Renault Captur has the Potential to be the Next Big Crossover
|   Friday, June 28, 2013
The all new Renault Captur is denoted by the company as an urban cross over, although in reality it is a B Segment cross over. Renault claims that the sale of urban cross over vehicles will increase from 257,000 units per year in 2012 to over 500,000 units fall 2013. The urban cross over is expected to take over 14 percent of the current market share of the super mini segment.

Renault expects the Captur to be the second most popular car in the UK owing to its practical features and low cost.
The Captur is a well pronounced car and is quite eye catching. The body stands out in its class while the duo tone roof is a welcome change. The exterior trim enhances the aesthetics of this car while the front grille, sills and head lamps enhance the aggressive look of the vehicle.

Renault is offering 24 distinct exterior paint schemes on the Captur and this is expected to enhance the demand of the vehicle. Personalization options have not been made available as of yet although the three trim packs offer more than sufficient options. The three trims are Manhattan, Miami and Arizona and they sport distinct roof decals. The Captur is based on the same platform as the recently unveiled Renault Clio although the dimensions of both vehicles are as different as chalk and cheese.

The interior has been done up neatly and the parts are of decent quality. The interior packs in close to 377 liter boot space while it can be maximized to 455 liters on folding the second row of seats. There is sufficient head and leg room for the passengers as well as adequate storage capacity for luggage.

The Captur is also a potent cruiser and is great for weekend highway trips. The small petrol turbo charged engine displaces 120 BHP and is quite powerful considering the size of the machine. It produces sufficient torque at all levels which kicks in every time the pedal is floored. The diesel dCi engine displaces 90 BHP which is sufficient as well. The general engine options return close to 76.4 MPG although the figure should be close to 60 MPG on real road conditions.

Although the Captur is a decent family car, it is not the machine the hardcore driver craves. This as a result will decrease sales when it comes to the youth. However, the Captur has achieved more than what many other urban cross over vehicles have managed and as a result is amongst the best products that we currently have on offer.

The Captur has the right amount of zing and practicality to help it make it to the top. The interior has been customized and the customers receive a four year warranty associated with the car. The Captur brings a fresh feel to this crowded segment dominated mostly by Mini. The Renault Captur however is priced at a lower segment and features more cost effective parts and finish as compared to the Mini.
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