The new Renault Captur was unveiled at Geneva International Motor Show early in March. Europe’s best-selling urban crossover in 2016, with sales of 215,670 vehicles, has reinvented itself to feature more distinctive styling and new advanced technologies, without sacrificing any of its user-friendliness. And, for the first time, a range-topping Captur Signature S Nav version should be available.
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 Silver option for the roof. There will be 36 potential combinations enable customers to tailor the appearance of their new Capturs to match their personal taste.
The new Captur also offers seven different interior touch packs in the following colours: 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 (hub caps and side sill protector ).
Full-LED 'Pure Vision' front lights (depending on version ) enhance both the vehicle’s look and safety, while reducing glare. At the bottom of the bumper, the new Captur incorporates the C-shaped LED daytime running lights that have become recognised as the brand’s lighting signature. The rear lights similarly include this hallmark, which is visible both night and day.
The 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 addition of a chrome strip. At both the front and rear, the bumper incorporates new skid plates in evidence of the Captur’s adventurous credentials.
Three types of wheel are available across the range: one 16-inch rim (Adventure ) and two 17-inch wheels (Emotion and Explore ).
The new Captur can be specified with a fixed glass roof (depending on version ). Available exclusively in the vehicle’s two-tone configuration, this new feature provides an even brighter cabin.
The cabin is more refined, benefitting from high-quality plastics, sleek chrome and elegantly subdued colours. The steering wheel is made from more upmarket materials and, on certain 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 provides individual reading lights.
Available on some versions, new seats have been designed to be more cosseting, offering additional lateral support and greater comfort. At the same time, the new Captur retains its most practical features, including the availability of removable upholstery and Grip Xtend, depending on trim level.
“The Captur was the first model in Renault’s new crossover line-up," says Mario Polla, Captur's design project manager. " It was important for us to refresh its external appearance in line with the newer models in the range, the Kadjar and the forthcoming Koleos.
"We also enhanced the quality inside the cabin by replacing injection-moulded plastic with trimmed materials, and the choice of colours and fabrics is now more sophisticated too. We have paid great attention to every detail overall and the strength of the car. We have upgraded the fit and finish of the car.”