2013 Renault Captur video review

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2013 Renault Captur video review

The Renault Captur is essentially a high-riding Clio, which takes styling cues from the new hatchback and blends them with MPV and crossover proportions.

It's more practical than the Clio, thanks to the raised ride height, and has significantly more space in the cabin and the boot. The load space can be increased further because the rear bench slides forward with 60/40 split-folding seatbacks.

The Captur's clever tricks extend to a boot shelf that can be removed, repositioned or reversed. If you choose a higher-level trim, you can also get removable, machine-washable seat covers that went down a storm with our readers.

Standard features on every Captur include cruise control, four airbags, a radio/CD system with Bluetooth, aux-in and USB connections, front and rear electric windows and 16-inch alloy wheels.

Cars with the five-speed manual gearbox also get stop-start technology and an Eco Mode function. This modifies the Captur's acceleration, torque and power management, as well as the heating and air-conditioning, to improve fuel economy.

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