Renault unveils the all-new Captur
Renault has been on a bit of a winning streak when it comes to their SUV line-up.
Not only is the Duster selling up a storm locally, but the Captur is doing extremely well internationally. Since its launch in 2013, Renault has sold 1.2 million units, which is a colossal achievement.
It’s time for a new Captur, however and Renault says the new one is more grown up than ever.
Longer than before by 110mm and with a higher waistline, the new Captur has a true SUV stance, which is enhanced by the tough-looking front and rear protection skid plates, the chunky protective mouldings that run the entire length of the lower body and the prominent wheel arch extensions.
Adding further visual appeal are the inclusion of new exterior colours, including Atacama Orange, Flame Red and Iron Blue. Offering remarkable depth and sheen, they emphasise its athletic, dynamic design and the contrasting finish of the ‘floating roof’, which can be finished in Midnight Black, Atacama Orange, Highland Grey or Alabaster White. In total, 11 bodywork colours, 4 contrasting roof colours and 3 external customisation packs will be available at the launch, giving a unique potential in this segment of 90 possible combinations.
The interior revolution first seen in the All-New Clio also features in the Captur. It’s called a “Smart Cockpit” layout that’s angled slightly towards the driver, plus it also features a brand-new floating console.
At the heart of the interior revolution is the “Smart Cockpit” concept, which features the optional 9.3-inch infotainment screen. With its portrait layout and slightly curved screen it’s both easier to use and brings cutting edge modernity to the passenger compartment. By being angled towards the driver it gives easy access to the All-New connected Renault EASY LINK multimedia system, navigation and infotainment services, as well as the MULTI-SENSE settings and the driving aids settings.
Engine wise the Captur will be available as a plug-in hybrid, with an all-electric range of 45km.
The more traditional engines include turbocharged petrol and diesel engines, with both manual and dual-clutch transmissions being optional.