The French manufacturer added to its portfolio an agile city crossover called Captur. So let’s have a look at its current performance.
With its external dimensions, it is predestined to play its role adequately in the daily service in the city. However, this does not exclude it from moving outside this territory. The current look has earned a new front headlights design, a more distinctive radiator grille, and innovative discs. Backlight graphics are also impressive, as well as the body in two colors. If you choose the Intens variant, then efficient LED headlights will light your way.
In addition to the original interior customization, the crew gets enough space on the well-shaped front seats; at the back, there is enough space for the standard legs and enough room over the heads. The elaboration of the interior and the choice of materials are very comfortable; the travel cabin can maintain the automatic air conditioning if you get the higher Intens equipment. Relaxed driving is guaranteed by the controls such as rain and light sensor or the Renault hands-free card. Vehicle operation is further simplified with the optional Pack City system, which includes Easy Park Assist – 360° parking sensors, rear parking camera, intelligent parking assistant – longitudinal, vertical and angular and blind spot detection system. For the Intens equipment, you need to have the Pack R-Link or Pack Bose equipment. There are countless options, and the price depends on them. You can get the Renault Captur TCe 90 Advantage starting from 12 590 euros, our reviewed version TCE 150 Intens costs 17 440 euros.
Focusing on the Economy
The latest innovative elaborations include the arrival of the new 1.3 TCe (110 kW/150 hp/5000 rpm; 250 Nm/1700 rpm). Captur demonstrates its abilities in a wide range of torques; however, the drive notices the turbo hole. Its excellent dynamic capabilities, combined with a 6-speed manual transmission, allows it to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 9.8 seconds. The chassis is tuned to a comfortable ride, which is the same when operating the vehicle. Moreover, if the road is uneven, you won’t even feel this change on 17-inch wheels. When shopping, you can choose a basic trunk volume from 377 to 455 liters thanks to the sliding rear seat. The new 1.3 TCe drive unit is more efficient than the 1.2 TCe. The manufacturer states the combined consumption 6.4 to 6.6 liters of gasoline/100 km, on the road, it is possible to drive from 6.0 liters to 6.8 liters/100 km.
Text: Peter Stano, photo: Renault