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2017 Geneva Motor Show: Renault Captur facelift revealed

By David Bonnici, 08 Mar 2017 Car News

Renault Captur front side

The French crossover has received a range-topping luxury variant as part of a mid-life refresh.

A NEW range-topper with even more city smarts has joined the Renault Captur range as part of a mid-life makeover of the compact SUV rolled out at the Geneva Motor Show.

The addition to the Renault’s European line-up, the Captur Signature S Nav, adds hands-free parking to the French brand’s showroom.

The restyled-for-2017 Capture retains its striking two-tone colour scheme but with the addition of three body colours – Desert Orange, Ocean Blue and Amethyst – as well as a new Mercury Silver option for the roof. The extra colours mean there are now 36 potential combinations to enable customers to mix and match the Caprur’s appearance.

2017 Renault Captur

There’s also a glass roof  (depending on the version) and three new alloy wheel designs including a set of 16-inch rims and two sets of 17-inch wheels.

As with other new Renault models, the Captur now comes with optional full LED headlights and signature C-shaped LED daytime running lights.

Renault says the 2017 Captur’s cabin is more refined with new seats that provide additional lateral support and greater comfort. The steering wheel also feels more upmarket and in some models comes trimmed with full-grain leather.

Interior aesthetics are also enhanced by higher-quality plastics and chrome highlighting a range of subdued colours.

The showroom-topping Captur Signature S features heated Nappa leather seats, full-grain Nappa leather steering wheel trim, leather trim door panels, and pedals and door sills in aluminium.

2017 Renault Captur top side

The extra technology rolled out to European market versions of the Captur includes a blind spot warning system, a reversing camera and front parking sensors though this isn’t standard across the range.

The 0.9-litre petrol and 1.2-litre petrol engines are expected to carry over from the existing model.

With the entry-level Captur Expression receiving little if any of the new kit, expect the starting price to remain around $24,000 with the Captur Signature S Nav priced in the mid-$30K range should it come here. WhichCar has contacted Renault Australia for local details.

The Captur is one of Europe’s biggest selling crossover vehicles but is very much a niche vehicle in Australia, with just 1563 sold here throughout 2016.