2013 Renault Captur review and pictures

Posted on Wednesday, 23 January 2013 , 12:01:47 byEmil

Filed under RenaultEuropeanCrossovers/CUVsConceptsTechnology

Renault Captur

Time has come for us to meet the real version of the Renault Captur Concept that comes to us under the shape of a CUV. Apparently, and as you can see for yourself in the photo gallery, the new Renault Captur CUV does not have the wild scissor doors and bulbous fenders seen on the concept version. This production version features a more serious 5-door configuration. As you already know, the new model has as base the Renault Clio and it offers buyers a range of diesel and gasoline engines. Unfortunately there are no drive train specifications available yet, but what we do know is that the new 2013 Captur CUV will be available with a 0.9-liter 3-cylinder unit and with a 1.2-liter turbocharged gasoline one as well. The last option is a 1.5-liter diesel. To transfer all the output to the road, the engineers have provided a 6-speed dual-clutch gearbox that handles all shifting duties.

The car can be easily customized and comes with an original two-tone color scheme which produces a very interesting contrast between the roof and pillars and the rest of the body work. On the inside it offers a lot of space which is underpinned by the forward position of its windscreen. It boasts the appointments and comfort refinements expected of an MPV. For example, let us mention the hands-free entrance, hill start assist and rear parking sensors. In terms of technology, the new model comes with Bluetooth connectivity, audio-streaming, and six loud speakers and Arkamys hi-fi sound. It delivers best-level dynamics, from road holding to engine response and agile handling. The model reaches best-in-class fuel consumption and the CO2 emission level reaches 96 g/km. The French carmaker will reveal the new Renault Captur CUV for the first time in March at the Geneva Motor Show.