What is it?
When the Renault Captur launched in 2013, it only really had one direct threat – the Nissan Juke. Four years later and the compact crossover segment of the car market is flooded with alternatives, meaning the Captur needs to up its game to keep pace with existing rivals and the many more on their way, including the Hyundai Kona and Kia Stonic, to name just two.
When you consider the Captur is the biggest-selling model for Renault in the UK, and was the best-selling car in this segment across Europe in 2016, the French car maker can’t afford to rest on its laurels.
So, what has Renault changed? Not much. This mid-life overhaul for the Captur is as mild as they come. Exterior changes include optional full LED headlights to bring it in line with other Renault models. The Captur front end design has been refreshed - it now includes a chrome strip on the grille and new skid plates on both front and rear bumpers - to more closely resemble its big brother, the Renault Kadjar.
The interior has also had some tweaks in a bid to make it more luxurious and there’s more optional equipment available, including blind sport warning, hands-free parking and a fixed panoramic sunroof.
The engine line-up remains unchanged with 89bhp and 108bhp 1.5-litre dCI four-pot diesels and two TCe petrol units: the 89bhp three-cylinder and 118bhp four-cylinder.