A new engine and transmission combination has been added to the New Renault Captur line-up. The Captur is now available with the dCi 90 engine combined with a six-speed Efficient Dual Clutch (EDC) automatic transmission providing driving comfort associated with an automatic transmission, combined with the fuel efficiency and response of a manual gearbox on Europe’s best-selling compact crossover. New Captur dCi 90 EDC Automatic is available to order now, priced from £20,125 on-the-road.
The 1.5-litre dCi 90 EDC is compact, light, smooth and flexible, and has been optimised for the day-to-day conditions experienced by compact crossover owners, thanks to the use of a dual dry clutch combined with electric actuators. The transmission provides reassuringly smooth, yet fast gear changes, responding instantly to driver demands. The EDC transmission is also available with the TCe 120 engine in the Captur range.
The New Captur dCi 90 EDC has fuel economy of up to 72.4mpg (NEDC combined) and CO2 emissions as low as 101g/km, in Dynamique Nav specification.
The New Captur – a refresh of the successful small crossover originally launched in 2013 – provides a high level of specification in Dynamique Nav form with equipment such as automatic climate control, MediaNav infotainment system with seven-inch touchscreen, zip-removable upholstery, 17-inch alloy wheels, Hands free key card, electrically folding and heated mirrors, cruise control, LED daytime running lights, LED front fog lights and chrome touches to the interior. This engine and transmission option is available with a total of four trim levels and in top-of-the-range Signature S Nav guise offers Hands Free Parking, leather upholstery with heated front seats, BOSE® Premium Sound System, 360-degree parking sensors with reverse parking camera and Blind Spot Warning.
As with the rest of the New Captur range that was introduced in May of this year, the cabin is more refined, benefitting from higher grade plastics, sleek chrome and elegantly subdued colours. The steering wheel also benefits from higher grade materials and, in higher-end versions, comes trimmed with full-grain leather. The gear lever boasts a more modern appearance, while the door panels have been revised to seamlessly incorporate buttons and controls.
The Renault Captur was Europe’s best-selling B-segment SUV in 2016, with sales of 215,670. Captur was also Renault’s best-selling vehicle in the UK in 2016 with 25,841 sold. Captur sits alongside the rest of Renault’s crossover line-up of the recently-launched Koleos large SUV and the Kadjar family-sized crossover. The New Renault Captur range is available from £15,615.