2015 Renault Captur | New Car Review

Posted on May 31, 2015 by
2015 Renault Captur
  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 4 stars
  • Excellent
AEDAED 57,900
  • 4/5 Avg. User Rating

  • Rated 4 stars
  • 1 Review

  • 2015
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  • Last modified: May 31, 2015
  • Exterior
    Editor: 80%
  • Interior
    Editor: 70%
  • Quality
    Editor: 60%
  • Features
    Editor: 70%
  • Performance
    Editor: 70%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 80%

Review Summary:

The Captur is an offering from the French manufacturer that is based on the fourth generation Clio and is targeted at the youth. Falling into the segment, the Captur faces competition from the likes of Chevrolet’s Trax and Nissan’s Juke.

Pros

* Funky and refreshing compared to what else is on the market.

Cons

* Interior materials are a bit of a letdown.

Looks

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.

2015 Renault Captur front

Feels

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.

2015 Renault Captur interior

Engineering

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.

2015 Renault Captur side

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.

2015 Renault Captur side

Summing it…

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.

2015 Renault Captur rear

Specifications

Specifications2015 Renault Captur
Engine/ Cylinders1.2 litre turbocharged / 4-cyl
Max Power
(bhp/rpm)
112 hp @ 4,900 RPM
Max Torque
(Nm/rpm)
190 Nm @ 2,000 RPM
Tranmission6 speed dual clutch automatic
DriveFront Wheel Drive
0-100 km/h10.9 secs
Top speed190 km/h
PriceAED 57,900

One Response to 2015 Renault Captur | New Car Review

  1. Salman Reply

    August 25, 2016 at 9:35 pm

    • Rated 4 stars

    The problem this car has is turbo lag and interior plastics that this car has…

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