Shortly after its global unveiling back in early March, the United Kingdom is among the first markets to receive the facelifted Renault Captur. Besides the cosmetic updates, UK-bound Captur gets a range of active safety features as well as a whopping 24-variant line-up.

For the UK market, two turbo petrol engines and two turbodiesel engines are available at launch, namely the 898cc TCe 90 (90 hp/140 Nm), 1.2-litre TCe 120 (120 hp/205 Nm), 1.5-litre dCi 90 (90 hp/220 Nm) and 1.5-litre dCi 110 (110 hp/260 Nm). All engines come with a six-speed manual gearbox as standard but the TCe 120 and dCi 90 engines are available with the six-speed dual-clutch transmission. Power is sent exclusively to the front wheels as before.

Building on the crowd favourite dual-tone paintjob, Renault is offering two new body colours – Desert Orange and Ocean Blue. A new Mercury Silver roof is also made available. This gives the Captur a total of 36 colour combinations. Other new aesthetics upgrades include the C-shaped LED daytime running lights, full-LED ‘Pure Vision’ headlamps, revised front and rear bumper and new alloy wheel designs ranging from 16- to 17-inch in size.

Inside, seven interior colour themes can be selected, from Ivory, Blue, Caramel, Red, Bronze-tinted Chrome, Satin Chrome and Smoked Chrome. The updated cabin benefits from higher quality materials and new seat designs that produce more support and comfort. A range of multimedia systems are specified depending on variant, including a 7-inch R-LINK touchscreen with Android Auto and six-speaker Bose Sound System. All variants except for the entry-level variant can be specified with a fixed glass roof.

As standard, all variants of the facelifted Captur come with six-airbags, ABS with BA, Electronic Stability Control, Electronic Traction Control, cruise control, speed limiter and Hill Start Assist. The Captur has Euro NCAP’s maximum five-star crash safety rating. The facelifted Captur also comes with Blind Spot Warning and Hands-Free Parking (auto parking) function on models from Dynamique S Nav and above.

Prices for the facelifted Renault Captur in the UK starts at £15,355 (RM86k) while the range topping model retails at £23,145 (RM129k). Closer to home, TC Euro Cars has just introduced the locally-assembled pre-facelift Captur. It’s only a matter of time before the facelifted Captur makes it way here as a CKD unit, no less.


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Adrian Chia
He believes that the perfect remedy to Monday blues is a mixture of 4 wheels, clear roads and a pinch of twisty tarmac. A hot hatch is the icing on the cake.