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Monday, 29 May 2017

The new Renault Captur - All the details, from price to specification and more.

New Renault Captur: designed to explore the world

The New Captur: even more distinctive and connected
§  Bolder, more assertive look, closer in style to its Renault crossover siblings Kadjar and Koleos
§  More luxurious and refined interior
§  New top-of-the-range Signature S Nav version
§  More connected, R-LINK now compatible with Android Auto™
§  Front and side parking sensors, Blind Spot Warning, Hands-Free Parking and fixed panoramic sunroof now available
§  Five trim levels across a 24-strong version line-up
§  CO2 emissions as low as 95g/km & fuel economy of up to 78.5mpg (NEDC combined)
§  Captur was Europe’s best-selling B-SUV in 2016 with 215,679 vehicles sold
§  New Captur priced from £15,355 on-the-road
§  UK ordering now open with deliveries to commence from July

The Renault Captur, Europe’s best-selling urban crossover in 2016 with unit sales of 215,670, and Renault’s best-selling vehicle in the UK has reinvented itself to feature more distinctive styling and new advanced technologies, without sacrificing any of its user-friendliness. For the first time, a Captur Signature S Nav version will be available. Along with Koleos and the Kadjar, Renault now offers a comprehensive line-up of crossovers.

01. A bolder, more assertive look

§  More customisable than ever
The New Captur builds on the model’s original success, including its striking two-tone colour scheme, with three new body colours: Desert Orange, Ocean Blue and Amethyst, as well as a new Mercury option for the roof. More than 30 potential combinations enable customers to tailor the appearance of their New Captur to match their personal taste.

Seven different interior touch packs are available in Ivory, Blue, Caramel, Red, Bronze-tinted Chrome, Satin Chrome and Smoked Chrome. These are complemented by exterior customisation packs in a choice of six colours: Ivory, Blue, Cappuccino, Red, Satin Chrome and Orange.
§  Renault’s distinctive lighting signature
Renault French design continues in the New Captur, equipped with Full-LED ‘Pure Vision’ front lights (depending on version). This technology enhances both the vehicle’s look and safety, whilst at the same time reducing glare.
At the bottom of the bumper, the Captur incorporates the C-shaped LED Daytime Running Lights that have become emblematic of the brand’s lighting signature. The rear lights similarly include this hallmark which is visible both night and day.

§  Unmistakably a crossover
Captur has evolved by taking a step closer in style to its bigger sibling, the Kadjar. The radiator grille has been modified to bring it more into line with the Renault brand’s other crossovers, with the notable addition of a chrome strip. At both the front and rear, the bumper incorporates new skid plates in evidence of the Captur’s adventurer credentials.

Three types of wheel are available across the range: one 16-inch (Adventure) and two different 17-inch wheels (Emotion and Explore). 

§  A fixed glass sunroof
From Dynamique S Nav, the Captur can now be specified with a fixed glass roof. Available exclusively in the vehicle’s two-tone configuration, this new feature provides an even brighter cabin.

§  A sophisticated cabin with user-friendly equipment
More refined than before, the interior benefits from high-quality plastics, sleek chrome and elegantly subdued hues. The steering wheel is made from even more status-enhancing materials and, in higher-end versions, comes trimmed with full-grain leather. The gear lever boasts a more modern appearance, while the door panels have been revised to seamlessly incorporate buttons and controls. The LED ceiling light comprises individual reading lights on higher trim levels.
In higher-end versions, the new seat design is more cosseting, offering additional lateral support and greater comfort.

At the same time, the New Captur retains its most practical features, including its removable upholstery.

Questions to Mario Polla, Captur Design Project Manager

What was your goal when designing the New Captur?
The Captur was the first model in Renault’s new SUV line-up. It was important for us to refresh its external appearance in line with the newer models in the range, the Kadjar and the Koleos. We also enhanced the quality of the cabin by replacing injection-moulded plastic with trimmed materials, and the choice of colours and fabrics is now more sophisticated too.

What are the major enhancements?
We have paid great attention to every detail and the strength of the car. We have worked hard to upgrade the fit & finish of the car. 

 02. Technology designed to make life in a Captur even more enjoyable
§  Premium BOSE® quality sound
The unique experience of BOSE’s premium sound system transforms the cabin into a veritable concert hall, producing authentic, clear and realistic music worthy of a live performance. This audio experience is achieved via a system based on six high-definition BOSE loudspeakers and a subwoofer in the boot.

§  Three multimedia systems: R&Go®, Media Nav and R-LINK
Even from its entry equipment level, the New Captur is completely connected courtesy of the new version of R&Go®, Renault’s simple, smart system that transforms the user’s smartphone into a connected tablet installed in its universal cradle. This practical system enables the user to intuitively access the car’s most useful functions, including navigation (through an in-app purchase), telephone, multimedia and vehicle data.

