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The Renault Captur 2017 - First Look

Renault Captur Side View

The Renault Captur is a smart supermini crossovver that has good looks, clever interior design and many customisation options.

It’s definitely a worthy competitor to the Nissan Juke and Peugeot 2008.

Renault offers the Captur with a simple range of core trims, but all are well equipped: indeed, every car apart from the base model comes with sat nav, which is a real standout in this sector. All share the same stylish looks, so you won’t feel too hard done by if you choose the basic model. There is a huge array of customisation options, too.

The facelift includes mild updated outside and inside and same petrol and diesel line but with better performance. For lower fuel consumption and emissions will be in charge stop-start and ESM system.

Renault Captur Interior Shot

Petrol Engine

Main petrol engine is ENERGY TCe 90 or 0.9 L Inline-3 engine with 90 horses at 5,250 rpm and 100 lb-ft of torque at 2,500 rpm. With acceleration from 0 to 62 mph (0-100 km/h) for 13 seconds, Captur with this engine can reach a maximum speed up to 106 mph (170 km/h). Fuel consumption is estimated at 55 mpg in average drive or 5.0 l/100km, while CO2 emission is 115 g/km.

Stronger petrol option is ENERGY TCE 120 or 1.2 L Inline-4 with 115 horses at 4,900 rpm and 140 lb-ft of torque at 2,000 rpm. More power decreases acceleration to 10.9 seconds and increase maximum speed to 120 mph (195 km/h). CO2 emission is 125 g/km while fuel consumption is 5.4 l/100km or 52 mpg in average drive.

Diesel Engine

Main diesel engine is ENERGY dCi 90 or 1.5 L Inline-4 engine with 90 horses at 4,000 rpm and 162 lb-ft of torque at 1,750 rpm. This engine accelerates for 13 seconds and can reach a maximum speed up to 106 mph (170 km/h). Fuel consumption is 72mpg in average or 3.9 l/100km with 103 g/km CO emission. With stop-start technology CO2 emission is lowered to 95 g/km while consumption is lowered to 3.5 l/100km or 78 mpg. Next to him in diesel line will be ENERGY dCi 110 with 110 horses at 4,000 rpm and 76 mpg fuel consumption. This 1.5 L Inline-4 dCi emits 98 g/km.

The Captur is an award winning vehicle in the safety department. Some of the plethora of safety features include airbags, ABS, Brake Assist, anti-slip regulation, tyre pressure monitoring, driving aids, rear parking sensors, Cruise Control, reverse parking camera, Emergency Brake Assist, and Electronic Stability Control Hill Start Assist.

The Captur being crash tested

Here’s a video to take a look.