New Renault Captur R.S. Line and SE Limited trims revealed
The sporty Renault Captur R.S. Line and comfort-biased Captur SE Limited join the small SUV's line-up, bringing extra technology and fresh styling
The sporty new Renault Captur R.S. Line is priced from £23,800 and comes fitted as standard with 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, rear privacy glass and a “Formula One-inspired” bodykit, with a deep front splitter and fresh rear diffuser.
Inside, there’s a similar range of sporty styling cues, such as dedicated R.S. Line upholstery, a perforated leather steering wheel, red air vent surrounds, faux carbon fibre dashboard trim, aluminium pedals and a black headliner.
R.S. Line models get the same level of standard equipment as the Captur S Edition, which includes keyless operation, front and rear parking sensors, a reversing camera, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror and automatic air-conditioning. There’s also a 9.3-inch infotainment system, with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The new Captur SE Limited sits between the entry-level Play and mid-range Iconic models, with a starting price of £20,300. It comes as standard with 17-inch diamond cut alloy wheels, LED headlights, privacy glass and special “Limited” badging for the front wings.
Rear parking sensors and keyless entry also come as standard, along with a host of safety equipment, such as lane-keep assist, automatic emergency braking and cruise control. Inside, SE Limited cars feature climate control and a seven-inch infotainment system with live traffic updates, Google search functionality, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto all fitted as standard.
Renault has also made a few subtle improvements to the rest of the Captur range. The base Play model now comes with rear parking sensors as standard, while the mid-range Iconic features automatic high beam and Renault’s 3D-effect rear light clusters. S Edition cars also get new 18-inch alloy wheels.
Buyers have a choice of three powertrains: the cheapest option is a turbocharged 1.0-litre three-cylinder unit with 89bhp and 160Nm of torque, badged TCe 90. It sends drive to the front wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox and returns claimed fuel economy of 47.9mpg.
Above that sits Renault’s TCe 140 mild-hybrid petrol engine. The 1.3-litre four-cylinder unit produces 138bhp and 260Nm of torque, which the brand says is enough for a 0-62mph time of 10.3 seconds and a top speed of 122mph. It also comes with a six-speed manual gearbox as standard, although buyers can opt for a seven-speed automatic for an extra £1,600.
The R.S. Line model is also available with a plug-in hybrid powertrain. The system comprises a 1.6-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, an electric motor and a 9.8kWh battery for a combined output of 158bhp and 340Nm of torque. Prices start from £32,695.
Renault says the PHEV system will return up to 188.3mpg on the WLTP combined cycle, while emitting as little as 34g/km of CO2. The battery allows for up to 31 miles of pure-electric driving, while the extra performance drops the crossover’s 0-62mph time to 10.1 seconds.
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