The Renault Captur was first introduced to the Malaysian market back in 2015 for RM123k, which later became cheaper at RM117k in early 2016.
Now, TC Euro Cars (TCEC), distributor of Renault vehicles in Malaysia has just launched the locally assembled Renault Captur and thanks to local assembly and EEV incentives, the Captur is now cheaper at RM109k and gets the same kit as the CBU examples.
As before, the Captur is available in one flavour. It packs a 1.2-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that produces 118 hp and 190 Nm of torque. Drive is sent to the front-wheels via a six-speed Efficient Dual Clutch (EDC) automatic transmission. The Captur is able to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 10.9 seconds before maxing out at 192 km/h. Renault claims the Captur is able to return 5.4 litres per 100 km.
|Name||Renault Captur TCe 120 EDC|
|Engine||1,197cc; 4-cylinder Turbo Sequential MPI|
|Transmission||6-speed Efficient Dual Clutch automatic|
|Max Power||118 hp @ 4,900 rpm|
|Max Torque||190 Nm @ 2,000 rpm|
|0 – 100 km/h; Top Speed||10.9 seconds; 192 km/h|
|Price (OTR without insurance)||RM109,000|
Perhaps the most unique part of the Captur is its unique dual-tone paint scheme. The same four exterior shades are available, including a new Flame Red, Arizona Orange and Ivory (white), whereas the Ivory roof is exclusive to the Pacific Blue colour. Other exterior features include automatic halogen projector headlamps, LED daytime running lights, front and rear fog lamps, keyless entry and 17-inch black diamond-cut alloys wrapped in 205/55 profile tyres.
Inside, you get fabric upholstery, multifunctional steering wheel, 7-inch MediaNav infotainment system with reverse camera and navigation, keyless start, automatic climate control, cruise control with speed limiter, sliding rear bench and removable seat covers. Maximum boot space for the Captur is rated at 445 litres with the rear seats in the most forward position. Even so, this crossover is still able to take 377 litres of cargo.
Standard safety features include four airbags, Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with Anti-Slip Regulation (ASR), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Emergency Brake Assist (EBA). The Captur qualifies for a full 5 Stars Euro NCAP crash safety rating.
All purchases of the Captur will come with 5-Years unlimited mileage warranty. Customers can also purchase optional maintenance package – 3-Years Maintenance package (worth RM4,212) for RM3,400, 5-Years Maintenance package (worth RM6,552) for RM5,200. Other optional accessories including leather seats (RM3,800), trunk tray (RM200) and window tinting (from RM1,049 to RM4,436) can be had separately.
Early adopters of the Captur CKD will also receive a RM11k rebate. We’ve sampled the Renault Captur and found it to be the underdog of the segment. With prices undercutting most of its Japanese and European rivals, is it enough to ‘Captur’ your heart?