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Renault tailored for CAPTUR the crossover market in SA

With the launch of its Captur crossover, Renault is set to expand SA’s competitive Group B SUV segment

  • SUV persona + flexible and modular MPV layout +? hatch dynamism = the all-new RENAULT CAPTUR CROSSOVER
  • Flagship Captur Dynamique EDC introduces Renault’s F1-inspired, new generation 1.2 litre 88kW powerplant
  • Priced from just R219 900, Captur is really a multi-functional and multi-faceted crossover that strikes the ideal balance between beautiful design and practicality: the best all-in-one package

The all-new RENAULT CAPTUR Crossover is themarque’s latest addition to its fresh and diverse model line-up and set to become a serious contender in South Africa’s very popular and highly competitive B-segment small utility vehicle (SUV) category.

While the beautifully practical Captur crossover has got the features of a standard SUV, it embodies so much more. Combining the personality of the SUV and also the spaciousness of an MPV using the dynamism of the hatch, new Renault Captur crossover is the ultimate all-in-one package. Competitively priced, the entry-level Expression 66kW Turbo carries a price tag of just R219 900.

Renault Captur offers three derivatives, all petrol-powered: the flagship Dynamique EDC featuring Renault’s new generation 1.2 litre 88kW EDC Turbo power plant, the Dynamique 66kW Turbo and Expression 66kW Turbo. These new generation Turbo engines really are a direct result of Renault’s renowned adaptation of Formula 1 (F1) technology and transfer to road cars.

Borne of the Captur concept car shown at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, Captur encapsulates Renault design chief, Laurens van den Acker’s design technique for Renault featuring the trademark diamond-shaped centrepiece which dominates the crossover’s front grille and LED daytime running lights, two features with which the Nigeria marketplace is becoming increasingly familiar.

An easy-to-drive, multi-functional and -faceted crossover that strikes the perfect balance between beautiful design and practicality, Captur provides a selection of bi-tone body colours (Dynamique models only) and 16″ and 17″ alloys rims as standard on Expression and Dynamique variants respectively. Super-stylish, curvaceous lines are complemented through the chrome-plated Renault diamond set in to the imposing black grille as well as the front Leds already mentioned.

With its flexible, modular layout, Captur’s interior is spacious – as is the boot area – which houses hidden, yet easy-to-access space for storage. Immediately eye-catching are the innovative shell-shaped seats which feature trendily designed, practical zip collection covers (on Dynamique models) that are easily removed and washable. Leather seats are an option on the Dynamique 88kW EDC variant.

Renault Captur involves market in Nigeria with a proven European track record. Following its international debut at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, the crossover launched in France in April that year. While the sales tally for the nine months to end-December 2019 totalled a remarkable 94 000, a further 161 000 Capturs found homes with very happy owners in Europe during 2019.

Renault Captur continues to be a worldwide success for the brand – success that Renault South Africa is confident of emulating in the local market. For all those spirited, searching those who appreciate the finer things, simply love life and savour every moment from it, the brand new Renault Captur crossover is the perfect lifestyle complement.

Described by one European journalist as “a concise crossover combining 4×4 looks with supermini dimensions”, using its SUV-styling and persona, MPV-like practicality and also the dynamism offered by a hatch, Renault Captur is sure to have great appeal for SA motorists.

The petrol-powered Renault Captur line-up offers two manual derivatives, the 66kW Turbo Dynamique and Expression models and top-of-the-range Dynamique 88kW Turbo (EDC auto only).

Clearly based on the idea car revealed in Geneva this year, Captur is modern and classy with curves out of all right places. Using its ground clearance of 170mm and elevated driving position, Captur includes a bold presence.

An easy-to-drive, multi-functional and multi-faceted crossover that strikes the perfect balance between beautiful design and practicality, with the Dynamique variants, Captur offers a choice of bi-tone body colours.

In addition to the front end LED daytime running lights, the two Dynamique models also boast cornering fog light activation (under specific conditions). Large alloy rims come standard – 16″on Expression and 17″on Dynamique models. Side mirrors and door handles are body-coloured with all additional exterior finishes in chrome.

With chrome and gloss interior finishes, quality and innovation abound through the cabin’s flexible and modular MPV-like layout. Immediately eye-catching are its innovative shell-shaped seats which boast trendily designed, practical zip collection covers (Dynamique only) which are easily removed and washable. While a leather controls is standard on the Dynamique derivatives, leather seats are also a choice around the Dynamique EDC variant.

Easy-access handles effortlessly slide the trunk bench seat forward (by up to 16cm) also it can be also folded flat. The maximum capacity of the boot as seen when opening the hatch door totals 377 litres split by an innovative two-position boot floor using its cleverly hidden yet easy-to-access storage area. Using the rear bench seat pushed to the forward most position, the overall capacity increases to 455 litres. Using the rear seats folded down, the entire maximum boot space measures a substantial 1 235 litres.

In the two Dynamique models, the boot floor is reversible: smooth on one side with an anti-slide surface on the other.

With smart technology at every turn, Captur has a host of fitments and features that exceed the conventional in the market segment.

Super-smart, like several its Renault siblings, the Captur crossover offers Bluetooth? connectivity which helps safe, convenient and hands-free telephony and music streaming from external devices when on the run. Renault’s MediaNav integrated on-board multimedia system with 7″ touchscreen is standard. Sat nav and Arkamys radio plus USB port are contained in the price tag with every feature easily accessed via fingertip controls conveniently located alongside the steering column.

Safety is synonymous with the Renault brand and, with an unrivalled safety package standard across the Captur range, the newcomer achieved a 5-Star Euro NCAP rating in 2019, the 15th Renault model to do so.

The Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) coupled with Emergency Brake Assist (EBA) takes over and automatically applies maximum brake pressure when an emergency braking situation is detected and is able to shorten braking distance by up to nine metres.

The Electronic Stability Program (ESP) ensures vehicle stability and assists the driver to prevent possible loss of control caused by excessive speed or slippery road conditions. It detects and reduces loss of traction, reduces engine power and brakes on independent wheels in the event of losing control.

As is the case across Renault’s entire range of products, the all-new Captur crossover comes standard having a 5-year/150 000km mechanical warranty; a 3-year/45 000km service plan and a 6-year anti-corrosion warranty. Services take place at 15 000km/1 year intervals.

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In the two years since its global launch in April 2019, the Renault Captur crossover has tallied up a raft of European accolades including 2019 Best Small SUV and Car of the Year 2019 (awarded through the French Association of Automotive Press).

Pundits are predicting that the all-new Renault Captur will discover favour from our market and perform just as well on South African roads.

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