There are a range of bold colours available for the new Captur including Atacama Orange

Renault Captur (2020) Pricing For Ireland - It's Here!

The new Renault Captur has arrived in Ireland!
The new Renault Captur has arrived in Ireland!

Renault Ireland has announced pricing and specifications for the Renault Captur (2020 model), which is arriving in Renault dealerships in Ireland now.

It goes on sale priced from €21,995 with diesel and petrol engine, and three trim levels - Play, Iconic and S-Edition.

The Captur has been a hugely successful model for Renault in Ireland since the first generation was launched in 2013. The compact SUV slots in above the new Clio supermini in the range and almost 10,000 have found homes here.

New exterior styling is complemented by a new interior that's more spacious and better equipped, with the latest safety and driving aids giving the Captur a 5 star Euro NCAP rating.

Standard equipment includes 17” wheels, multimedia touch-screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, full LED lights and automatic climate control. Moving up the range adds more standard features, including the contrasting roof, the  9.3” touchscreen and some stylish alloy wheel designs.

The interior of the new Captur
The interior of the new Captur

Play features a 7” touchscreen with smartphone mirroring, LED lights, climate control and 17” alloy-look flex wheels, auto lights and wipers and a comprehensive ADAS suite including E-Call, Lane Assist, Traffic Sign Recognition and AEBS.

Iconic (from €23,645) includes keyless entry, built-in navigation (EasyLink system with Google search and live fuel prices), parking sensors, roof rails and the two-tone paint look.

S-Edition (from €25,645) adds and 9.3” portrait multimedia screen, parking camera, part leather seats, auto high beam among other features.

Customers can choose from 11 exterior colours and four roof finishes.

Rear-sliding seats are standard on all trim levels for added practicality.

Engine options include Renault's new 1.2-litre TCe turbo petrol engine with 100, 130 or 155 hp and a diesel with 95 or 115 hp. Diesel models are available from €23,995. Manual and automatic gearboxes are available. Motor tax ranges from €190 to €270.


Renault Captur

2018 Renault Captur 1.5dCi Review

Renault Captur
The 2018 Renault Captur

Caroline reviews the 2018 Renault Captur.

The Renault Captur is one of Ireland’s favourite compact crossovers and since launch in Ireland in 2013, it’s established itself as a good value small car with mini-SUV appeal.

The Captur is Renault’s smallest SUV, with the Kadjar and Koleos completing Renault’s SUV range.

For 2018, Renault has given the Captur a mid-life refresh with the front-end getting some cosmetic treatment in the shape of a new lighting signature and revised grille. The 2018 Renault Captur is still ‘a good-looking bus’ with a colourful, fun presence and lots of style. The two-tone colour scheme is still a big selling point and new colours have been added for 2018.

The interior design has not changed much but Renault says it’s enhanced the material feel and quality. Hard plastics still prevail and some of the switchgear is starting to feel a bit dated against newer rivals. Still buyers will love the elevated driving position and large feel to the cabin upfront.

Interior of the Renault Captur
Interior of the Renault Captur

There is rear seating for three with reasonably well-sized footwells though like many of the rivals, it will be a tight squeeze for three widthways in the back. The boot is spacious for the class at 377 litres and is practical for easy loading.

Engines for Ireland include the 0.9-litre Tce turbo petrol (90hp) and 1.5-litre dCi diesel with 90hp or 110hp. Manual and automatic gearboxes are available.

My test car was a 1.5-litre dCi 110 in Signature X Nav trim. While the Captur range starts at €20,290 in Ireland, my test car retails at €25,490.

In Ireland there are four trim levels: Expression+, Dynamique Nav, Signature X Nav and a new trim, Signature S Nav. Standard equipment includes 16" alloy wheels with black inserts, auto lights and wipers, cruise control and speed limiter, Bluetooth® audio streaming and hands free calls, handsfree keycard with push button start/stop and manual air conditioning.

What's special about the Renault Captur Signature X Nav?

My Signature X Nav model has a particularly nice spec with the two tone look coming as standard (black roof with contrasting body colour - mine was Desert Orange if you're interested!).

There's also 17" alloy wheels with black inserts, automatic climate control, front and rear parking sensors, Renault R-LINK Multimedia system with 7" touchscreen, TomTom LIVE Satellite Navigation system and Android Auto™ compatible, reverse parking camera, automatic folding door mirrors, leather steering wheel, full LED front headlamps, and rear privacy glass.

Renault Captur
The Renault Captur range starts from €20,290 in Ireland

This model also includes Grip Xtend advanced traction control system and Mud & Snow tyres for extra peace of mind over challenging road surfaces.

Renault Captur 1.5dCi on the road

On the road, the 1.5-litre dCi is a trusty companion in the Renault Captur offering excellent power and economy. It’s reasonably refined and not too noisy. The controls are light making the Captur easy and effortless to drive - perfect for nifty manoeuvring in urban environments. It’s compact and agile, and though the steering is a bit woolly, the car holds itself well though corners.

The Renault Captur has been a real success story for Renault, especially in Ireland. The Captur is a reliable compact crossover recipe – high ride height buyers lover, compact, and good value. It’s not the sharpest or most fun to drive small SUV among its competitors but the Captur’s pricing, good looks and recognition among the Irish public keep it a strong competitor in its segment.

Caroline Kidd

Model tested: Renault Captur 1.5dCi Signature X Nav
Price: 
€25,490 (Range from €20,290)
Engine: 1.5-litre turbo diesel
Power: 
110hp
Torque: 260Nm
0-100km/h:  
11.4 seconds
Top speed: 180km/h
Claimed Economy: 
3.9/100km
CO2 emissions:  
101g/km
Motor tax: 
€190 per year


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Renault Captur Is Ireland’s Number One Compact Crossover

The Renault Captur dominated the compact crossover segment in 2017, finishing the year in the number one position with 29.8% share.