Mid-range versions are equipped with Media Nav, a comprehensive multimedia system that offers the best value for money on the market based on the wealth of features it incorporates: navigation with traffic information, Bluetooth telephony, audio streaming via the user’s smartphone and even a reversing camera display, plus a Driving Eco2 function to optimise driving performance and fuel consumption.

Renault R-LINK provides the New Captur with the most advanced multimedia system around. More customisable than ever, it comes with a seven-inch screen.

R-LINK Evolution notably incorporates navigation with real-time traffic updates, 3G connectivity, Bluetooth, media playback (photos, videos) and a wide variety of applications via Renault’s R-LINK Store, as well as management of the vehicle’s driving aids (depending on version).

§  For the first time, R-LINK is compatible with Android Auto™
In the New Captur, R-LINK is Android Auto-compatible. Available as standard with R-LINK, Android Auto™ grants users easy and direct access to a selection of smartphone applications: telephone functions, navigation, music and messages. The New Captur is the first A- or B-segment Renault to offer this advanced technology.

§  New ADAS features to make travelling easier
For the first time, the Captur incorporates Blind Spot Warning (BSW) which is available from Dynamique S Nav. Four sensors work together to detect the presence of moving vehicles in the door mirror blind spots, including motorbikes and bicycles. When a vehicle is detected in the driver’s blind spot for longer than a second, a warning indicator immediately lights up in the door mirror. Active at speeds between 19 and 87mph, this technology makes motoring safer for everybody.

In addition to its rear parking sensors, and depending on version, the New Captur can be delivered with front parking sensors and a reversing camera to simplify manoeuvring and help to avoid the bumps and scrapes that are an everyday risk in built-up areas.

Another new addition available as an option on higher-end versions – is Hands-Free Parking, which significantly facilitates parking manoeuvres. The driver begins by indicating what type of parking space they are looking for, be it parallel, perpendicular or at an angle. When the vehicle is travelling at speeds below 19mph, this system detects all available spaces. Once a suitable space has been identified, the system calculates and co-ordinates the vehicle’s steering, meaning the driver does not need to touch the wheel and can focus solely on acceleration and braking.

On top of these ADAS features, New Captur also maintains its impressive five star Euro NCAP rating.

03. Powertrains to suit every driver
Thanks to a choice of six different petrol and diesel powertrains, the New Captur line-up allows customers to specify the configuration that matches their requirements the most closely.

The two diesel powerplants available for Captur are the dCi 90 (mated to automatic transmission or a manual gearbox) and the dCi 110 (manual). Equipped with both Stop & Start technology and a system that recovers energy under braking and deceleration, this engine delivers 110hp at 4,000rpm and 260Nm of torque at 1,750rpm. A new turbo design makes this engine extremely responsive at lower revs.

The two petrol engines are the Energy TCe 90 (manual) and the TCe 120 (automatic or manual). Offering an alternative to the EDC (Efficient Dual Clutch) automatic transmission, this manual option will target cost-conscious customers who wish to retain complete driving control. Benefitting from direct injection, turbocharging and Stop & Start technology, this unit delivers 205Nm of torque at 2,000rpm.

Servicing plans for New Captur are available from £299 for 2 years / 20,000 miles. All versions provide the peace of mind of Renault’s 4+ warranty and assistance package. The car is protected against defects recognised by Renault for four years or 100,000 miles (first two years have no mileage limit). Renault provides emergency roadside repairs or towing to the nearest dealer 24/7 every day of the year, plus three years’ European cover. There is also a three-year paint warranty and 12 years’ cover against corrosion. 
04. Pricing, technical & ownership information

Technical Information
Captur
Power
(hp @ rpm)
Torque
(Nm @ rpm)
0-62mph (sec)
Top speed (mph)
Expression+ TCe 90
90
140 @ 2,250
13.2
106
Expression+ dCi 90
90
220 @ 1,750
13.1
106
Dynamique Nav TCe 90
90
140 @ 2,250
13.2
106
Dynamique Nav TCe 120
120
205 @ 2000
9.9
113
Dynamique Nav TCe 120 EDC Auto
120
205 @ 2000
10.6
119
Dynamique Nav dCi 90
90
220 @ 1,750
13.1
106
Dynamique Nav dCi 90 EDC Auto
90
220 @ 1,750
13.8
107
Dynamique Nav dCi 110
110
260 @ 1,750
11.4
112
Dynamique S Nav TCe 90
90
140 @ 2,250
13.2
106
Dynamique S Nav TCe 120
120
205 @ 2000
9.9
113
Dynamique S Nav TCe120 EDC Auto
120
205 @ 2000
10.6
119
Dynamique S Nav dCi 90
90
220 @ 1,750
13.1
106
Dynamique S Nav dCi 90 EDC Auto
90
220 @ 1,750
13.8
107
Dynamique S Nav dCi 110
110
260 @ 1,750
11.4
112
Signature X Nav TCe 90
90
140 @ 2,250
13.2
106
Signature X Nav TCe 120
120
205 @ 2000
9.9
113
Signature X Nav TCe 120 EDC Auto
120
205 @ 2000
10.6
119
Signature X Nav dCi 90
90
220 @ 1,750
13.1
106
Signature X Nav dCi 90 EDC Auto
90
220 @ 1,750
13.8
107
Signature X Nav dCi 110
110
260 @ 1,750
11.4
112
Signature S Nav TCe 120
120
205 @ 2000
9.9
113
Signature S Nav TCe 120 EDC Auto
120
205 @ 2000
10.6
119
Signature S Nav dCi 90 EDC Auto
90
220 @ 1,750
13.8
107
Signature S Nav dCi 110
110
260 @ 1,750
11.4
112

