New configurations for Renault Captur RS Line and SE Limited presented


The sporty Renault Captur RS Line and the comfort-oriented Captur SE Limited join the compact SUV lineup, offering additional technology and fresh styling.

The Renault Captur family has been expanded with new versions of the RS Line and SE Limited, bringing the compact SUV to five trim levels. The new sporty Renault Captur RS Line, starting at £ 23,800, comes standard with 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, rear windshield and a Formula 1 body kit with front splitter and rear diffuser.

The sporty theme continues on the inside with a similar set of sporty styling features such as RS Line special upholstery, perforated leather steering wheel, red air vents, faux carbon fiber dash trim, aluminum pedals and black headlining.

RS Line models get the same standard equipment as the Captur S Edition, which includes keyless entry, front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, auto-dimming rearview mirror and automatic air conditioning. In addition, the version is equipped with a 9.3-inch infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support.

The new Renault Captur SE Limited variant sits between the entry-level Play and Iconic mid-range models, offering a starting price of £ 20,300. It comes standard with 17-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, LED headlights, protective glass and a special ‘Limited’ badge on the front fenders.

Rear parking sensors and keyless entry are also standard, along with an array of safety equipment such as lane keep assist, automatic emergency braking and cruise control. SE Limited models feature climate control and a 7-inch infotainment system with real-time traffic updates and Google search, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Renault has also made a few minor improvements to the rest of the Captur lineup. The base model Play now features rear parking sensors, while the middle Iconic features automatic high beam and Renault taillights with a 3D effect. The S Editions also get new 18-inch alloy wheels.

Buyers can choose from three powertrains, with the cheapest option being the 1.0-liter turbocharged three-cylinder unit with 89bhp. and 160 Nm of torque badged as TCe 90. It transfers drive to the front wheels via a 6-speed manual transmission.

Above that is the Renault TCe 140 mild-hybrid petrol engine.The 1.3-liter four-cylinder makes 138 hp. and 260 Nm of torque, which, according to the brand, is enough to accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 10.3 seconds and a top speed of 200 km / h. This motor also comes with a 6-speed manual transmission as standard, although buyers can opt for a 7-speed automatic for an additional £ 1,600.

The RS Line is also available with a plug-in hybrid powertrain. The system includes a 1.6-liter four-cylinder petrol engine, an electric motor and a 9.8 kWh battery for a total output of 158 hp. and a torque of 340 Nm. Prices start at £ 32,695. The battery allows you to travel up to 50 km on electric traction, and the additional performance reduces the acceleration time of the crossover to 100 km / h by 0.2 seconds.