New Renault Captur: nip and tuck time for French crossover | CAR Magazine

New Renault Captur: nip and tuck time for French crossover

Published: 02 May 2017

► New Renault Captur
► Facelift prices and specs
► Available now from £15k

You’re spoiled for choice if you’re after a small crossover and now you have another one to consider. This is the facelifted Renault Captur, the French brand’s baby SUV based on the Clio. The revised car gets a tweaked look and refreshed interior, and is available to order now priced from £15,355.

The revised design ensures the Captur looks more likes its larger Kadjar and Koleos SUV siblings, and includes fresh touches like Renault’s now well-established C-shaped daytime running lights, new skid plates and rear lights.

So far, so textbook – what about the interior?

Renault says the Captur benefits from higher grade materials inside, including better plastics and splashes of chrome. The seats are ‘more cosseting’ and practical touches like zip-removable and washable upholstery mean you won’t be forever left with any sticky stains your kids leave in the back.

Basic models come with R&GO – Renault’s entry-level infotainment system – while Dynamique Nav and above has Renault’s R-LINK system with satellite navigation. R-LINK includes real-time traffic updates and now comes with Android Auto.

New tech like blind-spot monitoring and hands-free parking assist is available on higher-end models, too.

What about engines?

The powertrain range hasn’t changed much from the pre-facelift model, so you have a choice of two petrols and two diesels. The 89bhp 0.9-litre TCe 90 from the Twingo and Clio furnishes the bottom of the range while the punchier 119bhp 1.2-litre TCe 120 offers a bit more poke. The 1.5-litre dCi diesel offering is available in two different power flavours: 89bhp and 109bhp.

Specs and variants

Expression+: Starts from £15,355
Dynamique Nav: Starts from £16,645
Dynamique S Nav: Starts from £18,195
Signature X Nav: Starts from £19,795
Signature S Nav: Starts from £21,045

By Jake Groves

CAR's deputy news editor, gamer, serial Lego-ist, lover of hot hatches