The refreshed Renault Captur has arrived in South Africa and the range now includes a new base model, the Blaze, which is priced at R229 900.
The updated Captur comes with a redesigned upper grille with some chrome edging, full LED lights and C-shaped daytime running lights. There is also a choice of new colours and the option of a glass roof and 17-inch alloy wheels standard on all models except the Blaze model that comes with 16-inch wheels..
The facelifted interior comes with a new leather steering wheel and more supportive seats with the option of heated leather seats (available on all but the base model).
The cabin includes a new satin chrome trim, newly-designed gear lever, new multipurpose central storage options plus an new front row seat central armrest with a storage facility (on Dynamique Models).
The New Captur comes with the Renault’s MediaNav touchscreen (on Dynamique Models), Hill-Start Assist, rear park sensors, bluetooth connectivity, cruise control and speed limiter, and cornering headlamps.
The Renault Captur offers three turbo engine variants, namely the 66kW Turbo engine, 1.2-litre 88kW power plant and a 1.5-litre dCi Diesel engine.
The three-cylinder turbo-petrol delivers 66kW and maximum torque of 135Nm, mated with a five-speed manual gearbox and has claimed fuel consumption from 5.4L/100 km.
The 66kW 1.5 dCi four-pot, common rail diesel engine produces 66kW and 220Nm and Renault say that it ‘delivers great low down torque’ and has been developed to deliver ‘outstanding economy.’ Claimed fuel consumption is from only 3.6L/100km and this engine is also paired with a manual 5-speed.
The 1.2-litre, four-cylinder 88kW Turbo engine produces 190Nm of torque and comes with a choice of six-speed manual or automatic gearing. Fuel consumption is claimed from 5.4L/100 km.
Active safety features include ABS, ESP and hill start assist (HSA) and passive safety attributes include front and side airbags, seat belts with pretensioners and force limiters and three ISOFIX three-point child seat anchors.
New Renault Captur 66kW Blaze R229 900
New Renault Captur 66kW Dynamique R269 900
New Renault Captur 1.5 dCi Dynamique R294 900
New Renault Captur 88kW Dynamique R294 900
New Renault Captur 88kW EDC Dynamique R309 900
All models feature a five-year/150 000 km warranty and a three-year/45 000 km service plan (with intervals of 15 000 km).