Full specs and prices for the Renault Captur announced
Tuesday 23 April 2013
• Supermini Crossover set to arrive in July
• Four trim levels available
• Priced from £12,495
Final specifications and prices for the Renault Captur crossover have been announced, a month after it made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show. The new car will be up against some stiff competition in the form of the Nissan Juke, Vauxhall Mokka and the forthcoming Peugeot 2008 and Ford EcoSport.
There will be four trim levels available – Expression, Expression+, Dynamique Media Nav and Dynamique S Media Nav. Entry-level Expression models cost from £12,495 come with 16-inch alloys, a 60/40 split and sliding rear bench seat, body-coloured bumpers, cruise control, ECO mode (which can improve your fuel efficiency by up to 10 per cent), stop/start technology, traction control, all-round electric windows and Hill-Start Assist.
Expression+ models (which are priced from £14,495) add front fog lights, body-coloured door mirrors and handles, a hands-free keycard, climate control and automatic lights and wipers. Both Expression and Expression+ models are only available with a choice of two engines. An 89bhp turbocharged, 900cc three-cylinder petrol engine, returns 56.5mpg and emits 113g/km of CO2 and a 89bhp, 1.5-litre four cylinder diesel engine, which manages 76.4mpg and 95g/km of CO2.
Thirdly, there is Dynamique Media Nav, which Renault expects to be the best-seller in the UK. This model benefits from removable seat covers, a chrome colour pack and the MediaNav infotainment system which incorporates satellite navigation with an Arkamys radio, Bluetooth and USB connectivity as well as hands-free functionality.
At the top of the range is Dynamique S Media Nav (priced from £16,495), which gets electric folding door-mirrors, rear parking sensors, heated front seats, 17-inch coloured alloys and contrasting roof and door mirror colours. These two models are also available with the two previously mentioned engines and the 1.2-litre TCe 120 petrol engine which manages 52.3mpg and emits 125g/km of CO2. This engine is only available with the six-speed dual-clutch EDC transmission. All the others come with a choice of manual or automatic gearboxes.
The Captur is also available with a vast range of options, including the R-Link infotainment system and a range of eight exterior paint colours. Order books open on May 1, and the car will arrive in showrooms on July 1.
By James Richardson