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Old 11-12-2013, 07:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Whatís new?

This is a new kind of car for Renault. Itís based on the Clio, but has chunkier styling, extra ground clearance and more interior space.
The Captur (pronounced ĎCaptureí) taps into the trend for supermini-sized SUVs Ė a market defined by the bug-eyed Nissan Juke, which defied expectations to become a huge sales hit.

Renault has also drawn inspiration from Mini, offering a wide range of Ďpersonalisationí options Ė from bonnet stripes to air vent sleeves. Despite appearances, though, the Captur isnít available with four-wheel drive.
The engine line-up at launch comprises 90bhp 0.9-litre petrol, 120bhp 1.2 petrol and 90bhp 1.5 diesel. The more powerful petrol engine comes with a twin-clutch automatic gearbox, which is optional on the diesel from summer 2013.
Trim levels mirror the Clio, staring at Expression, then Expression+, Dynamique MediaNav and Dynamique S MediaNav. Standard equipment includes front and rear electric windows, cruise control and hill-start assist, while Dynamique versions get Renaultís R-Link touchscreen media system with in-built TomTom sat nav.
The Captur hadnít been crash-tested by Euro NCAP at the time of writing. However, the Clio achieved a full five stars, so we expect a similarly good result.
Captur prices start from £12,495 for the entry-level 0.9 petrol, up to £18,895 for a fully-loaded diesel auto.
Whatís it up against?

The Captur faces a growing number of small, five-door SUVs, including the Mini Countryman, Vauxhall Mokka and, of course, the Nissan Juke. Fordís Ecosport, the Peugeot 2008 and the Suzuki SX4 are also due soon.
If youíre prepared to trade style for space, there are rivals from the MPV end of the spectrum, too, such as the Ford B-Max, Honda Jazz, and Vauxhall Meriva.
Alternatively, for the price of a higher-spec Captur, you may prefer a conventional medium hatchback, like a Ford Focus, Kia Ceeíd or Volkswagen Golf.
Read our full review of the Nissan Juke
Why buy one?

Love it or loathe it, you canít ignore the Capturís styling; itís like a Clio after six months of gym workouts and protein shakes. And the chance to personalise the car with bright colours, graphics and interior trims certainly adds to its appeal.
Itís also good value for money. The Captur is at least £500 cheaper than an equivalent Nissan Juke Ė and around £4,000 less than a Mini Countryman.
And it should also be relatively cheap to run, too. We havenít tested the car in our lab yet, but Renaultís claims for fuel economy look impressive, at up to 76.4mpg for the diesel.
The Capturís interior is roomy enough for two adults and three kids, while clever touches such as a sliding rear seat, adjustable boot floor and removable storage boxes boost versatility.
Finally, the carís compact dimensions Ė itís only 60mm longer than a Clio Ė make it easy to drive and park.
Watch our Renault Clio video review
Whatís its Achillesí heel?

The Captur isnít as enjoyable to drive as a Mini Countryman, or indeed a Clio.
Its steering lacks feedback and the ride is firm around town; speed humps and potholes must be handled with care. It also rolls a lot more than a Clio when cornering, although thereís no shortage of grip.
Ultimately, though, Renaultís average reliability record and poor owner satisfaction score in the 2012 Which? Car Survey is the Capturís biggest potential pitfall.



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Old 11-12-2013, 07:06 AM   #2 (permalink)
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  • Pros:
    • Five-star safety rating
    • Stylish looks
    • Decent practicality
  • Cons:
    • Not much fun to drive
    • Expensive compared to Clio
    • Two-wheel drive only

Take a Renault Clio, lengthen it, raise it a bit and give it a more practical interior and essentially you have the Renault Captur. Unlike some of the main rivals that Renault is targeting – the Vauxhall Mokka and Nissan Juke, for instance – the Captur doesn’t come with a four-wheel-drive option, but its raised ride height still makes it very good to drive around town in its two-wheel-drive version. The steering is light and the suspension soft, while good visibility makes the Captur very easy to manoeuvre and a something of a doddle to park. Things take a turn for the worse once you get on the motorway, however, with the tiny engines becoming annoyingly noisy and proving to be drastically underpowered. If you want a car that's fun to drive, but still economical and cheap to run, we’d wait for the Ford Ecosport due in 2014. The Renault Captur comes in two main specifications – entry-level Expression and top-of-the-line Dynamique.
Drive


