[Test Drive Review]- The All-New Renault Captur

Introduction

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The All-New Renault Captur is the first-ever urban crossover from Renault. Built at Renault’s Valladolid plant in Spain, this revolutionary new urban crossover from Renault brings a splash of welcome colours and glamour without losing sight of the need to deliver everyday practicality at the same time.

Exterior

The New Renault Captur comes across as appearing more imposing than its actual dimensions might suggest. Its flowing lines highlight its distinctive proportions, while its large wheels, generous ground clearance, wide tracks and steeply raked, forward-set windscreen form a unique blend of MPV, SUV and hatchback.

As Renault’s first urban crossover, the New Renault Captur’s expressive style and everyday practicality provide an open invitation to discover the world.

With various dual-tone paintwork combinations available, in addition to an optional selection of upholstery fabrics and graphic motifs, the New Renault Captur will certainly appeal to a particularly broad spectrum of tastes and desires.

Interior

The All-New Renault Captur is particularly roomy and its sliding rear seats provide an ideal balance of space for passengers and their luggage. With a maximum luggage volume of up to 455 Litres, space is aplenty with the All-New Renault Captur.

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What is also interesting in the passenger cabin is the patented ‘Zip Collection’ removable and washable zipped seat covers that allows easy washing and maintenance.

The 7-inch coloured touchscreen of the Renault R-Link multimedia system takes centre stage on the dashboard, providing all on-board with a familiar and intuitive user-interface to control various functions of the car from navigation to Bluetooth® handsfree audio streaming.

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Our Personal Opinion of the All-New Renault Captur

With its sporty, bold, and sleek outlook, the All-New Renault Captur is definitely impressive and a head-turner. The striking Arizona Orange colour of the vehicle is simply stunning and it leaves a lasting impression. As for the interior, it is comfortable and rather spacious for both the driver and passengers.

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However, with such an outstanding and sporty design, the driving experience of the All-New Renault Captur was a disappointment and I felt that it did no justice to the excellent first impression that I had of the car.

When I sat down in the driver’s seat, gripped the steering wheel and floored the accelerator pedal, I literally felt like I was driving a panel van. While I do appreciate the fact that the All-New Renault Captur comes with an ECO mode that assists the driver in reducing fuel consumption, the speed pick-up was rather slow and the feeling was very much like driving a heavy goods vehicle.

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Apart from having just an ECO mode, I really hope Renault considers having a SPORTS mode for its future variants of the Renault Captur.

In terms of handling, the All-New Renault Captur corners, turns, and brakes well and I have no qualms about that aspect. With the raised driving position that is characteristic of an SUV, parking the All-New Renault Captur was a breeze. Just so you know, the All-New Renault Captur is one of the most efficient and cleanest vehicles in its class and because of its ultra-low emission figures, it qualifies for a SGD$15,000 CEVS green rebate.

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If you are interested to find out more about the All-New Renault Captur and would like to arrange a test-drive session, head down to the Renault Car Showroom! Even #CottonTheSpitz is excited to meet his fellow furry friends at the Pet Adoption Drive organised by Renault Singapore.