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The all new Renault Captur boasts eye-catching good looks, family-friendly utility and superb fuel economy.

21 Nov 2014

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First shown at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, Renault's Captur (pronounced 'capture') crossover concept was an emphatic showcase of the exciting things to come from the French carmaker.

Built on the same platform as the Clio compact hatchback, but with an extended wheelbase (almost 30mm longer) and raised chassis (it sits 140mm taller than the current Clio RS), the Captur is the automotive equivalent of the skinny kid in school who had a growth spurt over the holidays.

Keyless entry is standard on the catchy Renault Captur


 
Although 0.9-litre and 1.2-litre petrol variants of Renault's first-ever urban crossover are available overseas, the local Capturs currently only come with Renault's 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel engine.

Exterior

In the looks department, the Captur has benefitted from French flair in its design. This is exhibited very clearly here, in a car designed with utility in mind - ferrying the kids to school, making the grocery run, or tripping to and from work.

Similar to how cross-fit exercises help build an athletic a lean and mean appearance without compromising on genteel looks, the Captur’s sleek, dynamic profile and curved haunches give it a stylishly active appearance.

Further augmenting the car's active personality and ability to tread off onto not-so-well-paved roads, is a distinctive gloss black grille design with a large Renault logo on point (a feature of Renault's new design language), large 17-inch dual-tone alloys and protective bumpers.

A subtle spoiler allows the funky-looking car to appear sporty


 
Looking dull isn't default for a car designed for utilitarian intents. With a dual-tone paintwork of Arizona Orange body and Ivory roof, our test car attracted many admiring glances from fellow motorists during our test drive.

While single-tone colours are also available, local Renault dealer Wearnes Automotive opted to make the full range of two-tone colour options available for a greater degree of customisation to increase the car's appeal.
Car Information
This model is no longer being sold by local distributors

Price

: -

Engine Type

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4-cylinder in-line Turbocharged

Engine Cap

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1461cc

Horsepower

:

66kW (89 bhp) / 4000 rpm

Torque

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220 Nm / 1750 rpm

Transmission

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6-speed (A) EDC

Acceleration (0-100 km/h)

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13.5sec

Top Speed

:

170km/h

Fuel consumption

:

25.6km/L

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