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New 2024 Renault Captur facelift spied

Renault is working on a mid-life refresh for its popular crossover and we’ve spotted it

The Captur is one of the best small SUVs you can buy right now, we even gave it our Small SUV of the Year award back in 2021, but Renault is looking to make it even better with an incoming facelift. 

These latest spy shots show the new car in development and thanks to the newly unveiled facelifted Renault Clio, we already have a good idea what to expect from the updated Captur, both inside and out. 

The second-generation Captur launched just after the latest Renault Clio so the facelifted model is likely to be revealed around the end of this year. Judging by this test car, the front end could follow a similar design path as the Clio, with larger LED headlight clusters plus a more angular and aggressive bumper. Renault’s new badge will sit on a revised grille, too. 

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At the rear there’s more camouflage, which should be hiding a fresh set of rear light clusters and a new bumper. Just like the Clio we expect to see a new range-topping Alpine trim level with bespoke wheels. 

We expect to see some crossover of technology from the updated Clio to the Captur as well. The outgoing Captur offers a choice between a seven or nine-inch touchscreen and with this facelift we expect that to continue, although a larger 10-inch driver’s display might be added. The infotainment system itself will be redesigned as well. 

We don’t expect huge changes when it comes to the powertrain options, although the Clio appears to have gained some extra fuel efficiency - we expect similar results with the Captur. A TCE 90 model will come with a turbocharged 1.0-litre engine putting out 91bhp. Above that there’s an E-Tech full-hybrid with a 1.6-litre petrol unit and a 1.2kWh battery making a combined 143bhp. At the top of the range should be the plug-in hybrid E-Tech - a 1.6-litre four-cylinder mated to a 9.8kWh battery for 158bhp.  

Given that the facelifted Clio will get a decreased starting price when it goes on sale, it’s possible the Captur could drop in price from its current £22,495 entry level.

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A keen petrol-head, Alastair Crooks has a degree in journalism and worked as a car salesman for a variety of manufacturers before joining Auto Express in Spring 2019 as a Content Editor. Now, as our senior news reporter, his daily duties involve tracking down the latest news and writing reviews.

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