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Renault Captur – Yet another pointless Crossover?

captur-1_880x500 The Renault Captur is set to be yet another crossover hatchback in the increasingly overpopulated market of pointless crossovers. Having seen many try and fail in South Africa with the “tiny hatchback with raised suspension and some extra plastic panels” model, it does seem pretty ambitious for Renault to be trying the same. The Renault Captur has been rather successful in Europe, and Renault South Africa are trying to impress this upon us as well as convince us all that the Renault Captur is stuffed full of F1 technology. It all just sounds a little bit far fetched to me… – NH

The all-new RENAULT CAPTUR Crossover is the marque’s latest addition to its fresh and diverse model line-up and set to be a serious contender in South Africa’s very popular and highly competitive B-segment small utility vehicle (SUV) category.

While the beautifully practical Captur crossover has the attributes of a standard SUV, it embodies so much more. Combining the personality of a SUV and the spaciousness of an MPV with the dynamism of a hatch, new Renault Captur crossover is the ultimate all-in-one package. Competitively priced, the entry-level Expression 66kW Turbo carries a price tag of just R219 900.

captur-2_880x500Renault Captur offers three derivatives, all petrol-powered: the flagship Dynamique EDC featuring Renault’s new generation 1.2 litre 88kW EDC Turbo power plant, theDynamique 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.

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.

Renault Captur continues to be a global success for the brand – success that Renault South Africa is confident of emulating in the local market. For those spirited, searching individuals who appreciate the finer things, simply love life and savour every moment of it, the new Renault Captur crossover is the perfect lifestyle complement.

The petrol-powered Renault Captur line-up offers two manual derivatives, the 66kW Turbo Dynamique and Expression models and top-of-the-range Dynamique 88kW Turbo (EDC auto only).

With maximum output of 88kW @ 4 900rpm and peak torque of 190Nm @ 2 000rpm, the Dynamique EDC reaches a top speed of 192km/h. At 5.4 litres/100km (in combined cycle NEDC), fuel consumption is frugal while CO² emissions are a low 125g/km.

captur-3_880x500The Captur Expression and Dynamique 5-speed manual derivatives are fitted with Renault’s new generation 66kW Turbo petrol enginewith overboost. This serves to underscore the fact that access to highly efficient and technologically advanced engines is no longer the preserve of more expensive vehicles.

As is the case across Renault’s entire product range, the all-new Captur crossover comes standard with a 5-year/150 000km mechanical warranty; a 3-year/45 000km service plan and a 6-year anti-corrosion warranty. Services take place at 15 000km/1 year intervals.

RECOMMENDED RETAIL PRICING

–        Renault Captur 66kW Expression          R219 900

–        Renault Captur 66kW Dynamique         R239 900

–        Renault Captur 88kW EDC Dynamique  R279 900

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