2015 Renault Captur | New Car Review
* Funky and refreshing compared to what else is on the market.
* Interior materials are a bit of a letdown.
There’s something cheerful and rather mischievous about the Captur. The way its swept-back headlamps flank the black grille and complement the chrome fog light surrounds; it’s fresh, it’s different, and most of all, it’s refreshing.
Inside the cabin, Renault’s fascination with plastics is evident and while piano black trim and silver surrounds garnish bits and pieces, it’s the removable seat covers with zippers that are truly noteworthy. While a digital speedometer embellishes the instrument cluster, a 7-inch touch infotainment screen injects a dose of flamboyance into the centre console.
Equipped with an Easy Life drawer that replaces the traditional glovebox, the Captur offers drivers and passengers a storage compartment that is not only ingenious, but practical with its 11 litres of storage as well. Depending on the version, it even comes with customised LED lighting.
What’s on offer?
Under the sculpted hood of the Renault Captur, resides a 1.2 litre turbocharged unit that emits 112 horsepower and 190 Nm of torque. Mated to a six speed automatic transmission, it bears a top speed of 190 km/h and accelerates to the 100 km/h mark in 10.9 seconds.
While all three – the Captur, Trax, and the Juke – carry a funky persona and are catered to younger buyers, the Renault’s price point is simply a lot more affordable than its rivals. With numerous customisation options, portraying your individuality and standing out from the crowd is relatively easy with the Captur.
|Specifications||2015 Renault Captur|
|Engine/ Cylinders||1.2 litre turbocharged / 4-cyl|
|Max Power |
|112 hp @ 4,900 RPM|
|190 Nm @ 2,000 RPM|
|Tranmission||6 speed dual clutch automatic|
|Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|0-100 km/h||10.9 secs|
|Top speed||190 km/h|