Living with it – Renault Captur 1,3T EDC Intens introduction

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Unavoidably delayed in its arrival in our market, the all-new Renault Captur presents the entire refinement and poise of its fashionable Clio sibling, in an SUV package deal that goals to take the combat to the favored VW T-Cross. We’ll be spending the subsequent three months behind the wheel of the range-topping 1,3T EDC Intens to seek out out simply how sturdy the brand new Renault’s case for line honours is. 



Renault Captur 1,3L Turbo EDC Intens long run stats

Time spent: 1 of three months

Distance lined: 1 000 km

Common gasoline consumption: 7.5 L/100 km

Driver: Siyavuya Mbaduli

We like: Total refinement; eager drivetrain

We don’t like: Delay in happening sale in SA

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Having had the chance to acquaint myself with the Renault Clio, the older sibling of the Captur, I used to be completely satisfied to seek out that the unmistakable contact of the French finesse and elegance being handed all the way down to its raised trip hight spinoff. Regardless of the fixed want for manufacturers to adapt and evolve, there’s all the time consolation getting right into a automobile to seek out ourself in a well-recognized surroundings.

The Captur’s visible enchantment has matured noticeably. Drawing inspiration from the fifth-generation Clio, the once-rounded form has now embraced a extra refined look with distinct edges. This evolution is obvious within the automobile’s extremities and the ribbed design on the bonnet. Moreover, the elongated headlights and taillights contribute to the notion of a bigger and extra substantial presence.

Including to its distinctive styling, the Captur is supplied with skid plates at each the entrance and rear, complemented by a protecting mould that extends from the entrance to the rear, protecting the wheel arches and the decrease portion of the automobile’s sides. Enhancing the outside additional are the 17-inch alloy wheels and attention-grabbing two-tone color scheme on our top-spec Intens mannequin.

This spinoff additionally good points a floating centre console (not provided within the Zen mannequin), which is simply one of many many options that make up the Captur’s Sensible Cockpit. The inside boasts a portrait-style, 9.3-inch multimedia display, snug cloth seats, and a plethora of high-quality supplies that make up the dashboard, door panels, and steering wheel.

I’m wanting ahead to spending extra time with the Captur, together with getting used to utilizing this model’s established stork-mounted infotainment controls. Thus far, my finest gasoline consumption has been 7,5 L/100 km.

The Renault Captur 1.3L Turbo EDC Intens, at present carries a price ticket of R499 999, with he entry-level mannequin accessible from R454 999. With this degree of poise and polish, the Renault’s primary rival in our market stays the favored T-Cross. 

Associated: 2023 Renault Captur specs and pricing