2016 Renault Captur

Mini SUV segment of Renault vehicles wasn’t expected to make some great impact on the market. First launched in 2013, company decided to have a shot in best selling part of the automotive industry. Well, Captur didn’t have fairytale end with huge success, but starting sale number promised, and now we will see new vehicle as 2016 Renault Captur. This crossover offers great performance to price ratio. It is not the most powerful, the most attractive, or the best performer in the class, but its reliability and styling promise better year.

2016 Renault Captur side view

2016 Renault Captur design

Styling of the 2016 Renault Captur could look familiar. If you think of some Nissan vehicle, you could be right. These two companies started their cooperation, so new Captur will use Juke B platform. First vehicle maybe had some glitches, but it should be gelled by 2016 year model. Recognizable detail from 2013 SUV was its base orange color, whic will be default option again. However, buyers will have options to pick some other color from wider palette. Exterior look is pretty much the same. Interior materials are modified. Renault R-link infotainment and Media Nav navigation comes with base models.

2016 Renault Captur interior

2016 Renault Captur engine

Base model of the 2016 Renault Captur comes with 1.2-l I-4 petrol drivetrain. It should deliver 115 hp and 140 -ft of torque. According to official information, new SUV will accelerate to 60 mph in 11 seconds. Max speed will be 120 mph. This engine is very economical, with fuel consumption of 50 mpg. Other powertrain option is diesel unit. It is 1.5-l inline-four with 90 hp and 160 lb-ft of torque. With this drivetrain 2016 Captur would sprint 2 seconds slower. Max speed also drops to 105 mph, but fuel economy raises significantly. Both units are mated to either five speed manual or six speed automated gearbox.

2016 Renault Captur rear view

2016 Renault Captur release date and price

The 2016 Renault Captur should arrive soon to the dealerships. Refreshed model could come out at the end of 2015, or if delayed, early in 2016. However, its price should make it very attractive on the market. Basic model will be valued around $16.500, while some higher trims could go closer to $20.000.

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