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Renault Captur Pricing Confirmed

By raccars Published

Renault's forthcoming Captur compact SUV is available to order from 1st May and recently released pricing details show it will undercut the Nissan Juke – its main rival and the leader in this market sector – by £500.

The entry-level Renault Captur starts at £12,495, for which you get electric windows front and back, alloy wheels, sliding back seats, cruise control, stop-start ignition technology and a choice of two Clio-sourced engines. Trim levels will be designated Expression, Expression+, Dynamique MediaNav and topped by Dynamique S MediaNav.

The Clio's three-cylinder 0.9 litre petrol engine gives 89bhp and emissions of 115g/km, while the 1.5 litre diesel option returns the same 89bhp, but more torque and obtains that very desirable tax-free status with 95g/km in CO2 output. The standard gearbox is a five-speed manual.

As befits a car from such a fashionable market sector, Renault Captur buyers get access to a number of personalisation options, with three colour-coordinated upgrades called Arizona, Manhattan and Miami.

The most popular model is expected to be the Renault Captur Dynamique MediaNav, so-named for its seven-inch touchscreen satellite navigation system which comes with Bluetooth and USB connectivity, climate control, leather trim elements and larger alloys than lesser models. The removable and washable seat covers are an interesting feature that should help the Captur to keep its good looks for longer.

As a higher spec model, Dynamique MediaNav buyers can also choose a more powerful 1.2 litre petrol turbo engine, with 119bhp and an EDC twin clutch gearbox. Buyers will be able to specify an automatic gearbox for the diesel models at a later date. Sitting above the Dynamique MediaNav is the range-topping Dynamique S, at £18,895 the most expensive Captur.

Although all Capturs are well-equipped, there are a number of options available for buyers who wish to upgrade, such as the R-Link app system and sat-nav upgrade at £450, a £395 City Pack, with parking sensors and folding mirrors, or heated front seats for an extra £250. The personalised styling elements are more numerous and include glossy dashboard inserts, contrasting colourways for the roof and decal graphics, priced from £150-£550.

The market leading Juke aside, the Captur will also be competing with other new baby SUVs in the form of the Peugeot 2008, the Chevrolet Trax and proposed rivals from Audi and Ford. However, an excellent aftercare package should help attract buyers, as the Captur comes with Renault's 4+ programme for a four-year warranty, free servicing and roadside assistance for four years and a generous four year finance deal.

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