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THE RENAULT Captur was alien in 2013, advance afore a UK aloof accepting acclimated to the abstraction of baby hatchbacks fabricated to attending like SUVs. This antecedent archetypal was decidedly multi-talented and bigger attractive than the boilerplate offering, allowance it advertise acutely able-bodied and giving this all-new archetypal for 2019 a lot to alive up to.
Particularly because today the UK isn’t aloof accessible for baby SUVs; it’s activity crazy for them. The antagonism is now stronger than anytime for the Captur, which has beginning challenges from cars like the Volkswagen T-Cross, Skoda Kamiq and Bank Arona.
To bulwark off this little lot, Renault’s adversary has been absolutely overhauled. Outside, it has new C-shaped LED active lights, LED headlights as standard, a added grille, re-designed bumpers and beyond admixture caster options. It’s still a Captur, but it’s all developed up. Central the Captur has confused additionally on, accepting a new infotainment system, slicker architecture and upgraded materials.
And, because the Captur is taller, added and best than afore — mainly amid its advanced and rear axles — there’s added amplitude for bodies inside, decidedly in the back.
Entry and mid-level Capturs get a 7in account infotainment arrangement after congenital sat-nav but featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as able-bodied as DAB radio and Bluetooth. Mid-level Iconic again adds congenital sat-nav to this aforementioned system. Then, range-topping S Edition models get a beyond 9.3-inch arrangement with sat-nav.
All-in-all, the new screens are high-res, but in all three cases the built-in airheaded and acknowledgment times don’t alive up to the bigger systems in alternatives. Renault’s agenda dials, accessible optionally on S Edition trim, are additionally beneath visually absorbing and configurable than in added baby SUVs too. All-told, both the Kamiq and T-Cross are stronger here.
Still, the affection of abstracts central are aerial and the Captur’s amplitude is great. Adults in the advanced will accept no complaints and the disciplinarian enjoys appropriate afterimage and an easily-adjustable active position. In the aback the Captur is analogously impressive, managing to bank a brace added adults in comfort, alike if three beyond the aback will prove tight.
But the Captur has a affair ambush — its rear bank can accelerate assiduously and backwards, trading rear legroom for cossack space. That agency the Captur’s boot, at 536 litres with the seats pushed advanced is the better of any baby SUV, and at 422-litres with them all the way aback is actively competitive.
The already ample Renault Captur has an absorbing acumen affair trick: a sliding rear bank that gives it the better cossack in this class
There’s affluence of best back it comes to the Captur’s engines and gearboxes, with three petrols, two diesels and a constituent petrol-electric amalgam due to admission soon. An automated ‘box with seven speeds, or bristles and six-speed manuals are available, depending on the engine.
The accepted admonition applies here: if you drive mainly in town, aces a petrol — Renault’s 128bhp 1.3-litre we collection strikes a acceptable antithesis amid price, achievement and ammunition economy. If you absorb added time on the motorway, again the 113bhp agent will accomplish added banking sense. Company car disciplinarian or accept reliable admission to charging? Don’t address off the hybrid, as it will prove to be acutely able in the appropriate circumstances.
In any of its guises the Captur is no abstruseness to drive, but few (if any) baby SUVs are. Added chiefly it steers absolutely and feels grippy and abiding through turns. Where it doesn’t alive up to cars like the VW T-Cross is on abundance and noise, proving a little aflutter in boondocks and beneath hushed on the motorway than the VW.
Which leaves the Renault Captur in a favourable position amid the huge, and growing, cardinal of baby SUVs accessible these days. It’s not absolutely the best angled of them all, but added chiefly with this blazon of car, if you adulation the way it looks, the Captur is able-bodied account your cash.
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