Renault's popular compact family car/crossover is getting a new look for 2018. The facelifted Captur was shown at the Geneva Motor Show earlier in the year and is expected to arrive in South Africa in the third quarter of 2017.
The Renault Captur is Europe’s best-selling B-Segment crossover, has lit up the sales charts locally and, in dCi Dynamique guise, was a finalist in the compact family car category of the Cars.co.za Consumer Awards, powered by Wesbank. The refreshed model will build on the personalisation possibilities with more exterior colour combinations as well as 36 different interior combinations.
Improved styling and interior quality will ensure that the Captur remains a popular choice in the compact crossover segment.
A new lighting signature (for the front and rear lights) has been added and certain models will feature full LED headlights. Other design tweaks include an upgraded front grille and a chrome strip that runs through it. The front and rear aprons have also been given skid plates in order to boost the Captur's crossover kerb appeal.
A new Platine Grey roof option will be offered and a fixed glass roof can also be fitted if you wish. Renault has also gone to work on the interior, improving overall fit and finish and higher quality materials have been used to enhance perceived interior quality.
Renault will also reportedly offer a new premium Initiale Paris derivative that will feature a chrome grille, sequential LED indicators, metallic grey front and rear skid plates and 17-inch alloy wheels. A number of colours will be offered on this derivative including exclusive Amethyst Black. The interior features Nappa leather upholstery which is also found on the dashboard and steering wheel.
The engine offering will likely remain the same and will include a 0.9-litre, 3-cylinder turbopetrol engine with 66 kW and 135 Nm of torque, as well as a more powerful 1.2-litre turbopetrol with 88 kW and 190 Nm of torque. The 1.5-litre turbodiesel engine offers 66 kW and 220 Nm of torque.
We will keep you updated as more information regarding local specification and pricing becomes available.
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