RENAULT ANNOUNCES PRICES AND SPECIFICATIONS FOR NEW CAPTUR SUV

The revised Renault Captur will start at £15,355 when it goes on sale in July.

The latest version of the compact SUV, which has proved a popular model for the company, was revealed at the Geneva motor show in March. The styling has been updated to bring the Captur into line with newer models such as the larger Kadjar SUV and forthcoming Koleos, while the cabin, trim levels and equipment have also been tweaked.

New driving aids for the facelifted model include a blind spot warning system – available from the Dynamique S Nav trim level upwards – and an automatic parking function.

The Captur’s five trim levels are broadly similar to those of the outgoing model, but there have been some minor changes. What was formerly Signature Nav (and previously the top trim) is now Signature X Nav, and a new range-topping model known as Signature S Nav has been introduced above it.

A further new addition is the Android Auto feature – a first for Renault – which comes with R-link infotainment system and allows users to display their smartphone’s screen on the car’s multimedia system. Entry-level Expression+ models now come with an updated version of the firm’s R&GO basic infotainment system.

Apart from the exterior styling updates, other cosmetic changes include the option of a fixed glass roof from the Dynamique S Nav model and upwards, and mildly updated interior trim.

The engine range comprises the same 0.9-litre TCe 90 and 1.2-litre TCe 120 petrols, and 1.5-litre dCi 90 and dCi 110 diesels. The dCi 90 diesel offers the best fuel economy and emissions of the range at 78.5mpg and 95g/km CO2.

The entry-level Expression+ with the 0.9-litre petrol engine is the cheapest Captur of the range (£15,355), while the Signature S Nav dCi 90 automatic is the priciest, at £23,745.