25 May 2018
Renault’s Captur Phase II arrives in New Zealand with an extensive list of detail and specification upgrades and a hard- to-resist price strategy that brings a European styled crossover/small SUV within reach of many motorists.
The aggressive pricing strategy drops the price from $35,990 to $29,990 RRP and is expected to turn the heads of many Kiwis in the market for a small, practical, lifestyle-friendly SUV.
Renault also makes more than 100 detail and spec changes to create the 2018 Captur Phase II . The Captur joins the recently-refreshed Koleos in Renault’s New Zealand SUV range.
General Manager Henry Belt says Captur’s new pricing makes European sophistication available to a new group of SUV buyers.
“The SUV remains New Zealand’s favourite vehicle type. It suits our lifestyles, which blend urban weekdays with active leisure at the weekends. Captur now brings European style, convenience and practicality to Kiwis who might not otherwise have been able to experience a French SUV,” he said.
The Captur follows the current market trend for smaller SUVs: low displacement engine, turbocharging and advanced engine management. It runs an 1197 cc turbo engine which makes 88 kW at 4900 rpm and 190 Nm at a low 2000 rpm. Helped by the vehicle’s relatively low kerb weight of 1200 kg the engine’s performance figures, deliver a vehicle that is at home around town and on the open road and returns economy figures of 5.4 litres/100 km.
Externally, the Captur makes an impression with its gloss black roof, C-shaped daylight running lights and 16-inch ‘Explore’ pattern alloy wheels.
Advances in engine technology and design and improvements in lubricant formulations over the past decade have helped deliver extended service intervals to motorists. These in turn have helped drive down the cost of ownership. The Capture Phase II has a 15,000 km/twelve month service interval, while the warranty is for three years, unlimited km.
Supporting its Euro NCAP five star safety rating are a massive array of active and passive safety systems: ABS antilock brakes with Emergency Brake Assist; Electronic Brake force Distribution; Electronic Stability Control with ASR traction control; rear parking sensors and rear (reversing) camera; dusk-sensing headlights and automatic rain-sensing wipers.
For the driver and passengers, the Captur’s interior has much to offer, with hands free entry and engine start, climate air conditioning, Renault’s own navigation system, a 7-inch infotainment screen and Classic stereo system offering AM/FM radio, MP3 auxiliary and USB inputs. Luggage space goes from 377 litres all the way to 1225 litres depending on seat configuration.
“Throughout the second half of 2018 we are aiming to take a bigger share of the intensely competitive SUV market by broadening our SUV offerings to meet the diverse lifestyles of our New Zealand customers. The Captur Phase II will help us meet a whole new range of customers,” Mr Belt said.
For more information, please contact:
General Manager, Renault New Zealand
+64 27 448 7030
Renault New Zealand
Renault is part of the world’s biggest global alliance of automotive brands. The company was established in France in 1898 and now offers a range of award-winning models. The Captur small SUV has been bestseller in its class since launch in 2013 and has garnered numerous awards. Locally, the Trafic Van was named Van of the Year in Light Commercial Vehicle magazine 2017; the larger Renault Master Van was Driven magazine’s Van of the Year 2017.
Renault has a proud heritage in motorsport that is apparent in the sporting influences evident in its modern vehicles. The company is a multiple Formula One champion, has long been a rally winner at World Championship level and dominated touring car racing in Europe and the UK.