Renault launches all-new Captur

Renault improves their mid-size SUV offering

Reuben Van Niekerk
Renault Captur
Renault SUV

Renault have launched an all-new Captur that is versatile, boasts intuitive technology, a comfortable cabin and an athletic SUV design, inside and out.

Remaining true to its DNA the Captur represents a compelling SUV package that features a distinctive style, excellent safety and smart technologies.

The updated design, both inside and out boasts striking design cues, such as signature front and rear LEDs while the interior boasts a slicker design and trim levels.

Enhanced styling

Thanks to enhanced SUV styling, the Captur is notably more modern with more athletic curves and a raised waist. SUV aesthetics have been boosted by styling components such as front and rear protection skid plates and protective moulding that runs along the entire length of the body and wheel arches. Beneath the wider grille, is a more expressive front bumper.

Inside story

The smart cockpit utilises the latest Renault technology offering including the prominent 9.3-inch multimedia screen. The slightly curved portrait tablet is angled towards the driver improving legibility of its screen. The Renault Easy Link multimedia system offers an all connected and customised multimedia experience, onboard navigation and infotainment services.

A new feature of the interior is the floating centre console which has been elevated for improved driving position ergonomics and to make the gear lever easier to manoeuvre. The design also frees up space for storage and for the wireless charging system. The passenger compartment now features modern fittings that improve its comfort, ergonomics and overall quality. Top of the range materials, soft coverings for the dashboard and new seat architecture all contribute to the feeling of luxury onboard.

Multi-sense drive modes allow one to customise the drive to suit the mood, with Eco, Normal and Sport models. The previously utilised analogue instrument cluster has been replaced by a digitally configured screen. Cruise control and an electronic park brake add to the convenience offering.

404 litres of boot space ensure a high level of versatility and its volume can be adjusted by sliding the rear bench 16cm forward, expanding the load space to 536 litres. With the rear seats folded completely flat, an almost flat floor is created, providing a loading space that measures 1275 litres.

Renault’s proprietary key card has been retained and allows for the unlocking, starting and locking of the vehicle without removing the key from your pocket.

Under the bonnet

A 1.3-litre turbocharged engine offers 113kW and 270Nm, is paired with a seven-speed automatic Efficiency Dual Clutch transmission providing good performance and outstanding fuel consumption of only 6,6 litres per 100km. The driver also has the option of shifting gears via the paddle shifter located behind the steering wheel. Multi sense mode allows for the tailoring of the driving experience via three modes.

Five-star safety

With a five-star safety rating, safety equipment is extensive and of the highest standard, including park distance control, rear view camera, lane departure warning, tyre pressure monitor, EBA and EBD, blind spot warning and traffic sign recognition.

Passive safety includes high-efficiency front airbags, head/chest side bags, seat belts with pretensioners and force limiters, anti-submarining front seats and anti-whiplash head rests with force limiter function. Isofix child seat anchors are present on the front passenger and rear side seats.

Model range and pricing

The selling price of the Captur includes a five-year/150 000km warranty and a three-year/45 000km service plan.

Renault Captur 1.3-litre Turbo EDC Zen                             R454 999

Renault Captur 1.3-litre Turbo EDC Intens                         R499 999

Browse the new Reanult Captur here.