The popular Franch Company has been trying to woo the urban, young buyers away from the rivals like Ford and GM with the newest model 2019 Renault Captur. After tying up with Nissan, it is actually faring well. To cash in on the mini SUV craze, the company launched the Captur model a few years back.
However, the first generation received mixed reviews. So, Renault has given this pint-sized SUV a nice makeover for 2019. While the 2019 model does have a few shortcomings and faces steep competition it is an improvement over the predecessor. The newest model will be facelifted and it will get a new front grill and some of the advanced tech.
2019 Renault Captur Exterior Design Changes
The 2019 Renault Captur is funky looking and the curves and creases on its body make it look posh too. The car stands out owing to numerous color combinations offered by the company –called ‘color identity’ packs. The two-tone paint lends it a swanky appeal. It is aimed mostly at affluent small urban families.
The color combination continues in the cabin too. The speaker surrounds and air vents get color strips and even alloy wheels get colored caps. You may even choose removable seat covers in colors of your choice. The Captur is the color customization champion beyond any doubt. It is sold in two trims Zen and Intent. The cabin now comes with soft-touch surfaces and good ergonomics overall. There are also rumors that this model will get a bigger version called Grand Capture. However, this information is not yet official.
Safety and Amenities
In safety and amenities, the 2019 Renault Captur performs well but some hiccups are there. The touchscreen display looks snazzy but it is not so fluid to operate. You may have trouble using Bluetooth with your phone too.
Zen trim gets a rearview camera and rear parking sensors. The Intens trim gets additional parking sensors, LED headlights, enhanced sat -nav system, panoramic sunroof, and blind-spot warning. However, you still do not get autonomous emergency braking.
2019 Renault Captur Engine and Transmission System
The 2019 Renault Captur is fitted with engines that are suited for urban driving but you can take the car for occasional highway trips. The dual-clutch automatic gearbox feels a tad slow though.
The Intens trim gets a specially extended grip control setup which is similar to traction control system. It is not an ideal car for tackling off terrains though. Renault’s Easy Park system, only available in Intens trim is excellent. You get both gasoline and diesel engines to pick from. You only get FWD with the models. The new model from some rumors will get a twin-turbo 1.6-liter four that makes 158 HP and 280 lb-ft of torque. This engine will come with a dual-clutch automatic transmission.
2019 Renault Captur will be also offered with old engines
Also, in the offer will be the same old 1.2-litre petrol engine that is able to make 118 HP and 1.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder option that will deliver 108 HP. With this engine, the model will accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 9.9 seconds.
2019 Renault Captur Price and Availability
The exact release date and price of 2019 Renault Captur is unknown. However, this car will debut in late 2018. The expected base trim price is approx $22.000. After the great success of the predecessor in the 2017 year, this model is sold in 112.000 copies in the first quartal of the year. The company expects in future 250.000 units per year of this model.
Summing it up
Frankly, there are quite a number of things about the upcoming 2019 Renault Captur as it is. The cute and snazzy looks will grow on you and Renault spoils the buyers with color combination choices. There are various engines and the car is best for urban driving. In safety, it ticks most of the boxes. In amenities, it is a mixed bag but the few drawbacks are not very glaring. Overall, it stacks up well against segment rivals like the Mazda CX 3 and new Hyundai Creta.