Renault Debuts All-New Captur - Familiar, But All-New

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Renault Debuts All-New Captur - Familiar, But All-New

Six years and 1.2 million units later, Renault is ready to introduce the all-new second generation Captur.

Now built on the company’s modular CMF-B platform, the all-new Captur is now 4,228 mm long (+ 106 mm), 1,797 mm wide (+19 mm), and 1,566 mm tall (-1 mm). Wheelbase of the all-new model has been lengthened to 2,639 mm, an increase of 33 mm over the model it replaces.

From the exterior, the all-new Captur now adopts Renault’s latest design language with its signature C-shaped LED daytime running lights. LED headlights are now a standard fitment across the range.

The all-new Captur also gets two wide air deflectors in front of the wheel arches, which help limit air turbulence and improve the Captur’s aerodynamic performance. Unlike the predecessor’s disc and drum brakes combination, the all-new Captur should now get all round discs.

The C-shaped lights trend is carried to the rear end, with the all-new Captur featuring a unique-looking pair of tail lights. The rear end of the all-new Captur is also adorned with chrome trim pieces at each end of the bumper, while an SUV-esque rear protection trim piece help complete the back end.

Renault has also revamped the interior of its newest crossover, now with a completely new dashboard design with a floating-style infotainment display called the “Smart Cockpit”. The infotainment system runs on Renault’s Easy Link software, which includes support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The Easy Link infotainment system also includes 4G LTE connectivity and a built-in navigation system by TomTom with real-time traffic updates.

Depending on the variant, the Easy Link infotainment system is available in three versions:

  • 7.0-inch display
  • 7.0-inch display with built-in navigation
  • 9.3-inch display with built-in navigation

Similar to the all-new Clio (which isn’t on sale here, yet), the all-new Captur also gets a digital display in the instrument cluster, available in sizes between 7.0- and 10.2-inches.

At launch, a range of petrol and diesel engines will be made available on the all-new Captur, with varying output levels. For the petrol engines, output figures range from 100 hp to 155 hp, while diesel output figures range from 95 hp to 115 hp.

The most powerful petrol engine is the TCe 130, a 1.3-litre turbocharged engine that does 155 hp and 270 Nm, hooked up to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic.

Come 2020, Renault will be introducing a plug-in hybrid version of the Captur called the E-Tech Plug-in. Renault claims that the plug-in hybrid version of the all-new Captur can deliver up to 45 km and travel at speeds of up to 135 km/h using just electric power.

As for its safety equipment, the all-new Renault Captur can be specified with Renault’s Easy Drive system, which includes:

  • Highway and Traffic Jam Companion
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop and Go
  • Automatic Dipped Headlights
  • Active Emergency Braking
  • Blind Spot Warning
  • Traffic Signal Recognition with Speeding Alert
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Easy Park Assist

While the previous generation Renault Captur was built in Renault’s facility in Spain, among others, the company has said that for the all-new model, production will be moved to China.

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Eric

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Prior to covering the automotive scene, Eric was the tech support fella. Now he's either busy driving or editing videos.


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