2017 Renault Captur Facelift Reviews – The Renault Captur 2017 is one of the great expectations of the market for the French automaker at the 2016 Motor Show in São Paulo in October. The model is part of the brand’s novelty package for 2017, which possibly indicates a repositioning in the market.
For those who wait for a good surprise, several features already pleasing. Captur 2017 will look good and look interesting. It is a visibly better finished vehicle than most of the Renault that arrived in Brazil, until now. Learn what to expect from Captur for the coming year, and what the features of the new Renault SUV:
One doubt that existed some time ago was the spelling of the name. The options were Kaptur – as launched in the Russian market, or Captur – in spelling the European market. The winning version was written with “C”, indicating something interesting.
Among the current main criticisms of the automaker in Brazil is its closest identity to Dacia in Eastern Europe, rather than to Renault’s. The choice of the name Renault Captur seems to send a clear message to the new moment.
Despite the choice of name, it should be highlighted the characteristics of the model that arrives here. In practice, it is more similar to the Russian Kaptur, than the European model. On the other hand, one can justify the choice for the segment.
The Russian version, as well as the Brazilian version, is larger than the European version. Around here, there is concern about Captur’s effects on Duster. Therefore, choosing a slightly larger SUV ensures autonomy for both models – which makes a lot of sense, strategically.
2017 Renault Captur Facelift Engine
The engine will be a 2.0, but will originate different from the 2.0 of the Renault Fluence, for example. The new model will be the F4R, which will adopt the CVT exchange rate. The model will have five speeds, and will work alongside a number of technologies to reduce fuel consumption.
To date, there is no information on adding four-wheel drive. Apparently, the early years of the models will undergo some mechanical changes. Integral traction is possibly one of them – but no definite date for change.
Apparently, both the compact Kwid and Captur will be produced in Brazilian lands. The same is not confirmed for Koleos, which will be imported – at least in the first few cycles – by the automaker. The three models will debut at the Auto Show, and represent the compact, mid-size SUV and the most sophisticated SUV at Renault.
2017 Renault Captur Facelift Price
As indicated, the Renault Captur 2017 does not necessarily seek to be a compact SUV. With 4.30 meters, the model has a more intermediate size. The surprise is in the price: between R $ 89 thousand to R $ 95 thousand.
With this value, it is sufficiently far from Duster (and even Oroch). On the other hand, it is still significantly cheaper than competitors like the Jeep Renegade and the Honda HR-V.
This puts the model in a comfortable range to enter the market without imposing risks to Renault. On the other hand, it places great pressure on performance. By having a cost-effective strategy, you need to sell well so you do not disappoint.
2017 Renault Captur Facelift Release Date
We already know for some time when the Renault Captur 2017 will appear officially. Since before confirming his name with “C” or “K,” the model was already promised to the Motor Show in November.
The promise has been confirmed, and the model is part of the package of Renault attractions. Together with Kwid and Koleos, Captur is one of the models with the difficult task of repositioning the automaker in the Brazilian market.
Their sales, however, are not as accurate as the appearance. After November, sales are expected to begin in the first half of the following year. It is not ruled out the possibility that the launch in the concessionaires only occur in the second half, on the other hand. Everything will depend on the market situation and the definitive end of the project.