Launched in 2013, Renault Captur is a compact crossover five-door car manufactured by French automaker Renault and is based on 4th generation Clio incorporating design lines from the homonymous concept. It is aimed at appealing to buyers who want something more stylish and functional car than the regular supermini but don’t need the extra size or cost of larger crossovers. It is targeted at younger generation offering the host of customized options to reinforce the real ownership pride. The Renault Captur competes with Ford Ecosport, Holden Trax, Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-3, Nissan Juke, Peugeot 2008, Skoda Yeti and Suzuki S-Cross.
2017 Renault Captur – Exterior and Interior Specs
The 2017 Renault Captur is designed on the theme “cute” to attract new generation buyers. Its body is made out of carbon fiber with a detachable roof. Renault Captur is available in stylish colors, 17 inches “Explore” alloy wheels with a modern cabinet. The seats are big and comfortable, giving a commanding view of the driving. Perched some 100 mm higher than Clio, Renault Captur has roomy and versatile interiors. The Captur offers comfortable driving position due to its plump cushions, ample ventilation, excellent instrumentation, plentiful storage and uncomplicated touch screen multi-media systems.
Cargo space is 377-455 liters with back rest erect which increases to 1235 liters when folded and hence benefits from a clever multi-configurable floor. The dashboard is functional and logical with a big central screen dominating the dash. A reasonably high-resolution screen displays the standard reverse camera, standard sat-nav, audio, climate controls, automatic headlights & wipers, LED daytime running lights, rear parking sensors, one-touch door unlocking, and walkaway locking, push-button start, cruise control, etc. These features are common across the variants of the Renault Captur 2017.
2017 Renault Captur – Engine and Performance
The 2017 Renault Captur is offered in both petrol and diesel turbo charged engines. The entry-level is 0.9-liter three-cylinder petrol engine comes with a five-speed manual gearbox while the top end 1.2-liter four-cylinder petrol is available only with a six-speed automatic box. A 1.2-liter engine that is capable of producing 112 hp and 140-pound-feet of twisting force powers the Captur. This engine can accelerate the 2017 Renault Captur from a standstill to 100 kilometers per hour in just 11 seconds. There are two 1.5-litre types of diesel with different power outputs; the lower-powered one can be had with a manual or automatic gearbox, whereas the higher-powered unit gets the manual box only. A diesel engine (1.5-liter) is capable of producing 90 hp and 160-pound feet of twisting force. It generates enough power to accelerate the 2017 Captur from a standstill to 100 kilometers per hour in just 13 seconds. The Captur also delivers excellent fuel economy and it also does not produce too many dangerous emissions. The engines can either be mated to a 5-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed automatic transmission.
2017 Renault Captur – Price and Release Date
The 2017 Renault Captur has been around in the market for some time now and Renault is not expected to make drastic changes in the pricing of the Captur. The Captur 2017 is expected to be available in the market during early 2017 at a price level of about 22,000 dollars.