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Renault Captur update brings in dual-clutch auto

  • Efficient dual-clutch auto transmission added
  • Six-speed EDC ‘responds like a manual’
  • Four trim levels including Signature S Nav
NEW GEARBOX FOR RENAULT CAPTUR: Image: Renault / Newspress
NEW GEARBOX FOR RENAULT CAPTUR: Image: Renault / Newspress

PARIS, France – Another engine and transmission combination has been added to the Renault Captur range in Europe – a Captur dCi 90 engine combined with a six-speed duel-clutch auto transmission.

They are already in European showrooms.

Renault says the gearbox has the fuel efficiency and response of a manual ‘box on Europe’s best-selling compact crossover and the model version is designated as Captur dCi 90 EDC auto.

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NEW AUTO GEARBOX FOR RENAULT CAPTUR: Image: Renault / Newspress

It’s available to order now in Europe as a 1.5-litre dCi 90 EDC and described by Renault as “compact, light, smooth and flexible, and optimised for the day-to-day conditions experienced by compact crossover owners,thanks a dual dry clutch combined with electric actuators”.

REFRESH OF 2013 MODEL

“The transmission,” Renault adds, “provides reassuringly smooth, yet fast. gear changes and responds instantly to the driver’s demands.

The EDC transmission will also be available with a TCe 120 engine.

The New Captur dCi 90 EDC claims fuel consumption as low 3.8 litres/100km in Dynamique Nav spec.

The latest Captur, launched earlier in 2017, is said to be a refresh of the small crossover launched in 2013 that has a high level of specification in Dynamique Nav form with equipment such as:

Auto aircon, MediaNav infotainment with a 19cm touchscreen, zip-removable upholstery, 17” alloy wheels rims, hands-free keycard, power folding and heatable external mirrors, cruise control, diode daytime running lights and front fog lights and chromed cabin highlights.

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The engine and transmission option is available with four trim choice and, as the range-topping Signature S Nav, hands-free parking, leather upholstery, heatable front seats, BOSE Premium sound, 360-degree parking sensors and reversing camera, and blind-spot alert.

The cabin is more-refined cabins than its predecessor with better plastics, chrome and “elegantly subdued” colours.

PRICE – AND SPECIFICATIONS – FOR EUROPE

The steering-wheel gets better materials and, in higher-end versions, full-grain leather. The gear-shifter has a more modern appearance, the door panels have been revised to include buttons and controls.

The current Captur range is available in the UK from  from the equivalent (Oct 2017) of R281 000. It’s not known if the autobox will reach South Africa. Renault?

NEW GEARBOX FOR RENAULT CAPTUR: Image: Renault / Newspress
NEW GEARBOX FOR RENAULT CAPTUR: Image: Renault / Newspress

CURRENT CAPTUR SPECIFICATIONS

CURRENT CAPTUR PRICES

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