The All-new Renault CAPTUR: All new, still a CAPTUR
As a pioneer on the urban SUV market, the Captur has sold 1.2 million units since its launch in 2013. It rapidly became the best seller in its segment, both in France and in Europe. It retained this position last year when it sold more than 230,000 units throughout the world.
On a market that has become extremely competitive, the All-new Captur has reinvented itself by reinforcing the identity which brought its success. It has transformed itself, now displaying updated SUV contours that are both athletic and dynamic. Still just as modular, it has become even more welcoming due to an interior revolution within that allows it to enter a new dimension of technology and quality. Its features are worthy of any model in the topmost segment.
The All-new Captur’s arrival on the market forms part of Groupe Renault’s Drive the Future (2017-2022) strategic plan and is one of its key models. Its importance is due, first, to its international dimension. It is now a true global product. Already sold on every continent, the All-new Captur will be also manufactured in China, a highly strategic region for Groupe Renault. It now has the same name in every market, including in South Korea under the Renault brand.
Its importance is also due to its technological dimension as it meets the three pillars of the mobility of the future as presented in the strategic plan:
- Electric-powered: by the end of the plan, the Groupe Renault will have 12 electric models in its range. New Captur will be the first Renault model to benefit from a plug-in hybrid engine named E-TECH Plug-in, the result of a technology developed in-house and by the Alliance.
- Connected: at the end of the same period, 100% of vehicles on the company’s key markets will be connected. The All-new Captur perfectly illustrates this dynamic with its new connected multimedia system and the Renault EASY CONNECT ecosystem.
- Autonomous: by the end of the plan, Groupe Renault will be marketing 15 models equipped with autonomous driving technologies. The All-new Captur will be one of the pioneers. With the All-new Clio, aids leading to autonomous driving will be fitted as standard to models in B-segment.
The All-new Captur is at the heart of the group strategy of reinforcing the synergies within the Alliance. This is realized, in particular, by the development of common technologies and by the use of new platforms, such as the CMF-B platform which forms the basis of the All-new Captur. Its new electric and electronic architecture makes it possible to build in the latest advances in technologies to meet the market’s new requirements.
A transformed external design, a reinforced SUV Identity
With elegantly contoured wings, hollowed lateral lines and a floating roof, the All-new Captur is unmistakable. More athletic and more dynamic, it has developed greatly by reinforcing its SUV identity. This outertransformation has given it more modern, more distinctive and more expressive lines, whilst respecting the sensual aspects of “French Design” that Renault cherishes. The All-new Captur is longer (4.23 m, or +11 cm) and visually enhanced by its 18-inch wheels (depending on the version) and increased wheelbase (2.63 m, or +2 cm). Its re-invented design, its millimeter-perfect adjustments, its front and rear Full LED lighting with C-shaped signature, the slimmer rear lights and decorative chromed inserts all contribute fully to the improved quality.
With its more athletic design and the raised waist of the body, the All-new Captur has a true SUV look. This is boosted by specific components such as the front and rear protection skis, the protective molding that runs the entire length of the lower body and wheel arches, and its aluminum roof bars. The sculpted hood that falls away to the front, the more pronounced slope of the roof to the rear and the reduction in the glazed areas provide it with even more dynamism.
The Atacama Orange, Flame Red and Iron Blue are just some of the bodywork colors offered on the All-new Captur, along with Amethyst Black on the INITIALE PARIS version. Offering remarkable depth and sheen, they emphasize its athletic, dynamic design and the floating roof, particularly when combined with a contrasting roof color. In total, 11 bodywork colors, 4 contrasting roof colors and 3 external customization packs will be available at the launch, giving a unique potential in this segment of 90 possible combinations.
Front bumper and deflectors
Beneath the wider grill, the All-new Captur’s very expressive front bumper is not content merely to reinforce its personality and dynamism. It adds a functional feature in the form of two wide air deflectors in front of the wheel arches. These help to limit turbulence and improve the vehicle’s aerodynamic performances, thus reducing consumption.
Now with 100%-LED technology from the first trim level, the All-new Captur headlights retain the C-Shape light signature that distinguishes Renault models. Very stylized, they are complemented by additional segments: four front segments (2 per headlight) that extend the chromed grill inserts to give New Captur a more expressive appearance, and eighteen segments (9 per headlight) for the 3D lateral animation that brings more elegance. The whole is encased by a distinctive 3D mesh that emphasizes the All-new Captur’s increased status.
The very slim rear lights on the All-new Captur retain the C-Shape light signature that typifies the Renault vehicle. A first on a production model! As at the front, there are the distinctive 3D mesh and additional front segments (1 per light) and side segments (8 per light) to further emphasize the design and animate the sides in 3D. The original design of these rear lights, mounted as they are in the tailgate panel, provide the illusion of an extra wide vehicle.
With its distinctive contoured wings, hollowed lateral line and floating roof, which is outstanding even if it issame colour as the bodywork, the All-new Captur’s profile makes it instantly recognisable. The increasedwheelbase, 18-inch wheels (depending on the version) and new bodywork volumes make it more visuallyimpressive. The extra quality is emphasized by chromed components such as the window surrounds, the sidedoor protectors and the front wing decoration.
