Five things to know about the new Renault Captur

April 04, 2024 by

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The Renault Captur has been given a mid-life update, and more has changed than just the design. Here’s five things you need to know about this Nissan Juke alternative. 

  • New face for the Renault Captur
  • Gets a Google-based infotainment system
  • Recycled materials used in the cabin
  • Loads of new safety kit
  • No more plug-in hybrid model

This is the new Renault Captur. It’s been given a facelift for 2024, with a new front end design keeping it looking fresh against alternatives like the Nissan Juke and Peugeot 2008. You also get a raft of new tech, as well as a revised engine lineup. Pricing hasn’t been confirmed just yet, but you’ll be able to order it in the summer.

Here are five things you need to know about the new Renault Captur.

1) It has a new face

The Renault Captur has been given a pretty radical makeover given that this is just an update, with the front end getting a selection of design cues from both the new Clio and the new Scenic E-Tech.

Those slim and pointy headlights look like they’re lifted straight from the Scenic, and the arrow-shaped daytime running lights in the bumper ape those of the new Clio. The colour-coded front grille and deeper lower bumper make the Captur look more sporty and modern than the car it replaces.

2) It has Google built-in

The big news inside the new Captur is the infotainment system, because it now uses the same Google-based software you get in the Megane E-Tech and Austral. All but the entry-level model will get this as standard, and it’s delivered through a 10.4-inch central touchscreen. That’s a marginal increase over the 9.3-inch screen you got in the outgoing Captur.

You still have Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, however the system has apps like Google Maps built in, as well as Google Assistant so you can use the same intuitive voice commands as you get on your phone. A 10.25-inch digital driver’s display is also available.

3) New eco-friendly interior materials

The overall dashboard design may be very similar to the outgoing Captur, but there are plenty of new recycled materials throughout for added eco brownie points. All of the upholstery includes recycled fabric, and there’s no leather to be found anywhere.

You can also now get an Esprit Alpine version of the Captur which sits at the top of the range. Go for this trim and you get blue details to lift the cabin and a leatherette material covering the doors and seats.

4) You get a raft of new safety kit

This new Captur features 18 new driving aids to help keep you out of trouble on the road. They’re split into three categories: safety, driving and parking. You get automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, an active speed limiter, lane keeping assist and a driver drowsiness alert as standard, just to name a few.

If all the beeping and bonging of the driver assist systems gets too much, Renault have included a customisable button which allows you to turn five of these functions off with one press. You will have to push it every time you get into the car though.

5) There’s no more plug-in hybrid version

That’s right, those who want a taste of the EV life around town will be disappointed to learn that the new Captur won’t be available as a plug-in hybrid. There are now just two engine options on offer: a 90hp 1.0-litre petrol with a manual gearbox and a 1.6-litre hybrid with 145hp.

The hybrid version can drive in electric-only mode, but only at very low speeds and for short periods of time. This makes it ideal for shuffling along in slow moving traffic, however it doesn’t offer the versatility of the old plug-in hybrid which could go for up to 28 miles without the engine kicking in. Still, it’ll return a claimed 60mpg. That’s around 5mpg more than a Peugeot 2008 can manage.

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