2.4 /5
Not the last word in fun, but accomplished around town
It's hardly surprising that the Captur drives in a similar way to the Renault Clio, seeing as that's the car it's based on. You get to choose between two petrol engines and a single diesel model, with the 1.5-litre dCi diesel easily striking the best balance of performance and economy. Thanks to light pedals and (maybe too light) steering, all models are very easy to zip around town in, offering plenty of good visibility and a smooth manual gearbox. The 900cc TCe petrol engine is also surprisingly handy for nipping in and out of traffic in busy urban roads. The 1.2-litre TCe petrol engine comes fitted with a flappy-paddle gearbox, but, frankly, it feels too slow to respond and we’d recommend avoiding it unless you really do want an automatic gearbox. Long distance drives are comfortable enough, thanks to the cushioned suspension, but if you want some real fun behind the wheel, we’d suggest holding out for the Ford Ecosport, which is based on the Ford Fiesta and is due to be launched early in 2014.
Comfort


2.6 /5
Raised ride height makes it more comfortable than a Clio
As the Captur is a little longer, has raised suspension and sports beefier bodywork, the Captur is a lot more comfortable than the Clio supermini on which it's based. The supple suspensions is well cushioned and absorbent but not as the cost of making the Captur a difficult car to drive. Do bear in mind, though, that if you choose to have the larger 17-inch alloy wheels fitted, the Captur does then tend to bounce and bump about over bumps in the road, making the ride a lot less calm and composed. The 1.5-litre dCi diesel engine is smooth but gets a bit noisy when driving at motorway speeds, while the small petrol engines are really better suited to driving around town only. The front seats are comfy, while the rear seats slide back and forth to increase legroom or boot space, depending on your needs. And if you buy a top-spec Dynamique Captur, then you’ll also get removable seat covers, too.
Reliability


2.5 /5
Based on the new Clio, the Captur should score well in terms of safety
The Captur uses parts and engines that have already been tried and test across other Renault and Dacia ranges, most specifically from the Renault Clio, so it should prove pretty reliable and give you very few teething problems. However, Renault has traditionally had mixed fortunes in customer satisfaction surveys, which can give buyers pause. The good news is that Renault has been working hard on improving their reliability record and its 21st place in the 2013 Driver Power survey's manufacturers rankings shows that it's paying off. It marks a six place climbs on its 2012 finish at 27th, right near the bottom, so you can take some peace of mind that it looks likely that things are going to get better in this regard. Certainly the interior is well constructed, built from high-quality, robust materials that should stand the tests of time (and family abuse). There's no faulting the Captur in terms of safety, though, with it securing the maximum (and now common) five-star rating in the Euro NCAP crash safety tests. All models come fitted with anti-lock brakes and electronic stability control as standard, while all the usual airbags, ISOFIX child seat fixings and curtain airbags are included, too.
Practicality


3 /5
There’s more room inside than the equivalent Clio
Okay, so basing the Captur on the Clio means you’re not going to get much more practicality than you would find in a supermini – but you do get just enough extra to make it worthwhile. Thanks to a slightly longer body (60mm longer) and some clever planning of its interior dimensions, there feels like a lot more space inside for passengers and driver alike. There's lots of space in the front, with deep door bins and a handy centre storage cubby providing plenty of room for your bits and pieces. The UK doesn’t get mainland Europe's 11-litre glove compartment, however, because Renault aren’t moving some of the electronics to the right-hand side when they convert the Captur from its left-hand-drive origins. In the back, there's a sliding rear bench that can slide forwards and back to create either more legroom or extra boot space depending on what you need at any given point. With the seats pushed all the way back, there's a reasonable 377 litres of boot space available, which expands to 455 litres when you push them forward. The standard-fit split-fold seats fold 60:40, while top-of-the-range Dynamique cars also get washable seat covers – perfect for all that family life can throw at them.
Value for money