In addition to the C-shaped light signature, the chrome lines seen on the sides reappear at the rear. The design of the tailgate, with its very pronounced design areas, has been re-thought to provide a high level of finish.
As a major part of the All-new Captur customisation programme, the roof is supplied in the same colour as the bodywork or in one of four contrasting colours: Midnight Black, Atacama Orange, Highland Grey and Alabaster White. It can also be fitted with longitudinal roof bars or a semi-glazed opening sunroof.
An interior revolution for a high-quality passenger compartment
The interior revolution initiated on the All-new Clio continues on the All-new Captur, which demands a true rise in category. It retains and develops the “Smart Cockpit”, angled slightly towards the driver, with a brand-new flying console. Housing the latest technologies and boasting the biggest screens in its category, it provides a resolutely modern ergonomy for a more immersive driving experience.
However, it is not just the driving position that is revolutionary. The entire passenger compartment has entered a new dimension of quality and comfort, giving it aspirations to higher segments. Top of the range materials, soft coverings for the dashboard, door panels, the contour of the centre console, meticulously finished fittings and a new seat architecture: the effects are felt at every level.
A key component of the “Smart Cockpit”, the 9.3-inch multimedia screen (twice as big as the 7-inch version, measured diagonally) is the biggest in the segment. This slightly curved portrait tablet brings a great modernity to the passenger compartment and its slight curvature improves the readability of its screen. Angled towards the driver, with its all-new connected Renault EASY LINK multimedia system, all multimedia, navigation and infotainment services are easy to access, as are the MULTI-SENSE settings and the parameters for the driving aids.
Digital instrument panel
Like the All-new Clio, the All-new Captur boasts a digital screen on the instrument panel. This colour screen measures between 7 and 10.2 inches and offers a very intuitive method for customising the driving experience. The 10.2-inch version includes the GPS navigation system in its display. With its two 9.3 and 10.2-inch screens, the All-new Captur has one of the biggest display areas in its category.
The centre console too is a key component of the All-new Captur’s Smart Cockpit. Elevated for improved driving position ergonomy and to make the gear lever easier to handle, its latest embodiment is a wholly new flying version which gives the passenger compartment a more streamlined appearance. Above all, it frees up space for storage and for the location of the smartphone’s induction charging system. This flying console is paired with a futuristic EDC “e-shifter” gearbox lever that ensures flowing, accurate movements to enhance the driving experience. Fitted with a boot, it can be customised to match the interior ambience and is underlined with an LED ambient lightning.
From the upper hood to the foam-like covering of the lower section that houses the practical components, such as the glove compartment, the dashboard on the All-new Captur has been entirely re-designed. Every effort has been made to ensure its quality. In the centre, the horizontal strip houses the air vents on two separate levels, along with customisable decorative elements. At the bottom of the central screen, particular attention has been paid to ergonomy, with piano strip buttons and air conditioning controls that are within easy reach of the driver.
The steering wheel has been slimmed down to become more elegant, thanks to the use of a more compact airbag than on the previous model. First benefit: the driver has a better view of the screen on the instrument panel. With a thumb-rest and a thick, padded rim, the All-new Captur’s heated steering wheel is very pleasant to handle. It is equipped with a new and more comprehensive set of back-lit controls and its satin chrome finish adds extra quality. Shift paddles on the steering wheel equip all versions of the All-new Captur with EDC gearbox.
Confidential C The passenger compartment on the All-new Captur is enriched with modern fittings and equipment that improve its comfort, ergonomic and quality. For example, the frameless rear-view mirror, automatic parking brake with auto hold function, sliding central armrest with storage, two USB sockets and a 12 V socket for the rear passengers, or even the door storage compartments, each of which can accommodate a 1.5 liter bottle.
With an entirely new architecture, the seats on the All-new Captur are worthy of the higher segments. A seat base that is 15 millimetres longer and a more enveloping shape provide greater support. The hollowed lining of their semi-rigid shell provides extra knee room for the rear passengers (+17 mm) whilst their new, narrower, comma-shaped headrests improve visibility to the rear. These seats contribute to the higher quality of the passenger compartment. Thanks to electric controls (depending on the version) or easier to access manual controls, they are both more ergonomic and easier to use.
Several packs are available for the upholstery on the All-new Captur, to contribute to the customisation of the internal ambience: Saffron Orange Signature Pack with black seats and orange side motifs in TEP and cloth; Architect Grey Signature Pack with seats made from a blend of black TEP and cloth with light grey side motifs; INITIALE PARIS Signature Pack with a warm Saddler Grey tone. Titanium black leather seats with light grey perforations are also available.
Here too, the All-new Captur offers supple materials that are unique in its category. These lined panels are decorated with wide insets that, like the armrests, match the various interior ambiences available. The door insets also have the benefit of indirect, gentle, diffused ambient lighting.
As on the All-new Clio, the subwoofer on the premium BOSE audio system is fully integrated into the right-hand side, without reducing the volume of The All-new Captur’s luggage compartment. This volume is increased to over 536 litres (the best level in its category), in addition to the 27 litres of interior storage. Its volume can be adjusted with the rear bench seat that slides 16 cm and the removable floor, which provides a two-tier configuration to make every day loading easy. This produces an almost flat floor when the rear seats are folded down, producing a loading length increased to 1.57 m, 11 cm more than the previous generation.