Renault Captur pricing announced

* Renault's compact SUV * Starts at 12,495 * Order from May 1; in showrooms from July 1...

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Matthew Burrow
23 April 2013

Pricing and specifications for the Renault Captur have been released ahead of order books opening on May 1.

Renault's Nissan Juke rival is slightly longer and taller than the Clio, which is built on the same platform. Luggage capacity is 377 litres with the rear seats slid back and 455 litres with them pushed forward.

Personalisation is a key feature of the Captur, with buyers able to choose from a vast range of colours, interiors and decals.

Four specifications are available. Entry-level Expression trim comes with 16-inch alloy wheels, sliding and folding rear bench, body-coloured bumpers, electric windows and cruise control.

Expression+ adds front foglights, automatic lights and wipers, climate control and body-coloured door mirrors and handles.

Dynamique MediaNav trim is expected to be the most popular in the UK. It features Renault's MediaNav infotainment system, Bluetooth, cornering lights and a leather-trimmed steering wheel.

Top-of-the-range Dynamique S MediaNav comes with electric folding door mirrors, heated front seats, 17-inch alloys and rear parking sensors.

Three engines will be offered. There are two petrol options: a 0.9-litre three-cylinder unit badged TCe 90 and a 1.2-litre four-cylinder engine called TCe 120.

The 0.9 model comes with a five-speed manual gearbox, does an average of 56.5mpg, has CO2 emissions of 113g/km and gets from 0-62mph in 13.0 seconds.

The 1.2-litre petrol comes with a six-speed semi-automatic gearbox as standard. It gets from 0-62mph in 10.9 seconds with average economy of 52.3mpg and CO2 emissions of 125g/km.

Buyers looking for diesel power get a 0.9-litre engine, badged dCi 90. It averages 76.4mpg and emits 95g/km of CO2. It comes with a five-speed manual 'box as standard (the semi-automatic will follow later in the year) and gets to 62mph in 13.1 seconds.

Prices for the entry-level TCe 90 Expression start at 12,495 with the dCi 90 Expression starting at 13,895. Expression+ trim costs 2000 more.

The Dynamique MediaNav specification is available with all three engines and costs 500 more than the equivalent Expression+ model. The TCe 120 starts at 17,195.

Dynamique S MediaNav trim costs 1000 more than Dynamique MediaNav, costing 16,495 for the TCe 90, 17,895 for the dCi 90 and 18,695 for the TCe 120.

The Renault Captur is about 500 cheaper than its closest rival, the best-selling Nissan Juke.

Order books open at the beginning of May, with the first models appearing in showrooms at the start of July.

By Matthew Burrow