The new Renault Captur will be priced from £15,355 on-the-road, with CO2 emissions starting from 95g/km.
The car is available to order now ahead of deliveries from July.
The UK line-up features the 898cc TCe 90 and 1.2-litre TCe 120 petrol engines, plus the 1.5-litre dCi 90 and dCi 110 diesel units. A dual-clutch EDC gearbox is available with the TCe 120 and dCi 90 engines.
Renault says new Captur has evolved by taking a step closer in style to its bigger sibling, the Kadjar.
The interior benefits from higher grade plastics, sleek chrome and elegantly subdued colours. The steering wheel also has higher grade materials and, in higher-end versions, comes trimmed with full-grain leather.
Three multimedia systems are fitted according to equipment level: R&GO, Media Nav and R-Link.
R&GO transforms the user’s smartphone into a connected tablet, enabling the user to intuitively access the car’s most useful functions, including navigation (through an in-app purchase), telephone, multimedia and vehicle data.
Renault R-Link provides the new Captur with an advanced multimedia system. It comes with a seven-inch screen and incorporates navigation with real-time traffic updates, 3G connectivity, Bluetooth, media playback (photos, videos) and a wide variety of applications via Renault’s R-Link Store, as well as management of the vehicle’s driving aids (depending on version).
For the first time R-Link is compatible with Android Auto granting users direct access – via the 7-inch R-Link display – to smartphone applications: telephone functions, navigation, music and messages.
Blind spot warning and parking
For the first time, the new Captur incorporates Blind Spot Warning, which is available from Dynamique S Nav.
Four sensors work together to detect the presence of moving vehicles in the door mirror blind spots, including motorbikes and bicycles. When a vehicle is detected in the driver’s blind spot for longer than a second, a warning indicator immediately lights up in the door mirror and is active at speeds between 19mph and 87mph.
In addition to its rear parking sensors, and depending on version, the new Captur is also available with front parking sensors and a reverse parking camera.
Another new addition – available for higher-end versions – is the hands-free parking function.
The driver begins by indicating what type of parking space they are looking for, be it parallel, perpendicular or at an angle. When the vehicle is travelling at speeds below 19mph, this system detects all available spaces. Once a suitable space has been identified, the system calculates and co-ordinates the vehicle’s steering, meaning the driver does not need to touch the wheel and can focus solely on acceleration and braking.
New Captur range
The New Captur is offered in five trim levels that owners of other Renault vehicles will be accustomed to – Expression+, Dynamique Nav, Dynamique S Nav, Signature X Nav (previously Signature Nav), plus a new, even more luxurious trim – Signature S Nav.
The Captur has Euro NCAP’s maximum five-star safety rating. All models have a reinforced structure, high-efficiency front airbags, head/chest side airbags, seat belts with pre-tensioners and force limiters (front seats), anti-whiplash headrests, force limiter function (rear side seats), anti-submarining front seats (Fix4sure).
For child safety there are three-point ISOFIX child seat anchor points on the front passenger and outer rear seats.
All versions of New Captur are equipped with ABS with Emergency Brake Assist, Electronic Stability Control, Electronic Traction Control, cruise control, speed limiter and Hill Start Assist, providing a comprehensive array of systems to support safe handling and prompt, reassuring braking performance. It also benefits from a Roll Movement Intervention system, which helps restore stability in extreme situations where an excessive angle of body roll is detected.
The New Captur delivers a quality feel even from the entry level Expression+, with Ivory Interior Touch Pack and 16-inch alloy wheels with black inserts. Black front and rear skid plates are incorporated into the bumper. Expression+ also incorporates the new front and rear C-shaped LED Daytime Running Lights signature, Hands Free Keycard and air conditioning. DAB radio is now also standard across the range.
Even from this entry equipment level, the New Captur is completely connected, courtesy of the addition of the new version of R&GO.
As before, the Dynamique Nav is equipped with a 7-inch touchscreen housing the media nav infotainment system. This comprehensive multimedia system offers excellent value for money, considering the wealth of features it incorporates such as satellite navigation with traffic information, Bluetooth hands-free calling and audio streaming via the user’s smartphone.
It also includes climate control and Renault’s ECO2 function to optimise driving performance and fuel consumption. Compared to the original Captur, the new model adds 17-inch alloy wheel with black inserts and new upholstery design.
Dynamique S Nav
Dynamique S Nav trim includes two-tone bodywork, extra tinted windows, a central armrest, a leather steering wheel and leather topped handbrake and gear lever. It also includes rear parking sensors and adds new roof colour options, full LED front headlamps with cornering function, front fog lamps and grey front and rear skid plates.
From Dynamique S upwards, customers can now order a fixed glass sunroof available only with two-tone paint and the Premium Pack consisting of an aluminium pedal unit, electrochrome rearview mirror and sunglasses storage.
Signature X Nav
Signature Nav has been upgraded to Signature X Nav. As before, it has part-leather upholstery, heated front seats and Grip Xtend advanced traction control system with mud and snow tyres. It also has R-Link with 7-inch touchscreen now compatible with Android Auto, TomTom Satellite Navigation, DAB Radio, Bluetooth hands-free calling and USB ports.
An aluminium pedal unit, electrochrome rearview mirror and sunglasses storage is also standard.
The New Captur Signature X Nav adds Light Harmony coloured panels on the doors linked by a sweep of beige colour along the lower half of the dashboard, plus new 17-inch ‘Emotion’ alloy wheels with black inserts and front parking sensors.
The Signature X Nav’s Grip Xtend System assists on difficult surfaces, giving the Captur off-roading ability. Maximum grip on the road in difficult driving conditions is provided through the use of a simple thumbwheel on the centre console allowing the driver to take their Captur across different terrains without having to worry about the car's handling whilst driving.
All-New Signature S Nav
The interior of the Signature S has heated part-Nappa leather seats. An aluminium pedal unit, electrochrome rearview mirror and sunglasses storage is also standard.
To the exterior, there is a chrome-detailed grille, while front and rear skid plates feature a more metallic grey finish. The same effect is visible around the windows and drip seals, which are picked out in gloss black. Signature S Nav versions enjoy a specific range of colours, including the new Amethyst metallic paint. New wheels are the same as the Signature X – 17-inch Emotion alloy wheels with black inserts.
Finally, all of the in-car technologies available as options, including blind spot warning, hands free parking, are standard in the Signature S Nav.
These features are complemented by a premium Bose six-speaker audio system and the very latest version of Renault’s R-Link multimedia system, which grants access to all of the car’s multimedia functions with a single click, as well as all relevant smartphone applications courtesy of Android Auto.