The venerable French car manufacturer plans to fully refresh its line of crossover SUVs, with a brand new 2018 Renault Captur. The Renault is not particularly famous for its SUVs, but with the introduction of Captur, it has offered a highly capable and affordable alternative for more popular and expensive models. These compact crossover models were mainly designed for customers, who wanted something in the vein of a Renault Clio, but with more storage options.
2018 Renault Captur – Design and Aesthetics
As already mentioned, the Captur is basically a Clio but with more space and off-road capabilities. However, the styling of the 2018 Renault Captur will mostly resemble that of the latest Scenic MPV. At the first sight, the upcoming SUV is not necessarily a sight to behold. It is neither big nor excessively aggressive or athletic. The thing is, it doesn’t have to be. The Captur was never known for its flashy and bombastic looks. Instead, it offered a nice combination of subtle aerodynamics, luxury, and ergonomics. Just like the previous models, this one will also feature plenty of smooth curves and a traditional bug-like look. The front of the SUV will sport an elegantly sloped hood and slightly revamped LED headlights.
Inside Look and Impressions
The Renault’s exterior philosophy should smoothly translate into the Captur’s interior philosophy as well. The newest 2018 Renault Captur is poised to change that. A full interior refreshment was what this SUV series needed, and the latest Captur will most certainly deliver it.
Its interior will be distinguished by new, high-quality materials, including leather and various metals. An enhanced SUV dashboard layout, as well as more storage options and higher seats, will make this model much more convenient and comfortable. When it comes to the tech, the customers can expect a 7-inch touch-screen display, the Signature nav system, as well as standard USB, Bluetooth and Aux sockets.
2018 Renault Captur – Power Expectations
To propel the newest 2018 Renault Captur, the French automotive giant has opted to use a number of turbocharged engines. There will be 0.9-liter 3-cylinder petrol engine, with a 5-speed manual gearbox and 90 hp and a 1.2-liter 4-cylinder petrol variant with a 6-speed automatic transmission and 116 hp. In addition, there will also be diesel variants, as well. These will be 1.5-liter variants with 90HP, with manual and optional automatic gearboxes. None of these engines is particularly powerful, as it takes them all no less than 10.5 seconds to propel the Captur from 0-62 mph. However, strong engine performance was never its key feature, so no customers will actually be surprised about it.
2018 Renault Captur – Expected Date of Arrival and Price
The Renault plans to officially unveil its latest crossover SUV by the end of 2017. The price will be around 15.000$ for petrol variants and between 18.000-22.000$ for diesel variants.