The Captur’s performance drove the segment’s growth to almost 5% of the market in 2017.

The Renault Captur has gotten off to a strong start in 2018 also, retaining its number one position in January.

The Renault Captur has been something of an Irish success story with over 7,000 sold here since launch in 2013.

The Captur range starts at just €20,290, with alloys and air conditioning included as standard. A refreshed model arrived at the end of 2017 with new C-shaped LED lighting signature front and rear, new alloy wheel designs and new colours.

The interior has also been re-designed with new materials and new upholstery.

There's a new Signature S Nav trim now at the top of the range.

According to Renault, the most popular Captur is the Signature X Nav, priced from €24,890. Equipment includes leather seats, navigation, full LED headlights and parking assistance with an integrated rear-view camera.

Customers who choose metallic paint can add a contrasting colour on the roof at no additional cost.

Patrick Magee, Country Operations Director, Renault Ireland said, “Captur continues to be one of our best-selling models as we move further into 2018, finishing number one in its class in January once again. We are confident the refreshed model will continue to impress Irish motorists.”


Renault Captur 1.5 dCi 90 Signature

Renault Captur 1.5 dCi 90 Signature Review

The Renault Captur is a compact crossover based on the Clio. It’s a bit more practical and spacious, with the chunky looks and extra height of an SUV, and the running costs of a small car.

But in a crowded compact crossover, can the Captur stand out?

Scroll down to read the review or watch my video review:
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Design

Renault Captur 1.5 dCi 90 SignatureYou bet it can stand out from the crowd, on looks alone anyway. The Captur is deliciously compact in the metal with a very colourful presence. It looks every inch the mini off-roader with a curvy, chunky body, plastic cladding and an array of colour customisation options to choose from, ranging from the bright and bold, to the sleek and sophisticated. You can change the colour of the roof, the alloy wheel inserts and bits of pieces of the interior trim, but Renault has simplified the process by offering a number of tried and tested combinations.

While there are a lot of hard plastics in the cabin, the look is modern and funky as opposed to cheap and nasty, and should prove durable and easy to clean. Models with Renault’s R-Link infotainment system look particularly well with a touchscreen in the centre of the dash. Some models have removable seat covers that you can zip off and wash. So whether it’s chocolate, ice-cream or dog hair, there are no excuses not to have clean seats!

Renault Captur 1.5 dCi 90 Signature
Renault Captur: Colourful, modern and fun cabin
Renault Captur 1.5 dCi 90 Signature
Renault Captur: Boot is 377 litres but there are a number of ways to boost the space

The Captur is 6cm longer than the Clio so feels a bit more spacious inside and the extra height makes it easier to access the cabin and the boot, and provides a good, elevated driving position. The boot is 377 litres, with a useful flat loading sill.

But there’s more. You can slide the rear bench forwards from a lever in the boot, or from the cabin, to increase boot space. The boot also has a false floor so when you place that in the very bottom of the boot, and push the rear seats forward, you’ve boosted the boot space to 455 litres. Let down the rear seats and you have 1235 litres to play with.

Driving

There is a small 0.9-litre turbocharged petrol unit or a 1.5-litre diesel to choose from. Both produce 90bhp. My test car has the 1.5 dCi and it’s a real high point for the car because it’s so refined, you’re not even thinking you’re driving a diesel because it’s so quiet on the move. It’s not hugely powerful on paper and you don’t get shoved back into your seat every time you change gear, but it’s not sluggish either and rarely feels out of its depth.

On the road, the Captur is solid and planted, and with that diesel engine, it’s well set up for motorway driving. The steering and pedals are light so it’s a very easy car to drive and the compact dimensions make it easy to manoeuvre and park. The light controls do work a little bit against the Captur on a rural road because the steering can feel a bit vague as you turn in for the corner, and the body roll will put you off driving fast around them.

Renault Captur 1.5 dCi 90 Signature
Renault Captur: 1.5 dCi diesel engine is impressively refined and cheap to run

Economy

The 1.5 dCi has emissions of just 95g CO2/km so will cost just €180 to tax per year. The official economy for this engine is just over 74mpg.

Equipment

Renault Captur 1.5 dCi 90 Signature
Renault's R-Link infotainment system

There are three trim levels for the Irish market: Life, Intense and Signature.  Standard equipment is very good including four electric windows, Bluetooth, alloys, daytime running lights, cruise control and climate control. Signature trim has recently been added to the range and the kit list is very impressive – additional rear parking sensors, rear view camera, rear privacy glass, part leather upholstery, heated front seats and Renault’s R-Link infotainment system (includes a navigation system). A red touch pack as standard on Signature trim, adds red trim around the vents and the centre console.

Though there’s no four wheel drive option for the Captur, Signature trim adds Renault’s Grip Xtend advanced traction control system. It features three modes (Road, Loose Ground and Expert) and you can toggle between  them via a rotary dial on the centre console.

Renault Captur 1.5 dCi 90 Signature
Renault Captur: A stylish and practical compact crossover

Verdict

The Captur is not the sort of car that will encourage you to drive fast – it’s more of a comfortable, refined and economical one that you will enjoy on the motorway or around town. It’s a small car but Renault has packaged the space really well with clever design touches, and in a crowded compact crossover market the Captur stands out for its style and customisation – without being weird-looking. So if you don’t fall for the space, you will certainly love the way it looks!

Caroline Kidd

Model Tested: Renault Captur 1.5 dCi 90 Signature
Price: 
€23,990
Engine: 
1.5-litre diesel
Power: 
90bhp
0-100km/h:
13.1 seconds
Economy: 
74.3mpg
CO2 Emissions: 
95g/km
Motor Tax: 
€180 per year