Ownership Information & Pricing
Captur
MPG
(NEDC)
CO2 (g/km)
BIK
(band)
VED
(Yr. 1)
Ins Group
Price (OTR)
Expression+ TCe 90
55.4
114
21%
£160
8E
£15,355
Expression+ dCi 90
78.5
95
21%
£120
11E
£17,315
Dynamique Nav TCe 90
55.4
114
21%
£160
9E
£16,645
Dynamique Nav TCe 120
51.4
125
24%
£160
14E
£17,545
Dynamique Nav TCe 120 EDC Auto
51.4
125
24%
£160
14E
£18,845
Dynamique Nav dCi 90
78.5
95
21%
£120
11E
£18,565
Dynamique Nav dCi 90 EDC Auto
74.3
99
21%
£120
11E
£19,865
Dynamique Nav dCi 110
76.4
98
21%
£120
14E
£19,265
Dynamique S Nav TCe 90
55.4
114
21%
£160
9E
£18,195
Dynamique S Nav TCe 120
51.4
125
24%
£160
14E
£19,095
Dynamique S Nav TCe 120 EDC Auto
51.4
125
24%
£160
14E
£20,395
Dynamique S Nav dCi 90
78.5
95
21%
£120
11E
£20,115
Dynamique S Nav dCi 90 EDC Auto
74.3
99
21%
£120
11E
£21,415
Dynamique S Nav dCi 110
76.4
98
21%
£120
15E
£20,815
Signature X Nav TCe 90
52.3
121
23%
£160
9E
£19,795
Signature X Nav TCe 120
50.4
127
24%
£160
14E
£20,695
Signature X Nav TCe 120 EDC Auto
50.4
127
24%
£160
14E
£21,995
Signature X Nav dCi 90
76.3
98
21%
£120
11E
£21,715
Signature X Nav dCi 90 EDC Auto
70.6
103
22%
£140
11E
£23,035
Signature X Nav dCi 110
72.4
101
22%
£140
15E
£22,435
Signature S Nav TCe 120
51.4
125
24%
£160
14E
£21,405
Signature S Nav TCe 120 EDC Auto
51.4
125
24%
£160
14E
£22,705
Signature S Nav dCi 90 EDC Auto
74.3
99
21%
£120
12E
£23,745
Signature S Nav dCi 110
76.4
98
21%
£120
15E
£23,145

New Captur Options

OPTION
Price
Techno Pack: Renault R-LINK Multimedia system including 7-inch touchscreen, TomTom® LIVE Satellite Navigation system (includes 36 months LIVE services subscription), Application Store, Eco Driving Menu, 4x35W FM/AM/DAB radio with 3D sound, Bluetooth®, USB and Hands-Free technology, compatible with Android Auto™, 2 tweeter and fingertip remote control with front and rear parking sensors and reverse parking camera
£600
Techno Pack BOSE®: Renault R-LINK with front and rear parking sensors, reverse parking camera and BOSE® Premium sound system
£800
Techno Pack Premium: Renault R-LINK with front, side and rear parking sensors, reverse parking camera, Hands-Free Parking and Blind Spot Warning
£1,000
Techno Pack BOSE® Premium: Renault R-LINK with front, side and rear parking sensors, reverse parking camera, Hands-Free Parking, blind spot warning and BOSE® Premium sound system
£1,200
Premium Pack – aluminium pedal unit, electrochrome rearview mirror and sunglasses storage
£100
Fixed glass panoramic roof
£400
Hands-Free Parking with side sensors, blind spot warning and BOSE® Premium Sound System
£700
Hands-Free Parking with side sensors and blind spot warning
£500
BOSE® Premium Sound System with MediaNav
£350
Rear parking sensors
£215
Automatic climate control with one touch demist function
£300
Automatic folding door mirrors
£20
Western European mapping for MediaNav
£110
Space-saver emergency spare wheel
£100