CAPTUR ‘ed for the weekend!

HOMME Magazine takes a gentleman’s approach to our Motoring reviews. We are not ‘petrolheads’ neither are we the ‘Stig’. The HOMME focus is compatibility to an urban lifestyle.

Meantime, with the newly energized HOMME Motoring reviews we commence with the Renault Captur. There are loads of small SUVs to choose from these days, so a car needs to have a little something different, a little je ne sais quoi, to stand out. Step forward the Renault Captur.

It looks more stylish than conventional alternatives. The French cars look more attractive and drive like French cars too. They just are … French!

Inside, the Captur has a new entertainment system, aptly called the infotainment system, a slick design and attractive materials. And there’s ample space for people inside, particularly in the back.

The variants available include the Captur, Captur Plus and Captur Trophy. Each get the infotainment system with built-in sat-nav featuring Waze. So you can still get navigation through your smartphone. Radio and Bluetooth are standard, too.

PHOTO: Renault Captur.

The quality of the materials inside are high – although maybe the Peugeot 2008 just shades it in this respect. But the Captur’s space is great. You won’t have any complaints in the front – drivers of all sizes will be able to get comfy and enjoy excellent vision. In the back, the Captur is similarly impressive. A pair of adults will fit in comfortably, although getting a third in might prove tight.

The Captur has a party trick in the back – its rear bench can slide forwards and backwards as one, trading rear legroom for boot space. That means the Captur’s boot, at 455 litres with the seats pushed forward, is amongst the largest of any rival. With the seats all the way back the boot shrinks to 377 litres.

Our Captur was the basic TCe 120 EDC a Turbo/Direct fuel-injection 1,197 cc capacity. A  great economical vehicle. The Captur is no thriller to drive, but it wasn’t designed to be. More importantly, it steers precisely and feels grippy and stable through turns.

So overall, the Captur wows you with its initial style but doesn’t quite match up when you scratch the surface. Still, it does look great, feels high-quality and offers lots of space nevertheless.

PHOTO: Limited Edition Renault Captur Trophy

If this sounds like your next car then head over to the Renault showroom and check out their excellent Captur deals. Renault have launched a Subscription Programme offering a Pre-Owned Captur from RM1,299 per month with options of 1, 2 & 3 years. They have a current promotion whereby you pay RM799 for the first 6 months and RM1,299 for the subsequent 6 months. This amazing price includes Road Tax, Insurance & Servicing.

How practical is it?

The Captur will happily take four to five adults in comfort and it still offers a big boot for a small SUV, with its clever sliding bench a particular practical boost.

What’s it like inside?

The Renault Captur looks and feels great inside. Although its infotainment is good, there are still better systems available in other rivals.

Having test driven the Captur HOMME Magazine give the car 5 stars and recommend the Subscription Package. Brilliant deal.

Dato’ Nicholas Pinder test drives the Renault Captur

Contact Renault:

TC Euro Cars Sdn Bhd (113605-D)

Lot 1A, Jalan Kemajuan,

Seksyen 13,

Petaling Jaya,

46200 Selangor

Phone: 1800-18-8663 (Monday – Sunday, 8:00am-8.00pm, excluding public holidays)

Email: renault@tanchonggroup.com

Emergency Roadside Assistance: 1800-88-8663 (24 hours, 7 days a week)

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