knee room of up to 21.6 cm.

The passenger compartment features a modular, 1/3-2/3 split-fold sliding rear bench seat with three places, allowing one to adjust the space depending on needs.

The versatility of the vehicle is also evident with the boot, which comes with a multi-position floor that can be removed and reversed.

Easy-access handles effortlessly slide the rear bench seat forward (by up to 16cm) and it can also be folded flat.

The maximum capacity of the boot as seen when opening the hatch door totals 377 litres split by an innovative two-position boot floor with its cleverly hidden yet easy-to-access storage area.

With the rear bench seat pushed to its forward most position, the overall capacity increases to 455 litres.

With the rear seats folded down, the total maximum boot space measures a substantial 1235 litres.

The Renault Captur offers three turbo engine variants developed directly from Formula 1 technological expertise, combining driving pleasure with fuel economy - i.e. the66kW Turbo engine, 1.2 litre 88kW Manual & EDC Turbo power plants, & 1.5 dCi Diesel engine, yielding class-leading fuel consumption from only 3.6 litres/ 100km.

The 66kW Turbo engine is an 898 cm3, three-cylinder turbo engine that delivers 66kW and maximum torque of 135Nm enabling one to cruise through the city with ease, with consumption from only 5.4L/100 km and CO2 emissions at 125g/km of CO2.

The 66kW 1.5 dCi, 1461 cm3, four-cylinder, common rail diesel engine is the perfect mix of performance and efficiency.

With outputs of 66kW and 220Nm, it delivers great low down torque and has been developed by Renault to deliver outstanding economy.

Figures from only 3.6L/100km and Co2 emissions of 95g/km speak for themselves.

The 1.2L, four-cylinder 88kW Turbo engine is now available in manual or automatic.

Whether you combine it with the six-speed manual gearbox for great responsiveness, or with the 6-speed automatic EDC gearbox for greater comfort, this engine is responsive and agile combining power and controlled fuel consumption (from only 5.4L/100 km and 125g/km of Co2).

The EDC gearbox offers you dynamic performance and fluidity at fuel economy levels that are close to those you enjoy with a manual.

- Supplied

 

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