Europe's best-selling compact crossover range now starts at £14,575; new Iconic Nav Special Edition starts at £19,175

The Renault Captur has been updated for 2016, gaining an additional powertrain and a new range-topping model.

The 2016-model-year Capturs in Dyanmique or Nav spec are now available with Renault’s turbocharged 1.2-litre TCe petrol engine in manual guise. The new powertrain has 118bhp, a claimed 51.4mpg and outputs 125g/km of CO2.

Pricing for Capturs with this powertrain start at £16,575.

Previously the 1.2 TCe engine was only available with the dual-clutch EDC automatic gearbox; prices for that model now start at £18,075.

Elsewhere in the 2016 Captur range, Dynamique Nav and Dynamique S Nav models can now be ordered with Flame Red metallic paint and a contrasting Diamond black roof for £595. Additionally, a matching red interior colour pack can be added for £100.

The new Captur range is available in four trim levels, with a choice of two diesel and petrol engines. Prices start at £14,575 and climb to £19,175 for a new range-topping model, called the Iconic Nav Special Edition (pictured).

The extra model comes exclusively in Arctic White pearlescent paint with a Diamond Black roof and door mirror covers, and gets 17in wheels and painted lower front and rear bumpers.

Inside, there is part-leather upholstery, aluminium pedals and Renault’s R-Link Evolution infotainment system, which gains European mapping for the sat-nav and a reverse parking camera view.

The car also gets the Renault’s Grip Xtend pack as standard, adding a unique traction control system and special mud and snow tyres to improve grip on slippery surfaces.

Order books for the 2016 Captur range are open now. The car's key rivals include the Kia Soul, which starts at £12,800, and the Nissan Juke, which starts at £13,995.

Our Verdict

Renault Captur

The Renault Captur, the sister car to the Nissan Juke, offers an appealing ownership package especially after its mid-life facelift, but it isn't the last word in driving engagement

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4 July 2016
but have you at last fitted (or decided to offer) curtain airbags in what for many is a small family car?

4 July 2016
Why do you need curtain airbags? This car is already a 5 euro-Ncap star car. The important thing is the result, not the way to achieve it, no?

5 July 2016
Hopefully this will be the last time I have to post about Renaults limited petrol engine choice with a manual gear box. How can the so-called professionals get it so wrong.

 

Hydrogen cars just went POP

5 July 2016
Why only the 118bhp version and not the 130bhp version of the 1.2?

 

 

It's all about the twisties........

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