Renault wants to ‘Captur’ the crossover market

2015-05-27 06:00
Renault’s new Captur.

Renault’s new Captur. PHOTO: WWW.QUICKPIC.CO.ZA

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THE all-new Renault Captur Crossover is the marque’s latest addition to its model lineup and set to be a serious contender in South Africa’s very popular and highly competitive B-segment small utility vehicle (SUV) category.

The Captur, which combines the personality of an SUV and the spaciousness of an MPV with the dynamism of a hatch, is priced from R219 900.

Renault Captur offers three derivatives, all petrol-powered: the flagship Dynamique EDC featuring Renault’s new generation 1.2 litre 88kW EDC turbo power plant, the Dynamique 66kW turbo and Expression 66kW turbo.

These new generation turbo engines are a direct result of Renault’s renowned adaptation of Formula 1 (F1) technology and transfer to road cars.

Super-stylish, curvaceous lines are complemented by the chrome-plated Renault diamond set into the imposing black grille as well as the front LED lights.

With its flexible, modular layout, Captur’s interior is spacious - as is the boot area - which houses hidden, yet easy-to-access storage space.

Immediately eye-catching are the innovative shell-shaped seats, which feature trendily designed, practical zip collection covers (on Dynamique models) that are easily removed and washable. Leather seats are an option on the Dynamique 88kW EDC variant.

With its SUV-styling and persona, MPV-like practicality and the dynamism offered by a hatch, Renault Captur is described by one European journalist as “a compact crossover combining 4x4 looks with supermini dimensions”.

With smart technology at every turn, Captur boasts a host of fitments and features that exceed the standard in its market segment.

Super-smart, like all its Renault siblings, the Captur crossover offers Bluetooth® connectivity which enables safe, convenient and hands-free telephony and music streaming from external devices.

Renault’s MediaNav integrated on-board multimedia system with 7” touchscreen is standard.

Satellite navigation and Arkamys 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 it 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 are standard features, while rear parking sensors, automatic headlights and rain-sensitive front wipers are standard across the range. A tyre pressure sensor is standard on Dynamique models.

Smart technology that crosses over into the safety arena is the cruise control plus speed limiter, a feature on all three Captur models.


The all-new Captur crossover comes standard with a five-year/150 000km mechanical warranty; a three-year/45 000km service plan and a six-year anti-corrosion warranty. Services take place at 15 000km/1 year intervals.

Renault Captur 66kW Expression R219 900

Renault Captur 66kW Dynamique R239 900

Renault Captur 88kW EDC Dynamique R279 900

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