Renault Captur 2020: pricing and specs revealed
Renault has revealed pricing and specs of the all-new Captur. Priced from £17,595 OTR, first customer deliveries are expected in March 2020.
Described as a more modern, more muscular and more expressive with more SUV design cues, the small crossover is significantly larger than the outgoing model with 110mm added to its length and boot capacity increased to a vast 536 litres.
At the front, the bumper features two wide air deflectors to help limit drag and improve fuel consumption. The all-new Captur also features a wider grille with elements running into the LED headlamps. These are fitted as standard along with Renault’s trademark C-Shape daylight running lights.
Perhaps the biggest changes are on the inside, with the interior benefitting from a complete redesign. The Smart Cockpit layout is angled slightly towards the driver with a new 7in or 9.3in portrait infotainment system taking pride of place depending on the spec.
This floating unit is slightly curved for ease of use and frees up space for a wireless pad for smartphone charging. A 7 or 9.3-inch digital display rounds off the Smart Cockpit depending on the spec, replacing analogue dials.
New features on the all-new Captur include the option of a 360-degree camera and active emergency braking with cyclist and pedestrian detection, both of which are firsts in the Renault range.
With the launch of the new Captur, Renault has introduced a straightforward line-up of three trim levels to choose from.
Captur Play (£17,595) is the entry-level model and features 17-inch steel wheels with hubcaps, automatic windscreen wipers, automatic climate control, a leather-trimmed steering wheel, a 4.2-inch TFT monitor and a seven-inch infotainment system with support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
A host of safety equipment also comes as standard, including lane-keeping assist, lane departure warning, active emergency braking, traffic sign recognition, cruise control and a speed limiter.
Moving up the range, Captur Iconic (£19,095) improves on this with the addition of 17-inch alloy wheels, LED front fog lamps, two-tone paint, rear privacy glass, rear parking sensors , satnav and roof bars.
The top of the range model, Captur S Edition (£20,595) ups the ante with a set of 17-inch diamond cut alloys, front parking sensors, automatic headlamps and a reversing camera. The interior gets an upgrade to with synthetic leather upholstery, ambient lighting, a seven-inch digital instrument cluster and the larger 9.3-inch infotainment system.
Three petrol and two diesel engines will be available at launch, with a plug-in hybrid joining the line-up later in 2020.
A 100hp three-cylinder 1.0-litre TCe is the entry-level engine and comes with a five-speed manual gearbox, while mid-level offers a four-cylinder 1.3-litre TCe engine with 130hp and either a seven-speed auto or six-speed manual.
At the top of the petrol range is a 155hp version of the 1.3-litre engine offering 270Nm of torque via a seven-speed dual-clutch auto gearbox.
The two diesel options feature a four-cylinder 1.5 Blue dCi engine with 95hp and 115hp. Both are available with a six-speed manual, while the seven-speed auto is offered on the 115hp version.
The E-Tech, arriving after launch, will be the first plug-in hybrid offered in its class. Capable of driving up to 28 miles at speeds of up to 83mph in pure electric mode, the drivetrain comprises a four-cylinder 1.6-litre petrol engine with two electric motors powered by a 9.8kWh battery.
As for charging, Captur E-Tech gets Mode 2-compatible charging plug for domestic sockets and a Mode 3 plug for charging stations.