With an eager face built around the iconic Renault diamond, the exciting, all-new Captur embodies the new Renault visual identity. It displays absolutely modern industrial design and incorporates the latest touchscreen technology that all other car manufacturers will have to follow, if they haven’t already understood the future as Renault has.
Just looking at the Captur makes you feel excited: curves evoke the idea of movement and lightness, while muscular-looking side panel and wheel arch design, plus large wheels and broad bumpers give the Captur a sporty but solid look.
And this extends to the equally innovative interior design: chunky (and funky) dashboard design, usefully deep cubby holes in the centre console, patented removable seat covers, a 60/40 split rear bench seat – the list of attractive yet practical features goes on and on.
The Captur has a wide and proud stance, good ground clearance and equally generous head, shoulder and knee room for four adults inside.
Renault is also bringing its Formula One experience to increase power and excitement to its small and economical engines. With its high-riding suspension set-up, the Captur is geared towards cruising comfort, but the turbocharged engine and six-speed dual-clutch automatic provide powerful and extra-smooth acceleration equal to any traffic situation. In short, the Renault is extremely easy to drive and manoeuvre on the road, helped by its compact external dimensions, light controls and high-set driving position.
The ultramodern features available, whether navigation, telephone or entertainment, put Renault in the forefront when it comes to embracing new technology. So while you are exploring Qatar in your Captur, stay connected while on the move. Elegant and inspired by the age of the smartphone, the R-Link and its touchscreen give a high-tech look to your vehicle’s interior; customise your homescreen and favourites with a simple touch of a finger.
With excellent safety ratings and the sheer amount of modern technology at your fingertips, the
all-new Renault Captur aims to help you live a more personally fulfilling lifestyle, even when on the road.
ENGINE 1.2 litre, 16-valve, 4-cylinder, turbocharged, high-efficiency TCe 120 with multipoint injection
MAX POWER 113 hp (83 kW) @ 4,900 rpm
MAX TORQUE 190 Nm (140 lb-ft) @ 2,000 rpm
TRANSMISSION 6-speed dual-clutch EDC automatic; Eco Mode available
EXTERIOR Certainly eye-catching, Renault’s first urban crossover looks stylish, agile, dynamic and elegant with a choice of beautiful two-colour paintwork that distinguishes the roof from the rest of the body; the Captur’s bold, fresh lines and stance reflect the modern motoring mood perfectly – you will not slip into the background with this cool and charming car!
INTERIOR The modern two-tone colours are repeated in the very inviting interior trim with unzippable seat covers that help keep everything fresh and clean. Although the Captur is a compact car, inside it scores top points for practicality: driving position is good, storage spaces and luggage space is generous, it’s spacious and flexible in the back and can easily sit four adults in comfort. Infotainment is right up to date with touchscreen and steering wheel control of navigation, telephone and multimedia at your fingertips.
SAFETY/SECURITY Each Captur is fitted with six airbags, and Isofix points are attached to the two outer rear seats and front passenger seat; highest five-star crash test rating from Euro NCAP.
Saleh Al Hamad Al Mana Co will be pleased to arrange a test drive of the new Renault Captur or any of its cars and SUVs for Marhaba readers. Call 4428 3333.
For more information, visit Renault Middle East’s website.
Author: Terry Sutcliffe
Note: This article has been extracted from Marhaba’s Issue No 62 Spring/Summer 2015 from the ‘Motoring’ section. For more car reviews, pick up Marhaba’s Issue No 62 for only QR20 from the nearest hypermarket or bookstore to you.
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