New mid-range model offers sporty styling and range of petrol and diesel engines.
Dubbed the S Edition, the newcomer sits above the Play and Iconic models, but beneath the high-spec GT Line. Renault says it is the value offering in the range, majoring on aesthetics with visual upgrades both inside and out.
Prices start from £19,625, and that buys you grey trim accents on the doors and skid plates, as well as 17-inch alloy wheels. You get a choice of six colours, too, and the no-cost option of a black roof and door mirrors.
Inside, the S Edition boasts Alcantara seats with red trim and a flash of red plastic on the dashboard, which is designed to give the car a sporty image. It’s a look that’s complemented by the dark roof lining and the aluminium pedals.
But your money buys you more than just a colourful dash. As standard, the S Edition comes with a seven-inch touchscreen with satellite navigation, rear parking sensors and automatic headlights. Automatic wipers are included too, as is a DAB digital radio.
S Edition customers will get a choice of three engines, comprising a basic diesel engine and two more powerful petrol units.
The diesel is an 89 bhp engine available with a choice of gearboxes. A five-speed manual marks the cheaper of the two, with prices starting at £19,785, while a five-speed automatic is also on offer for those willing to pay the £1,240 premium. The engine will return around 52 mpg regardless of which transmission is specified, but the manual is slightly more eco-friendly thanks to its marginally lower carbon dioxide emissions.
The petrol options are even more varied, with the 128 bhp TCe 130 representing the entry-level unit. Available solely in conjunction with a six-speed manual gearbox, it’ll return between 42.8 and 44.1 mpg, as well as CO2 emissions of 128 g/km.
At the opposite end of the range is the 148 bhp TCe 150 engine, which costs £21,565 and comes with a six-speed automatic gearbox as standard. Despite having an extra 20 bhp, it offers almost exactly the same economy as the TCe 130 engine, and even lower carbon dioxide emissions of just 125 g/km.
The Captur S Edition will be available to test drive and order at Renault dealers from next month.