One of the top selling crossovers in Europe, the Renault Captur has been updated for 2017 with new styling elements and technologies. This new model is sold alongside the Koleos and the Kadjar in Europe.
Design wise, the Captur has evolved by taking a step closer in style to its bigger sibling, the Kadjar. The radiator grille has been modified to bring it more into line with the Renault’s other crossovers, with the addition of a chrome strip. At both the front and rear, the bumper incorporates new skid plates to differentiate the car from its predecessor.
The drivetrain range is fairly comprehensive for the 2017 Captur. There’s a total of six different petrol and diesel powertrains. The two diesel power plants available are the dCi 90 (mated to automatic transmission or a manual gearbox) and the dCi 110 (manual). This engine delivers 110bhp at 4,000rpm and 260Nm of torque at 1,750rpm.
Meanwhile, the two petrol engines are the Energy TCe 90 (manual) and the TCe 120 (automatic or manual). Offering an alternative to the dual-clutch automatic transmission, this manual option will target budget-minded buyers. Benefitting from direct injection and turbocharging, this unit delivers 205Nm of torque at 2,000rpm.
The 2017 Captur range will go on sale across Europe starting July and will continue to go up against the likes of Nissan Juke, Suzuki Vitara and VW Tiguan.