It looks like TC Euro Cars, the official distributors of Renault vehicles in Malaysia, are finally gearing up to add a fifth model to their range of local offerings.
On the Malaysian website, the company has begun teasing the arrival of its new 2015 Renault Captur: the European equivalent of the Honda HR-V and Mazda CX-3 is coming to you, very soon.
Bear in mind however, that despite the smaller engine offerings of the Captur (based on what's available in Europe), we do expect its prices to be a little bit higher, given that the car is likely to be only a CBU, and may offer a slightly more sophisticated powertrain, such as a dual-clutch transmission (if that happens).
Else, there’s only a microsite up and running and a banner showing the car at the moment, so there’s very little we can tell you about what Malaysian specifications of the car may turn out to be. You can check out the local microsite here: http://www.captur.com.my/
The banner also describes that the Captur SUV will be available for public viewing at the Bangsar Shopping Centre, Centre Court on the 29th of July to the 2nd of August 2015.
The Captur is a compact SUV much like the Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-3 and Ford EcoSport types, and in the same vein, utilises a B-segment hatchback’s platform to underpin an SUV body.
Just like the Renault Clio which the Captur is based on, the SUV is exclusively front-wheel driven, and internationally, is offered with several engines, ranging from its three-cylinder 0.9-litre petrol to 1.5-litre diesels, all part of the brand’s Energy TCe range.
Most interestingly from their range of variants is an Energy TCe 120, which is a 1.2-litre petrol mill, paired with Renault’s EDC six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission – a possible choice for Malaysians? We’ll see.