Being Europe’s top selling subcompact crossover has given the Renault Captur easy credentials – mild update to keep things fresh and the sales rolling.
Just in time for an apparition in front of the worldwide audience of the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, Renault has taken the wraps off the slightly refreshed Captur – the number one in its class in Europe with 215,670 examples delivered last year. The new model year brings perks such as optional full-LED headlights and a stylish fixed glass roof, as well as new paints such as “Atacama Orange” and “Ocean Blue,” with a new roof color for combinations – “Platinum Gray.” There are 30 total possible personalization options – and there are also six versions for the cabin as well, and in addition there’s a wide range of color packs for both the exterior and the interior.
Design wise, the Captur comes with modifications up front to the grille, which has gained a chrome strip for a corroborated look with its larger brothers, the Kadjar and Koleos. Also both bumpers now have C-shaped LED daytime running lights and taillights as well as modified skid plates for a hint of ruggedness – while coordinated with the trim level, the Captur has 16- or 17-inch alloy wheels with certain designs. The technical specifications have not been changed, so the Captur still uses the same powertrain combinations – with 0.9- and 1.2-liter turbocharged gasoline engines and the 1.5-liter diesel.