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Geneva: Renault introduces facelifted version of Captur for 2017MY

Around four years after Renault launched its Captur subcompact crossover in 2013, the French carmaker has decided to make several changes on the way this elegant vehicle looks. Thus, for the 2017 model year, the Renault Captur will be receiving a facelift just enough to make it still appealing.

Furthermore, the interior also received several updates, with six interior personalization packs to choose from. Customers could now choose from Caramel, Ivory, Ocean Blue, Patina Chrome and Red, Satin Chrome to color the interior of their new Renault Captur.

Renault will unveil the new Captur subcompact crossover at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.

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Renault presents ‘Iconic’ Special Editions of Twingo, Clio and Captur

Expect a new high-specification special edition for each of the Twingo, Clio and Captur small cars – all featuring interior and exterior elements and specification upgrades distinct to each model.

These special editions -- dubbed as "Renault Iconic Special Editions "— can be availed in an array of available engine options like the Efficient Dual Clutch (EDC) automatic transmission for Twingo TCe90.

First off is the new Renault Twingo Iconic available from £11,845, which is derived from the Dynamique version of the Renault Twingo city car. Customers can choose from four available colors, including two new distinct metallic paints: Ultraviolet and Lunar Grey.

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DAB Radio is now standard on most Renault Clio and Captur models

Buyers of the new Renault Clio and Captur will be able to take advantage of certain spec upgrades. All Clio and Captur models with either the MediaNav or R-Link infotainment systems will feature DAB radio as standard equipment.

This excludes the entry level versions of the Renault Clio and Captur, since these base models are without MediaNav or R-Link infotainment systems. With the addition of DAB radio, drivers and passengers alike could now tune in to more radio stations while on a trip.

The good news doesn’t stop there. Renault has also made available upgraded versions of the MediaNav and R-Link. Upgrades for the Medianav system include the addition of features like Bluetooth streaming and TMC traffic information, as well as SIRI “Eyes-Free” for compatible iPhones.

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2015 Renault Captur Signature introduced in the UK, priced from 17,495 GBP

In order to make the Captur more attractive in the UK, Renault announced a new top-of-the-range trim level called Signature. Priced from 17,495 GBP, the 2015 Renault Captur Signature is based on the Dynamique S MediaNav version and adds exclusive features as standard.

When it comes to exterior design, the Captur Signature shows 17-inch Explore alloy wheels with black inserts, chromed exterior details on the front grille, fog lights, side strips and boot lid.

Moreover, the vehicle is available as standard with a two-tone exterior finish and with an optional Flame Red metallic paint. In addition, Renault offers a choice of three metallic and two solid colours. As expected, the interior also received several upgrades such as part-leather upholstery, Signature door sill plates, Signature floor mats, but also the Red Touch Pack that adds bright red details to the centre console, air vents and speakers.

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Renault may increase the output of its Captur subcompact crossover by a third next year to cope with the rising demand for small sports utility vehicles in Europe. Rochelle Chimenes, a spokeswoman for Renault, told Automotive News Europe that they expect to build 120,000 Capturs by the end of 2013, and possibly 160,000 units next year if needed.

IHS Automotive expects annual sales of subcompact SUV/crossovers to reach 582,790 units in Europe by 2016 from 307,300 this year. According to data from market researchers JATO Dynamics, segment sales surged 38 percent to 213,804 vehicles in the first half.

Captur was launched in April and it joined other newcomers in this segment in Europe like the Peugeot 2008, Chevrolet Trax and Opel/Vauxhall Mokka.

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Renault’s YouTube video featuring its Captur mini-crossover is as controversial as it is effective in attracting attention. Here is why. The video shows a gang of masked daytime robbers who forced two innocent people -- a man and a woman -- to help them get away in a Captur to a given destination.

The robbers had their “victims” use the navigation application of the R-Link infotainment system installed in the Captur to guide them to their “base.” It turned out in the end that all was an act. The video has generated over 5 million views since its release in June.

Viewer reception for the YouTube video was mixed, with 494 hitting “Dislike” versus 579 clicking “Like.”

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Renault Captur has secured a five-star rating from the European New Car Assessment Program (Euro NCAP) after acing the body’s passive safety tests. The small crossover achieved a global score of 80.5 percent, becoming the 15th Renault model to earn Euro NCAP’s maximum five-star passive safety rating. Renault Captur’s high safety score was a result of the adoption of a precise, responsive chassis.

The carmaker aimed for Captur to provide the same high standard of passive safety as the New Clio, since both cars are underpinned by the same platform.

Renault’s excellent safety performance was achieved through research on road accidents as well as on the real-world behavior of motorists – all done to develop safety solutions founded on a more holistic, efficient approach.

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Renault fans throughout the world can vote for their favorite personalized Captur in their country’s colors during the Geneva Motor Show. There’s an application on Renault’s international Facebook page that allows fans to choose from a variety of personalized versions that use the colors of the following countries: Algeria, Argentina, Brazil, Britain, France, Germany, India, Italy, Romania, Spain, Switzerland and Turkey.

Renault Design came up with these stunning personalizations. After all the votes are submitted, the winning personalized Captur will be built and will then be displayed at different events for 2013. Renault will announce the vote results on March 18 on Facebook.

According to Florence de Goldfiem, Vice-President, Corporate Communications for the Renault Group, the Inter-Country Battle is a recent addition to the exclusive content that’s available to fans of the international Renault Facebook page. So far, this page has about 400,000 fans.

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The styling of Renault’s new compact crossover, the Captur, is inspired by the Clio. The Captur, which will be a rival to the Nissan Juke and Peugeot 2008, will be presented this March at the Geneva motor show. It will be launched in the UK in late spring. The Captur name originates from a completely styled concept car that appeared at the 2011 Geneva show.

None of its unusual features like the concept’s scissor doors have been carried over to production. What will be kept though are its ethos and the concept’s name. Many of the Captur’s features come from the Clio.

The Captur will feature the new fourth-generation supermini’s prominent front-end and sculpted side surfaces. But Renault said that the Captur is distinct from the Clio and will be offered and sold separately from the basic supermini.

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Renault revealed today the Captur Concept, a new design study that will make its word debut in March, at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. As you can see from the photos, the new Renault Captur Concept carries the same design philosophy seen also on the DeZir Concept defined by the simple, sensuous and warm style.

Designed as a fun and sporty crossover for young people, the new Captur Concept adopts the new front grille seen on the DeZir Concept and its design is completed by the 22-inch black and white rims. The interior is exactly what you expected from a concept car and features fluorescent highlights picked out by a constant stream of light.

According to colour and trim designer, Kana Watanabe, the inspiration came from the human body, outdoor sports and urban styling. The vehicle is powered by the Energy dCi 160 twin-turbo engine concept which will eventually replace the 1.9 dCi.

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