Renault Captur previewed 

By CARSIFU | 29 July 2015

KUALA LUMPUR: TC Euro Cars, the sole franchise holder of Renault in Malaysia, has previewed the French-made Captur urban crossover.

The vehicle is estimated to be priced from RM118,000 to RM123,000 and will make its official debut in Malaysia sometime in the fourth quarter this year.

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The new crossover looks to provide something safe, sporty and versatile to new owners by combining a high SUV-like driving position with the space of a multi-purpose vehicle and a car’s driving enjoyment.

The French carmaker built the Captur on its new Clio hatchback’s platform while rolling on 17-inch wheels with 205/55 series tyres and comes in measuring 4,122mm-long, 1,770mm-wide and 1,573mm-tall.

With plenty of curves for its sheet metal and sporting daytime running lights, the Captur’s power comes from its Turbo Control Efficiency (TCe) 120 1.2-litre engine with Eco-mode that’s mated to a six-speed Efficient Dual-Clutch (EDC) transmission.

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Power has been rated at 118bhp at 4,900rpm and 190Nm of torque from 2,000rpm, allowing it to sprint to 100kph from standstill in 10.9 seconds before reaching a top speed of 192kph. Fuel efficiency on the combined cycle is rated at 5.4L/100km.

The European New Car Assessment Programme (EuroNCAP), which crash tests all vehicles being sold in the European Union has accorded the Captur with the full five-star crash test rating.

Its safety features include four airbags, anti-lock braking system, electronic stability control with roll movement intervention, hill start assist, and emergency brake assist.

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In terms of convenience, the Captur gets automatic headlights and wipers, keyless-entry with push-start button and a 377-liltre boot that’s expandable to 455 litres via the sliding rear bench seat.

The centre console features a seven-inch touchscreen that has AUX and USB ports as well as Bluetooth connectivity, GPS navigation and a reverse camera.

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The French crossover comes with a five-year unlimited mileage warranty and is available in four two-tone colours of Arizona Orange / Diamond Black (roof), Pacific Blue / Ivory (roof), Beige / Diamond Black (roof) and Ivory / Diamond Black (roof).

Last but not least, the Captur also features three removable seat-covers (depending on variants) in Orange, Blue and Ivory Black, which has a zip and velcro system to allow the covers to be removed them with ease.

“Compact on the outside, yet spacious and versatile on the inside, it is particularly suited for today’s modern men and women,” said TC Euro Cars CEO Kian Kim Luen.