Three cars in one

CAPTUR: Renaults Urban SUV

RENAULT has introduced Captur, its first urban crossover.

The French producer says the new model delivers three different features in one car: the expressive styling and driving position of an SUV, the cabin space and modular interior of an MPV, and the agility and driving enjoyment of a compact saloon car.

Captur will be manufactured at Renault’s Valladolid plant in Spain and will be available in showrooms by June with prices starting at €16,800.

The lines of Renault’s new crossover are perceived as unpretentious, yet the forward position of its steeply-raked windscreen emphasises its dynamic stance.

The combination of its compact volumes, raised ground clearance, large-diameter wheels and sill guards will enable it to take every aspect of everyday motoring in its stride, says Renault.

The company added that the Captur will be easy to customise and comes with a two-tone colour scheme which produces a contrast between the roof and pillars and the rest of the body work.

Despite its compact footprint – it is 4.12 metres long –  it exudes a sense of interior space which is underpinned by the forward position of its windscreen and its interior dimensions.

The standard Renault Captur will have hands-free entry, hill start assist and rear parking sensors as standard.  Also available will be the new, connected, in-dash Renault R-Link touchscreen multimedia tablet, plus a system that comprises six loudspeakers, Bluetooth connectivity, audio-streaming and Arkamys hi-fi sound.

Based on the same platform as the New Clio, Captur’s petrol and diesel engines return fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, starting at 96g/km.

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