Europe's best-selling mini crossover has had a mild refresh.
Renault is rolling out a lightly updated Captur in a bid to keep sales numbers up high in Europe: with 215,670 units sold in 2016, it is currently the EU's most popular mini crossover (beating models such as the Nissan Juke and Vauxhall Mokka X). With updates such as optional full-LED headlights and a fancy fixed glass roof, Renault hopes it will lure in even more buyers into its showrooms.
To spice things up, the 2017 Captur facelift also welcomes fresh paints dubbed 'Atacama Orange' and 'Ocean Blue', as well as a new roof colour called 'Platinum Grey'. In total, there are more than 30 different combinations available to personalise the compact crossover on the outside, while the interior cabin is available with six customisation options. Furthermore, buyers can select from a multitude of colour packs for both the exterior and the interior.
Renault’s designers have made some subtle changes to the front grille by giving it a chrome strip to make it look more like its bigger brother, the Kadjar. In addition, both front and rear bumpers now pack C-shaped LED daytime running lights and come with reworked skid plates for a dash of ruggedness. Depending on trim level, the Captur can ride on a choice of 16- or 17-inch alloy wheels.
Renault has not made any changes underneath the bonnet, so the 2017 Captur will solider on with the usual 0.9- and 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engines and the thrifty 1.5-litre diesel.
The lightly tweaked Renault Captur will bow at the Geneva Motor Show on Tuesday, where an 'EV surprise' is going to be introduced as well. These two will sit alongside the Euro-spec Koleos midsize SUV and the Alaskan pickup truck, while the company’s new Alpine division will bring the lovely A110. As for the low-cost Dacia brand, it will also be there with the rugged Logan MCV Stepway.