New Renault Captur: The B-segment “voiture à vivre”

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Captur is the B-segment “voiture à vivre” (car for living). It is versatile and multi-talented, both compact on the outside (4,23m) and spacious on the inside, modular to adapt to the uses of customers, equally at home in the city or off the grid. Its high driving position is appreciated by the customers, allowing easy access to the vehicle and good visibility of the road. All these qualities explain the success of a car that has sold over two million units in 90 countries around the world since its launch ten years ago.

New Captur adopts the new design language initiated by Gilles Vidal, Renault’s Head of Design. Playing on light and matter with taut lines and precise detailing, the new language creates a more stylish and dynamic effect. With its new front end, New Captur gains a more premium look.

New Renault Captur will continue to set the standard in urban SUVs, a market accounting for half of all sales in the B-segment, which itself makes up 30% of the total market. New Captur maintains its versatility, two-tone body colours and generous interior space, along with a range of ingenious high-tech equipment. Alongside these qualities, which are all part of its DNA, new-generation Captur gains a range of new features. More expressive inside and out, the styling delivers a unique twist of elegance and sporting spirit with the new Esprit Alpine finish. The cabin is showcased by new upholstery and new dashboard screens. Available depending on the version, the OpenR Link multimedia system with Google built-in provides the very best in on-board technology with Android Automotive 12, a world first in the B segment. The entirely new electronic architecture takes safety to new levels, with a range of latest-generation driving aids including the predictive hybrid driving function and Active Driver Assist, for Level 2 autonomous driving.

Depending on the country of sale, New Renault Captur will be available with a range of five engines, including the 145 bhp E-Tech full hybrid option, already selected by over 41% of customers in France. For enhanced driving pleasure and a more dynamic ride, the running gear has been revised and the power steering recalibrated. Depending on the version, the Extended Grip system optimises traction in all driving conditions.

Still built at the Valladolid plant, New Renault Captur will be available in Europe from April 2024.

“More than 10 years ago, Renault broke with the codes of the B segment by infusing Captur with the DNA of the “voiture à vivre” (car for living). This vision has been embodied by a maximum of comfort: a high driving position, a livable interior that can be adapted to suit the lives of the driver and passengers. All this while remaining compact: 4.23m. Building on its success, with over 2 million vehicles sold, Captur continues to stand out from the crowd. It is even more in tune with the times, with a new, more assertive design, a E-Tech full hybrid engine, and OpenR Link with integrated Google. These are all useful technologies, and they’re being acclaimed by our customers.”Fabrice Cambolive, CEO Renault brand

“While retaining the strengths that have made it a success to date, New Captur asserts its personality with new, more athletic and dynamic proportions. The completely transformed, horizontal front end is both graphic and technological, giving it a strong stylistic identity.”Paula Fabregat, Design Projects Director, Renault

 

THE VALLADOLID SITE GETS READY FOR NEW CAPTUR

Renault has already built over 8 million vehicles in Valladolid (Spain) since 1953. The site has built 2.2 million Captur units since the launch of the first generation in 2013. Today, Valladolid is getting ready for New Captur while pursuing its transformation. Process digitisation and the arrival of artificial intelligence have significantly reduced the use of energy and water, while maintaining a focus on quality. The deployment of machine vision cameras and artificial intelligence improves traceability and response.

Finally, New Captur will undergo ‘Confirmation Run’ tests. To this end, 70 vehicles will be driven for a distance of 1 million kilometres ahead of market launch. The aim is to identify areas for improvement and to ensure that New Captur is on a par with the best in terms of driving pleasure, quality and reliability.