Europe's best-selling subcompact crossover has received a mild refresh.
As promised in a press release from last week, Renault is introducing today a lightly updated Captur in a bid to keep those sales numbers up high in Europe where 215,670 units were sold in 2016. It was the most popular model in its segment on the old continent and with updates such as optional full-LED headlights and a fancy fixed glass roof, Renault hopes it will lure in even more buyers into their showrooms.
To spice things up, the 2017 Captur facelift also welcomes fresh paints dubbed “Atacama Orange” and “Ocean Blue,” as well as a new roof color called “Platinum Gray.” In total, there are more than 30 different combinations available to personalize the subcompact crossover on the outside, while the interior cabin is available with six customization options. Furthermore, clients can select from a multitude of color packs for both the exterior and the interior.
Renault’s designers have also made some subtle changes to the front grille by giving it a chrome strip to make it look more like what its bigger brothers have, the Kadjar and Koleos. In addition, both front and rear bumpers are now hosting C-shaped LED daytime running lights and come with reworked skid plates like most crossovers have for a dash of ruggedness. Depending on trim level, the Captur can ride on 16- or 17-inch alloy wheels available in different designs.
Renault has not made any changes underneath the hood, so the 2017 Captur will solider on with the usual 0.9- and 1.2-liter turbocharged gasoline engines and the thrifty 1.5-liter diesel.
The lightly tweaked Renault Captur will bow at the Geneva Motor Show on Tuesday where an “EV surprise” is going to be introduced as well. These two will sit alongside the Euro-spec Koleos midsize SUV and the Alaskan pickup truck, while the company’s new Alpine division will bring the lovely A110. As for the low-cost Dacia brand, it will also be there with the rugged Logan MCV Stepway.
Gallery: 2017 Renault Captur facelift
New Captur, with extra allure
- The top-selling urban crossover has gained even more allure with its C-Shape light signature, new body colors and glass roof
- Find out more about the new interior, redesigned for enhanced quality, and a new version of Captur at the Geneva Motor Show
New Captur will be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show on March 7. With an upgraded design, inside and out, and the arrival of new equipment, the top-selling B-segment crossover in Europe (215,670 units in 2016) fully intends to retain its leadership.
Even more personalization possibilities
Captur keeps the essentials responsible for its success, including its two-tone body. Personalization possibilities have been extended with two new body colors, Atacama Orange and Ocean Blue, and a new roof color, Platinum Gray. Motorists can choose from over 30 different combinations to create their very own Captur.
Captur steps up the differentiation game with six interior personalization packs including a variety of colors – Ivory, Ocean Blue, Caramel, Red, Satin Chrome and Patina Chrome – and five exterior packs: Ivory, Ocean Blue, Cappuccino, Red, and Atacama Orange (for the wheel bolts and door panel strips).
Brand-identity light signature
As with the Brand’s latest models, New Captur is equipped with full LED “Pure Vision” headlights (depending on the version). This technology sharpens the car’s looks and improves safety while providing greater efficiency.
LED daytime running lights are built into the lower bumper in a C shape, forming the brand’s light signature. The rear lights feature the same signature, visible day and night.
More emphatic crossover design
Captur has been redesigned to strengthen kinship with its big brother, Kadjar. The grille has been upgraded to more closely resemble that of Renault’s other crossovers, notably with a chrome strip. Front and rear, the bumper includes new skid plates underscoring Captur’s adventuresome personality.
Four wheel types are available for the first three trim levels: two 16-inch, Extreme and Adventure, and two 17-inch, Emotion and Explore.
Fixed glass roof
From the third trim level up, Captur can be fitted with a fixed glass roof. Available only in two-tone configuration, the new feature improves ambient light in the cabin.
Join Renault on its stand at the Geneva Motor Show at 12:15 pm on March 7 to find out about all the new features on New Captur.