3.4 /5
Steep price-hike over Clio on which it is based
Naturally, because it's (a bit) bigger, the Captur costs more than the equivalent model of Renault Clio, which it shares its engines and basic specifications with. However, it's perhaps asking a lot for customers to be willing to shell out nearly £1,800 extra when the cars are still so similar. Having said that (and accepting that not everyone in the market for a Captur will do a blow-by-blow comparison with the Clio), equipment levels are decent, with all cars coming fitted with air-conditioning, hill-start assist and cruise control as standard. Top-of-the-range Dynamique MediaNav models also include TomTom sat-nav, larger alloy wheels and heated seats, while climate control and an upgraded stereo are both available only as desirable options. But, in all honesty, if you don’t really need the extra (little bit of) space, the Clio remains the better bet, simply in terms of what you get for your money.
Running costs


3.2 /5
Economical engines and lightweight body make Captur quite cheap to run
The most fuel-efficient Captur is the economical 1.5-litre dCi diesel, which returns a mighty 76mpg, while emitting only 96g/km of CO2 and thereby being exempt from annual road tax. All models come with an Eco button on the dashboard, though, which, when pushed, limits engine power and thereby boosts fuel economy by up to 10 per cent – which is a very useful feature to have if you spend a lot of your driving time nipping around town. Even the thirstiest model – the TCe automatic EDC petrol – manages to return a healthy 52.3mpg and emits 125g/km of CO2. This is at least in part due to the Captur being designed as a crossover to rivals the likes of the Nissan Juke and Vauxhall Mokka, yet only weighing 100kg more than a standard Clio supermini. But, unlike the Juke and Mokka, you don’t get a four-wheel drive option for the Captur, which also helps keep running costs down, while the range of small petrol and diesel engines are all cheap to run, too.


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Got to love modern features like day time running LED's that a lot of more popular and high end brands which not a lot of lower end brands have. Good move for Renault, seems like we can expect more stuff like this from them in the future.



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That review from carbuyer really doesn't seem like it likes the Captur too much. Nothing above a 3.4 on any of the criteria. And this talk of the Clio has me thinking too. Are you guys also considering the Renault Clio?

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That review from carbuyer really doesn't seem like it likes the Captur too much. Nothing above a 3.4 on any of the criteria. And this talk of the Clio has me thinking too. Are you guys also considering the Renault Clio?

some reviewers just stress their opinion and not so much the facts, so dont take all of it to heart, it's best to watch and read a number of reviews and then judge for yourself.



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Very nice (dutch) review from the Captur. http://www.segerink-wolbers.nl/merke...enault_captur/

Renault Captur

De nieuwe sportieve crossover van Renault. Dat is de Renault Captur. Een expressief front, vele rondingen en gespierde flanken en wielkasten. Brede spatborden voor een sportief en krachtige uitstraling en een interieur waar je u tegen zegt. Ultramodern design, volop ruimte, veel comfort, keuze uit acht kleuren zipper bekleding en twee ingebouwde navigatie – en multimediasystemen. En dat is nog maar het begin. De Renault Captur is namelijk helemaal naar eigen wens in te richten.

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Nieuwe Renault Captur - Ultieme combinatie van SUV en MPV

Dat de Renault Captur een prachtauto is om naar te kijken, dat is duidelijk. Maar dat deze SUV MPV combinatie ook nog eens erg zuinig is komt misschien als een verrassing. De beste technologieŽn komen samen in de Renault Captur. Daarnaast is de auto ook erg praktisch ingericht.

Stop & Start systeem
Energy Smart Management (ESM)
Hill- Start Assist
Magic Drawer opberglade
Zipper wisselbare stoelbekleding
Pack look interieur thema’s
17” LM wielen
R-link multimediasysteem
Eco-modus
Renault Captur Segerink & Wolbers

Bij een Renault Captur van Segerink & Wolbers wordt de ruimte van een MPV gecombineerd met het avontuurlijke en passionele van een SUV. Een uiterst geslaagde combinatie. Meer ruimte, praktische mogelijkheden en laag verbruik. Naast de al genoemde brandstofbesparingen is er ook flink bespaard op het gewicht in de Captur. Zo weegt deze Crossover nauwelijks meer dan een personenwagen. Daarnaast geeft de brede indicator bij de snelheidsmeter en toerenteller exact aan hoe zuinig de bestuurder rijd. Uniek in de Renault Captur is de zogenaamde dashboardlade, de Magic Drawer. In plaats van een dashboardkastje biedt de Captur u een lade met aanzienlijk meer diepte en ruimte.

