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2021 Renault Captur SUV

2021 Renault Captur

Going through a facelift doesn’t sound at all appealing to me, even though many celebrities seem to have taken the plunge.  Renault’s new Captur has undergone some major face reconstruction and the result is quite attractive.  New headlights and more muscular bonnet lines look great.  The small SUV offers excellent space and practicality for the buyer needing reasonable interior space along with a large boot.  For a small SUV, the boot space is excellent.  The Captur also delivers on engine diversity, though Australia may just settle for the most powerful of the petrol variants, where efficiency is at the forefront.

So, get yourself into a 2021 Renault Captur, and heads will be turning in your direction wherever you go.  The Captur does have a striking appearance, emphasized with its eye-catching C-shaped LED running lights and LED headlights as standard.  The muscled shoulders and sculpted sides are flowing and clearly define the all-new Renault Captur’s vibrant, athletic look, and when sitting on the set of 18-inch alloys the new Captur’s classy looks won’t be missed.  A wider grille and redesigned bumpers look smarter, and there are up to ninety different external colour combinations that you can run with on purchase!  Inside the cabin, you can opt for one-of-eighteen different ways to have your interior.

2021 Renault Captur

As standard, the new Renault Captur’s dashboard is interesting to look at, and the materials used are of really good quality.  For not an awful lot extra there are a few cheap option packages that add flashes of colour to the dash, door panels, air vents and the gear lever surrounds, which can be had in red, blue and orange.  A 2021 Renault Captur cabin offers occupants very comfy seats that look premium, and so the base model and mid-range variants get cloth seats and a synthetic-leather steering wheel.  Range-topping Capturs (ZEN) lay it all on inside the cabin and have faux-leather seating and a real leather steering wheel.  Splashes of chrome combined with the flashes of colour make a superb statement.

Renault and safety walk hand in hand, and for this new 2021 model the all-new Captur is equipped with smart technology to keep you moving in the right direction safely.  It has the five-star safety tick from EuroNCAP testing and boasts the latest Advanced Driver Assistance Systems.  A 360-degree camera a driver height adjustable seat belt; driver and front passenger, side, head and curtain airbags; a front and rear no seatbelt audible warning, front driver and passenger side airbag deactivation, a front dash warning indicator in case of heavy braking, a distance warning alert for objects, a tyre pressure warning light, an electric parking brake, an Advanced Emergency Braking System (AEBS), hill start assist, an anti-lock brake system with emergency brake assist, electronic stability control and 3 rear seatbelts are all standard items.

The Renault Captur offers a range of engines in Europe and around the globe, including one of the most powerful engine in its class.  A couple of petrols, two diesels and a plug-in petrol-electric hybrid are offered, though Australia may likely take the best of the petrol variants only.  Automatic gearboxes with seven speeds, or five and six-speed manuals are available, depending on the engine.  So, Renault’s four-cylinder, 96 kW 1.3-litre petrol has a nice balance between performance and fuel economy.  It’ll get the 0-100 km/h dash in less than 11 seconds and yet will return you a decent 5.5 litres/100 km most of the time.  There’s also a 74 kW three-cylinder, 1.0-litre petrol, perfect for running city errands; however, the 1.3 is better suited for the open road.

The gruntiest engine for the new Renault Captur is the 115 kW version of the 1.3-litre petrol.  It feels sprightly and responsive but is a little bit thirstier for fuel, as you would expect.

Two diesel options are also available which are very decent cruisers for the motorway; these two turbo-diesels are also superbly frugal.  Hopefully we’ll get one of these.  There is also a hybrid version which proves extremely efficient in and around town.

Some of the nice techie gear includes: a smart driver-focused cockpit that features a 9.3-inch touchscreen, wireless charging and full-screen smartphone replication, Renault’s MULTI-SENSE technology enables you to personalise the interior ambient lighting and powertrain response settings, a BOSE premium sound system with eight speakers and a subwoofer, satellite navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and even an audio upgrade are nice features.  DAB radio and Bluetooth are standard, too.

The 2021 Renault Captur is classed as being a small SUV, but with clever interior space the new Captur boasts a rear bench seat that can slide forwards and backwards as one unit.  This trick means that Renault’s smallest SUV boasts 536 litres of luggage space with the rear seats pushed forwards, which is the largest of any small SUV.  With the seats slid fully back, the boot space is 404 litres.  A nice deep centre console under the front occupant armrest, a big glovebox with a pull-out tray, a couple of big cup holders, and door bins in the front that can take a 1.5-litre bottle of water make it pretty useful for carrying plenty of snacks.  The cubby at the base of the dash is handy, too, and can serve as a nice wireless charging pad.

I you’re a back seat passenger in the new Renault Captur, then you’ll be pleasantly surprised with the decent amount of knee and head space – even for tall adults.  Carrying three big lads in the back will be a squish, mainly due to the width between the rear doors not being that spectacular, as it is in all small SUVs.

How about the drive?  The latest Captur is good to drive in town, offering easy light steering, a tight turning circle and decent visibility for the driver right around the car.  The Captur feels well planted and stable for a small SUV.  Head out on the motorway, and the Captur happily lopes along at legal limits but it won’t break any speed records, which won’t bother its target market one iota; as it shouldn’t.  Probably best to get the biggest diesel if motorway work is part of the grind, however the 115 kW petrol is equally powerful and efficient.

2021 Renault Captur

The 2021 Renault Captur models will likely include the 115 kW petrol engine in:

  • Captur Intens
  • Captur S-Edition
  • Captur ZEN

For any more information on the new Renault Captur, or for that matter, any other new car, contact one of our friendly consultants on 1300 303 181.  If you’d like some fleet discount pricing (yes even for private buyers!), we can submit vehicle quote requests out to our national network of Renault dealers and come back with pricing within 24 hours.  Private Fleet – car buying made easy!