Its manufacturer describes the Renault Renault Captur ‘an urban crossover’, though in industry parlance it’s a ‘B-segment crossover’.
In the flesh, the Renault is certainly an eye-catching car. Go for the duo-tone roof and body option and the car stands out even more, partly because the contrasting colour extends to the A-pillars. It's all the more striking with the exterior trim Gloss Pack fitted around the fog lights and to the sills and grille.
And that eye-catchiness, has certainly paid dividends in the market, with Renault shifting more than 215,600 Capturs in 2016, making it Europe's best-selling B-segment crossover ahead of the Kia Soul and sibling the Nissan Juke. So significant its success, that Vauxhall, Kia and Volkswagen are all eyeing a piece of Renault's pie, however the French manufacturer refuses to sit still and has updated the small crossover for 2017.
Capturing the small Renault's vibe
The Renault Captur facelift offer two new colours and one roof colour to the range, while external changes were largely limited to a new front end resembling its bigger brother Renault Kadjar and sharing C-shaped LED day-running lights similar to the Renault Megané.
The largest change was the increase in standard equipment across the board over the outgoing model. There are still five trims to choose from - Expression+, Dynamique Nav, Dynamique S Nav, Signature X Nav and Signature S Nav.