On March 7th at the Geneva Motor Show, Renault unveiled their face-lifted Captur to much excitement. The new Captur comes with a higher level of specification and updated styling.
The interior has also got a bit of an upgrade with a new Signature S trim level being added that comes with a newer R-Link infotainment system.
The Renault Captur is the best-selling B-segment crossover in Europe and has understandably had a few adjustments to keep it fresh and exciting. There are now an additional two colours to choose from, Desert Orange and Ocean Blue, as well as a new roof colour while the Captur will still keep its two-tone option. Like the other new Renault models, the new Captur will get full LED headlights as an option with LED daytime running lights as well, which form a C-shape motif. The skid plate, as seen on previous models, has been revised.
The Captur has been updated to look more like its larger sibling, the Kadjar. There are chrome strips on the grille, which are also seen on the revised Clio, and new skid plates on the front and rear bumpers. The Captur will also now offer a fixed glass roof depending on what trim level you choose.
The interior is considerably more refined with high-quality plastics and sleek chrome. The steering wheel has also got an upgrade with more upmarket materials and on certain trims, comes with full-grain leather. The door panels have been revised so they incorporate buttons and controls and the LED ceiling light provides individual reading lights.
The Signature S trim comes with a chrome-detailed grille, heated Nappa leather seats and Nappa leather steering wheel as well as leather-trimmed doorpanels, aluminium pedals and door sills. Not only that but Blind Spot Warning, East Park Assist, keyless ignition and hands-free entry all come as standard with the Signature S trim. It also comes with a premium Bose audio system and the latest multimedia system which allows you to use your own apps instead of Renault’s.
There are also three new alloy wheel designs, a set of 16-inch rims and two sets of 17-inch wheels, of which are available now. Nothing has changed in terms of engines and they are still offering the 0.9 and 1.2-litre turbocharged units and two 1.5-litre dCi diesels.
Because the changes are not major, it is thought that the price for the Captur will not rise. Prices will go up to £22,610 for the range-topping model though. The new Captur will be available in the Summer of 2017 and we think that this update will be enough to give the likes of the Kia Soul and Nissan Juke a run for their money.
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