- The updated Renault Captur gets a subtle styling update.
- New powertrain options include a petrol plug-in hybrid.
After its global reveal in July, Renault has showcased the new and updated Captur at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show. The refreshed Captur carries changes both inside and out while also receiving new connectivity and powertrain options.
The Euro-spec Captur is based on the modular CMF-B platform and for the first time, it comes fitted with a hybrid powertrain. In terms of dimension, the crossover has grown by 110mm in length while the wheelbase has increased by 20mm. Even after the update, the exterior changes are best distinguishable to keen eyes. The silhouette is instantly recognisable with the introduction of C-shaped LED headlights in the fascia.
The redesigned bumper and grille is accentuated by chrome inserts while the rear sports a redesigned LED taillight. The rear bumper has a contrasting bash plate with integrated exhaust while the dual-tone paint scheme adds to the appeal of the new Captur. The top-spec versions ride on 18-inch machined alloy wheels.
On the inside, the new Captur features an all-new cabin with a completely redesigned dashboard and colour-coded interiors. There’s a new three-spoke steering wheel, a vertically-stacked infotainment system and a fully-digital instrument cluster. The car also gets a Bose audio system and it also gets connectivity features via the ‘Easy Connect’ suite.
In terms of powertrain, the updated Captur comes with a range of petrol and diesel engines, along with the introduction of a plug-in hybrid. The petrol line-up includes 1.0L and 1.3L turbocharged engines that develop between 100bhp to 155bhp and come mated to a six-speed manual and seven-speed DCT. The turbocharged diesel motors produce between 95bhp to 115bhp. Set to go on sale from 2020, the E-Tech plug-in hybrid system will be mated to petrol engines.