The 2nd-generation of Renault Captur is on its way to South Africa and will be arriving in the 4th quarter of 2021. This is the RS Line version, bringing some extra visual punch both inside and out.
The Renault Captur has been a popular model in South Africa, thanks to its generous space and features at a competitive price. The 2nd-generation model lands in SA towards the end of 2021 and we're excited.
In the meantime, Renault has used its RenaultSport heritage and given the 2nd-generation Captur a makeover. This is the RS Line, so don't expect any performance upgrades. What you do get is this punchy blue paint, a sporty front bumper with honeycomb grille, rear diffuser, and stylish 18-inch wheels.
Inside, there's plenty of sporty trim, with the seats gaining red stitching, a carbon finish on the dashboard and a perforated leather-wrapped steering wheel. There are RenaultSport logos on the seats. Standard specification is good, with additional tinting on the rear windows, front/rear parking sensors, 10-inch digital dashboard, reverse camera, and a wireless charging pad for your smartphones. SA-specification is yet to be confirmed.
In terms of engines and transmissions, the new Renault Captur is offered with the new 1.3-litre turbocharged motor delivering 103 kW and 240 Nm. A manual gearbox or a dual-clutch transmission is available. There's also a plug-in hybrid version.