The new Renault Captur

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Crossovers are nothing new and have been around forever. The baby Renault Captur just had a mini facelift to conform with the rest of the range and things look promising, especially from a drivetrain point of view.

So in the big picture, the Captur still looks very much like a Captur. Small subtle but significant changes have been made by redesigning the front and rear of the vehicle. The front now has a revised front bumper with C-Shape daylight running lamps and an alu-look skid plate front and rear of the range topping Dynamique, to give it a bit more styling cues.  The wheels have also been upsized from 16 to 17 and the entry level model now has 16 inch alloys too, just to help add some value and at the price, its serious value all right.

The interior has seen some updates too, with a now soft touch dash with satin chrome and black piano inserts. There is a new steering wheel too and things like gearlevers and window witches lifted from more expensive cars like the Megane and Kadjar.

The entry-level blaze now has a smartphone powered multimedia system which is fully integrated with the vehicle via the R&go apps. This is also fully customizable with a host of options. It also includes a find my car feature which will drop a virtual pin on any of your current favorite map apps.

The up-spec still has the Medianav system we’re all used to. Optional leather heated seats are also available with an array of designs for the removable washable seat covers. These covers are obviously not leather, in case you were wondering.

On the engine front they are all still the same power plants we know with the addition of a manual option for the 1.2 88kw turbo, which was previously EDC only. Then there is the 66kw 900cc triple and also the K9k 1.5 66kw diesel

–        New Renault Captur 66kW Blaze                       R229 900

–        New Renault Captur 66kW Dynamique             R269 900

–        New Renault Captur 1.5 dCi  Dynamique            R294 900

–        New Renault Captur 88kW Dynamique             R294 900

–        New Renault Captur 88kW EDC Dynamique        R309 900