Pricing and specs for the little SUV have been revealed, complete with a fresh, more powerful engine developed alongside Mercedes-Benz.
Renault has added the 1.3-litre turbocharged petrol engine from last year's S-Edition to the wider Captur range, replacing the existing 1.2-litre turbo engine option.
With 110kW of power and 250Nm of torque, the new four-pot is 22kW and 60Nm punchier than the existing turbo engine. The engine was developed alongside Mercedes-Benz, and is shared with the latest A-Class.
Claimed fuel consumption is 5.4L/100km on the combined cycle, 0.4L less than the less powerful 1.2L engine promised. Only front-wheel drive is offered, with power sent to the wheels through a six-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Along with the new engine, the base Captur Zen has gained a fresh infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Both the manual and automatic get the new cabin technology, added to the car's existing equipment list – which already includes rear parking sensors, a rear-view camera, satellite navigation, and niceties like folding mirrors.
Jumping to the range-topping Intens adds functionality like hands-off parking, blind-spot monitoring, a fixed glass roof, leather trim, LED headlights, and parking sensors for the front end. Inside, there's a higher-end audio system, while the exterior is distinguished by 17-inch alloy wheels, tougher body add-ons, a chrome grille and privacy glass.
The base engine has been carried over, with the Zen manual powered by 66kW/135Nm 900cc turbo petrol.
2019 Renault Captur pricing
- Zen 0.9L manual - $21,990 ($23,900 drive-away)
- Zen 1.3L turbo - $25,990 ($27,490 drive-away)
- Intens 1.3L turbo - $29,990 ($32,490 drive-away)
- Intens S-Edition 1.3L turbo - $30,490 ($32,990 drive-away)
Prices exclude on-road costs unless otherwise stated.
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