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Can The Facelifted Captur ‘Capture’ the Global Market?

Renault has given the Captur a mid-life facelift. This facelift brings changes inside and out. It aims to bring the SUV in line with the design philosophy that the company is moving forward with. The changes start from the outside design and go to the cab. 

How does it look? 

The Captur has gotten sharper and looks more premium. This is thanks to multiple features, like the fresh grill that features Renault's new diamond logo, amongst others. The new wheel arches also give it a more confident look. You will find a new bumper on the rear end, and new graphics have made their way into the C-shaped taillights. The SUV also comes with wheels ranging from 17 to 19 inches.

What is the Inside like?

You won't see many changes being made when you enter the car. A 10.4-inch infotainment display takes centre stage while handling the driver info with a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster. Renault has given the 2024 Captur the latest-generation driving aids, like predictive hybrid driving function and Active Driver Assist, for Level 2 autonomous driving. The sustainability front of the cabin is handled by recycled materials instead of leather upholstery.

What's under the hood?

The Captur launched in Europe has multiple engine options. You can get a 1.0L three-cylinder motor with 90 bhp or a 1.3-litre four-cylinder engine for the turbo petrol. The latter comes with two power outputs, 140 bhp and 160 bhp. The 6-speed manual is standard for both engines. The 160 bhp engine gets a 7-speed DCT automatic, too. There is also a hybrid on offer; it is a 1.6L hybrid strong engine that can produce 145 bhp with assistance from an electric motor. 

India Launch?

The European-spec Renault Captur is different from the one sold in India. Renault doesn't plan to bring it back. However, there is good news, though: we might see the Duster return along with a 7-seater SUV in 2025. 

TopGear Magazine May 2024