The second generation of the Renault Captur will arrive in Renault dealerships this week, writes Trish Whelan. However, it is available to order from dealerships beforehand priced from €21,995-€31,445.
Captur is a very familiar sight on Irish roads since its launch in 2013 and has been the most successful compact SUV ever in Ireland with almost 10,000 registrations to-date. It played a critical role in growing compact SUVs to over 10pc of the new passenger car market in 2019.
Customers appreciate its style, space, interior quality and active safety equipment as well as its price.
Renault say the new model has more space than before, is more versatile and more refined with a range of ADAS and EasyLife features.
The Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) available on the model fall into three categories: Driving, Parking and Safety. Together, they form the Renault EASY DRIVE system. Their settings are easy to adjust from the Renault EASY LINK multimedia system touchscreen.
Three trims are offered - Play, Iconic and S-Edition. From entry level upwards, all versions include 17-inch wheels, multimedia touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, full LED lights and Automatic Climate Control.
Play trim features a 7-inch touch screen with smartphone mirroring, LED lights, climate control and 17-inch allow-look flex wheels, and a comprehensive ADAS suite including E-Call, Lane Assist, Traffic Sign Recognition and AEBS.
Iconic ramps up the spec with keyless entry, built-in navigation, and is the only brand offering two-tone paint at no extra cost.
The top S-Edition gets the 9.3-inch portrait multimedia screen as standard.
The new Captur is 110mm longer than before offering significantly more interior and boot space.
Customers can choose from eleven exterior colours and four roof finishes, offering a total of 90 colour combinations.
New Captur comes with rear-sliding seats as standard on all trim levels but Renault say it is in the styling and quality of the dashboard and centre console where the new car makes real strides.
Engines are the TC3 100 (€200 road tax) and 130 with manual transmission; the TCe 130 EDC and 155 EDC (€270 road tax); dCi diesel 95/115 with manual transmission (€190 and €200 road tax), and the EDC 115 version (€190 road tax). The price walk from the Petrol TCe 100 to diesel (dCi 95) is €2,000; from Play to Iconic trim is €1,650; and from Iconic to S-Edition is €2,000.
Customers can avail of €3,500 Savings Guaranteed on New Captur for 201 as Renault is rewarding customers for choosing a cleaner, lower emissions car with Renault Carbon Rewards. Customers will receive €1,000 Carbon cashback and 2.01pc APR until 31 January 2020 through Renault Bank.
As with the latest Clio, New Captur has been awarded the maximum 5-star Euro NCAP safety test rating.