bolder new Captur
Bolder new Renault Captur compact SUV

On top of that there are, apparently, 36 potential colour combinations, seven different colour accents for interior and exterior, three types of wheels, three multimedia systems, five different options packs, plus a whole host of individual items that can be selected.

With its urban looks, economic benefits, and potential for variation, it’s more than likely the new Renault Captur will retain its spot at the top of the SUV tree.

You could see entire office car parks crammed full of the things, just don’t be surprised when you realise no two are alike. It’s all about the choice.

bolder new Captur
New Captur with 17-inch ‘black diamond’ Emotion wheels
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Bolder new Renault Captur compact SUV|New Captur with 17-inch 'bl;ack diamond' finish Emotion wheels|New trims and multimedia
  • Styling closer to Kadjar and Koleos
  • Wider choice engines and trims
  • Increased driver aids and connectivity
  • CO2 from 95g/km and up to 78mpg
  • From £15,355, deliveries July

RENAULT has revealed details of the bolder new Captur with low emission engines, more refined interior, new trim levels and more driver aids for safer business motoring.

The Renault Captur was the best selling compact SUV in Europe last year and the updated model aims to continue that trend with a strong emphasis on safety earning a five-star Euro Ncap safety rating.

For the first time, the new Captur incorporates Blind Spot Warning, to detect the presence of moving vehicles in the door mirror blind spots, including motorbikes and cyclists.

To cut the risk of bumps and scrapes that can be costly for business users, in addition to rear parking sensors some versions now offer front parking sensors and a reverse parking camera as well as full hand-free parking system.

Taking its styling cues from both Kadjar and Koleos stablemates, the new Captur has a bolder and more assertive look with a new grille design and updated bumpers housing Renault’s signature C-shaped LED running lights.

bolder new Captur
New trims and multimedia

Up front the new Captur offers a choice of four engines, all of which are compact, light, and efficient, resulting in ten models having CO2 emissions of 99g/km or less and the whole range falling in the company car tax range from 21% to 24%.

The entry level options both produce 90bhp from either a 898cc petrol or 1.5-litre diesel. If more power is required there is a 110bhp version of the diesel or a 1.2-litre petrol producing 120bhp, but whichever option you think most suitable don’t expect jaw dropping performance.

With 0-60mph times that barely dip below ten seconds and a top speed ranging from 106mph to 119mph it’s clear the Captur values economy over performance. This may leave a few disappointed drivers but in reality it means the minefield of company car tax rates becomes a much safer and more affordable environment to negotiate.

Improvements in the standard specifications mean that even the entry level Expression+ gives every Captur driver smartphone connectivity, DAB radio, Hands Free Keycard, and air conditioning.

Moving up through the range adds tinted windows, satnav, leather upholstery, parking sensors, LED headlights, parking assist, and upgraded infotainment systems.

All versions of New Captur are equipped with ABS with emergency brake assist, electronic stability control, electronic traction control, cruise control, speed limiter and Hill Start Assist, providing a comprehensive array of systems to support safe handling and prompt, reassuring braking performance.

It also benefits from a Roll Movement Intervention system, which helps restore stability in extreme situations where an excessive angle of body roll is detected.

Flicking through the specifications one thing that is immediately clear about the new Captur is that Renault are really pushing personalisation. Choice of engine, choice of trim, choice of colour, choice of option packs, choice of just about everything you can possibly choose from to make the Captur unique to you.

We doubt anyone has the time, much less the inclination, to count the possible combinations so Renault have attempted to do it for you. The choice of engine and trim level means there are 24 different combinations available to order.

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