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Car review: The Renault Captur

Is the Renault Captur the king of the road and more importantly is it the king of crossover vehicles that are currently on the road?. That is what we are looking to find out today. Today we will be looking at the success that this crossover vehicle has achieved ever since it first went on sale and the special features which have helped it to be one of the best crossover models on the market. The very first glimpse of the Captur model was first caught in a concept design form from the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. After which it went on sale two years later after being displayed in production guise in Geneva yet again. The vehicle has been helped to achieve some great success due to some of ques that it carries over from the Clio it is also popular due to its sheer amount of safety equipment that it was awarded a five star Euro NCAP rating for. The vehicle is built in Spain and offered all around the world.

 

Huge success for the Captur Crossover

The Captur quickly gained a lot of credibility and a strong reputation early on into its lifespan. In 2014 it won the award of the best small SUV for a figure less than £16,000 from Whatcar?. For the year of 2013 alone, the motor achieved new sales figures of 84,000 units sold within the course of less than a year. Two petrol engines are offered aswell as two diesels. The most powerful of the bunch is the Tce 120 Automatic petrol. We see this hit top speeds of 119 miles per hour with the 0 to 62 miles per hour sprint being achieved in just under eleven seconds. For a small SUV, this is a big accomplishment.

 

Some great technology features such as voice recognition which works in a similar manner to the Ford SYNC system is included with the model as are parking sensors and a touch screen sat nav system. A five star Euro NCAP rating was awarded to the vehicle due to the amount of safety features to be included. The car benefits from cruise control,dual airbags and ABS as completely standard.

 

How does the Captur compare to other key rivals?

The Nissan Juke and the 5008 from Peugeot are seen as the two biggest competitors for the Renault Scenic. All three of these vehicles have a strong position in the crossover segment with all achieving good all round sales. The Captur is now on sale at Renault showrooms up and down the country and can be purchased with prices starting from £14,195. Prices rise depending on which trim level you are interested in. These include Expression, Dyanmique Medianav, Dynamique S Medianav and Signature.  

The Renault Captur

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