Renault Captur - Onder de motorkap

Alle motoren van de Renault Captur zijn turbomotoren. Pittig en sportieve acceleratie in alle toerentallen. De ENERGY motoren zorgen voor comfort, zuinigheid en beperkte CO2-uitsoot. De ENERGY TCe is een driecilinder benzine turbomotor die maar liefst 90pk levert. Rijdt u liever een diesel? De ENERGY dCI 90 is de beste in zijn klasse. Deze dieselmotor heeft een verbruik van 1 op 27 bij gemengd gebruik. Nagenoeg geruisloos verplaatst u zich over het wegdek. De motoren zijn uitgerust met een EDC-versnellingsbak met zes versnellingen welke vlot doorschakelt. Alles ten goede van het comfort.

De Renault Captur is al van u vanaf € 15.990,-. Ook aan de leaserijder is gedacht. U least de Renault Captur namelijk met 14% bijtelling en het betreft een A-Label. Ervaar direct de nieuwe Renault Captur bij Segerink & Wolbers en vraag een proefrit aan. Wij helpen u graag op weg.
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scored pretty low in alot of things...



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scored pretty low in alot of things...
The reliability part scared me and might have some people thinking twice about buying one:

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2.6 /5
Raised ride height makes it more comfortable than a Clio
As the Captur is a little longer, has raised suspension and sports beefier bodywork, the Captur is a lot more comfortable than the Clio supermini on which it's based. The supple suspensions is well cushioned and absorbent but not as the cost of making the Captur a difficult car to drive. Do bear in mind, though, that if you choose to have the larger 17-inch alloy wheels fitted, the Captur does then tend to bounce and bump about over bumps in the road, making the ride a lot less calm and composed. The 1.5-litre dCi diesel engine is smooth but gets a bit noisy when driving at motorway speeds, while the small petrol engines are really better suited to driving around town only. The front seats are comfy, while the rear seats slide back and forth to increase legroom or boot space, depending on your needs. And if you buy a top-spec Dynamique Captur, then youíll also get removable seat covers, too.
Reliability
Last thing you want in a vehicle like this is one that's unreliable.



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you copied the wrong part

Reliability


2.5 /5
Based on the new Clio, the Captur should score well in terms of safety
The Captur uses parts and engines that have already been tried and test across other Renault and Dacia ranges, most specifically from the Renault Clio, so it should prove pretty reliable and give you very few teething problems. However, Renault has traditionally had mixed fortunes in customer satisfaction surveys, which can give buyers pause. The good news is that Renault has been working hard on improving their reliability record and its 21st place in the 2013 Driver Power survey's manufacturers rankings shows that it's paying off. It marks a six place climbs on its 2012 finish at 27th, right near the bottom, so you can take some peace of mind that it looks likely that things are going to get better in this regard. Certainly the interior is well constructed, built from high-quality, robust materials that should stand the tests of time (and family abuse). There's no faulting the Captur in terms of safety, though, with it securing the maximum (and now common) five-star rating in the Euro NCAP crash safety tests. All models come fitted with anti-lock brakes and electronic stability control as standard, while all the usual airbags, ISOFIX child seat fixings and curtain airbags are included, too.




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you copied the wrong part

Reliability


2.5 /5
Based on the new Clio, the Captur should score well in terms of safety
The Captur uses parts and engines that have already been tried and test across other Renault and Dacia ranges, most specifically from the Renault Clio, so it should prove pretty reliable and give you very few teething problems. However, Renault has traditionally had mixed fortunes in customer satisfaction surveys, which can give buyers pause. The good news is that Renault has been working hard on improving their reliability record and its 21st place in the 2013 Driver Power survey's manufacturers rankings shows that it's paying off. It marks a six place climbs on its 2012 finish at 27th, right near the bottom, so you can take some peace of mind that it looks likely that things are going to get better in this regard. Certainly the interior is well constructed, built from high-quality, robust materials that should stand the tests of time (and family abuse). There's no faulting the Captur in terms of safety, though, with it securing the maximum (and now common) five-star rating in the Euro NCAP crash safety tests. All models come fitted with anti-lock brakes and electronic stability control as standard, while all the usual airbags, ISOFIX child seat fixings and curtain airbags are included, too.
Thanks.

Reliability is something they really need to work on, if they don't, it could be a major deal breaker for some. But depending on where it's sold people might still buy it as it might be the better option out there.



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