British Asia Network - Shahzad Sheikh
London 5 July 2019 - The Captur is a best-seller for Renault being a compact crossover SUV-style vehicle that's family-friendly and great value - 1.2 million units have been sold since it was launched in 2013.
It's based on the new Clio platform but is actually longer and wider than before enhancing its SUV stance. But whilst it retains familiar looks on the outside including the contrasting 'floating roof' it's inside where the Captur sees the biggest improvements.
Again it takes inspiration from the new Clio with a driver focussed cabin featuring a modern interior with digital instrumentation along with improvements in comfort and quality, and employing better grade materials.
There is a choice of three petrol engines from a three-cylinder 1.0-litre with 100bhp, the 1.3 130bhp and the 155bhp version. Alternatively there is a 95bhp 1.5-litre diesel engine along with a 115bhp version too. The cars are available with a 6-speed manual or 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmissions.
A E-Tech plug-in hybrid will be introduced next year. It will be able to do up to 28 miles at speeds of up to 83mph in pure electric mode. The petrol engine is a 1.6-litre.