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Renault Captur

Renault Captur

Renault Captur

Doesn’t the name Captur sound exciting, with almost a tone of pirate talk?  You would be right matey if you did get excited about the all-new Renault Captur, as it does have a sense of adventure about the way it has been designed.  It is small, and yet the Captur has crossover ability.  The ride is higher than average, and the ground clearance offers a little bit extra for heading down a gravel road.  Spunky styling and typical Renault ride comfort make this a car that turns heads and is nice and fun to drive.

Two petrol engines are offered for the Renault Captur.  One is a super frugal 0.9-litre motor that zips along happily.  It has a useful 66 kW and 135 Nm to play with via a light shifting 5-speed manual gearbox.  0-100 km/h is done in 13 seconds, so this indicates that you’ll need to take your time when fully laden with passengers and luggage.  The other engine is a slightly larger 1.2-litre motor that has happily made owners proud who drive the Clio.  Offering a healthy 88 kW and 190 Nm, this would definitely be my choice of engine if you are thinking of doing a lot more open road work.  This engine is linked to an EDC twin-clutch automatic gearbox.

For such a small car, the mini crossover Captur has one of the best small car rides; it soaks up the bumps with ease and remains confidently in control over a range of road surfaces.  In the front suspension, the pseudo-McPherson struts do a really great job of providing secure and accurate steering control, while at the rear the torsion beam tracks consistently.

Inside, the Renault Captur has a pleasantly dazzling interior.  There is plenty of plastic; however, it has been put together well and provides detailing that boasts chrome highlighting.  The infotainment touch screen is a goodie and sits neatly in the centre console.  Some excellent techie features are standard on all models, and these include sat-nav and a rear-view camera.  Seat and cabin trim can be optioned with either orange or blue highlighting which, in my book, looks pretty cool.  The Dynamique model does have a step-up in the cabin quality, feel and appearance, with more chrome and black highlighting.  Some new cars have seemed to skip on the comfort level and padding in the seats in favour of saving a few extra pennies, however it is pleasant to note that the Renault Captur boasts comfortable seats with a good degree of padding for the longer haul.

Renault Captur Interior

Renault Captur Interior

Space is remarkably good for such a small car.  In the boot area you can stack away 377 litres of luggage.  The rear seats can be slid forward to increase the volume to 455 litres.  Of course, there is the fold the rear seats flat option which then enables 1235 litres of space to be filled.

Renault Australia are offering the new Captur with a 5 year/unlimited km warranty, 5 year road assistance and three services at a capped priced.  So be the lucky owner of a new Renault Captur and make your drive a little more exciting!

The current Renault Captur models include the:

  • Renault Captur
  • Renault Captur Dynamique

For any more information on the 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!