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Renault Captur


1 Feb 2015

Renault’s new compact SUV, the front-wheel-drive Captur, launched in February 2015, and was offered with two engines – the 90 and the 120 – and in two grades, Expression and Dynamique.

The entry-level 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo petrol engine was offered only in Expression, with a five-speed manual gearbox as the transmission option, while the 1.2-litre four-cylinder TCe 120 was offered in both Expression and Dynamique trim.

The larger engine was only be available with a Getrag-sourced six-speed dual-clutch transmission with a sequential override, but no shift paddles.

Based on the Clio platform, the five-door Captur was only 10mm longer than its hatch sibling. It measured 4122mm long and 1566mm high, with an overall width of 1778mm. Its 2606mm wheelbase was marginally longer than that of the Clio, and front and rear track measurements were slightly wider, as well.

In its base configuration, it weighed 1134kg, jumping to 1215kg in auto form.

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