Renewed Renault Captur imminent

Words: Nile Bijoux
25 May 2018

Renault’s facelifted Captur SUV will be here soon with drastically reduced pricing. Where the little SUV used to ask $35,990, it will now cost $29,990. Renault NZ GM, Henry Belt, says Captur’s new pricing makes European sophistication available to a new group of SUV buyers.

Being a smaller SUV with a kerb weight of 1200kg, the Captur manages with a 1.2-litre turbocharged engine, making 88kW/190Nm, unchanged from the original. The six-speed dual-clutch carries over too and fuel consumption is a claimed 5.4L/100km.

It comes with a five-star Euro NCAP rating though there are no actve safety features to speak of. Standard items include ESP, traction control and ABS with Emergency Brake Assist. Rear parking sensors and a reversing camera; dusk-sensing headlights and automatic rain-sensing wipers also make the grade.

Furthermore, there’s comfort entry, climate air, Renault’s own navigation system, a seven-inch infotainment screen and stereo system with radio, MP3 and USB inputs. Luggage space expands from 377 litres to 1225 litres, depending on seat configuration.

“Throughout the second half of 2018 we are aiming to take a bigger share of the intensely competitive SUV market by broadening our SUV offerings to meet the diverse lifestyles of our New Zealand customers. The Captur Phase II will help us meet a whole new range of customers,” Mr Belt said.

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