Renault Captur

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Renault Captur
Renault Captur 1.5 dCi Zen 2018 (45819908642).jpg
Also calledRenault Kaptur (CIS)
Body and chassis
ClassSubcompact crossover SUV (B)[1]
Body style5-door SUV[2]
PredecessorRenault Modus

Renault Captur is the name of subcompact crossovers manufactured by the French automaker Renault.[1][3] The production version of the first one, based on the B platform, made its debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show and started to be marketed in France during April 2013.[4] The Captur Concept was first shown at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show.

Under the 'same skin with different specification' strategy adopted by Renault,[5] the Captur is available in another version which is larger and based on the cheaper B0 platform. It uses the similar styling but with an extended wheelbase, greater ground clearance and all-wheel-drive drivetrain. Referred internally as the 'Captur Global Access',[6] the vehicle is produced in Russia, Brazil and India.

First generations[edit]

There are two different versions of the first generation Captur each built on its own platform. The B platform version was produced between 2013 and 2019 and the B0 platform version started production in 2016.

Renault Captur (B platform; 2013)[edit]

First generation (B platform)
2014 Renault Captur Que S NRG 900cc Front.jpg
Also calledRenault Samsung QM3 (South Korea)
AssemblySpain: Valladolid (Renault Spain)
Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur (TCMA)
Body and chassis
LayoutFront-engine, front-wheel-drive
PlatformRenault B platform
RelatedRenault Clio
Nissan Juke
Transmission5-speed manual
6-speed automatic
Wheelbase2,606 mm (102.6 in)
Length4,122 mm (162.3 in)
Width1,778 mm (70.0 in)
Height1,567 mm (61.7 in)
Renault Captur Luxe (rear)
2017 facelift

The car is based on the fourth generation Clio[7] and incorporates design lines from the homonymous concept,[8] as part of Renault's renovated design strategy developed by Laurens van den Acker.[9] It has various customisation options for the interior and the exterior.[7]

The car suspension is made up of MacPherson struts on front and a twist-beam axle on rear. Brakes are discs on front and drums on rear.[10]

The Captur has some new elements, such as a large drawer-like glovebox that is more easily reachable by the driver, instead of a conventional glove compartment in left hand drive models.[3]

The Captur originally had four trim levels in the UK: Expression, Expression+, Dynamique Media Nav and Dynamique S Media Nav. In December 2013, Renault added a top-of-the-range Signature trim and, in 2015, the Iconic.[11] In 2018, the Captur added the sportier S-edition.[12] As standard, it has parking sensors and voice activation for certain functions.[13] In some versions, it also adds removable seat covers with zippers,[9] a new Renault satellite navigation system with touchscreen,[14] reverse cameras and automated head lamps and windscreen wiper.[13]

The Captur achieved a five star rating at the 2013 EuroNCAP tests.[15] Between its standard safety equipment, it has three point seat belts, two airbags, cruise control, speed limiter, ESC, ABS and audible and visual seat belt reminder warnings.[13] Renault Captur is also equipped with Hill-Start assist feature.[16]


In May 2017, Renault introduced a facelifted Captur with slightly revised interior and exterior designs, more customisation options and improved equipment.[17]


Despite being on the market for less than a full year, it managed to rank third in the European small crossover segment for 2013, with just over 84,000 sales, behind the Nissan Juke and the Dacia Duster, and it was the segment's best seller in the last quarter of 2013.

At the end of 2015, Renault Captur was ranked 14th out of the 20 most sold cars in Europe with 195,323 units.[18]


The Captur is powered by a range of petrol and diesel engines.[19][20][12][10][21]

Engine Code Type C. Displacement Power Torque 0-100 km/h (0–62 mph) Combined Consumption CO
Petrol engines
Energy TCe 90 Stop & Start H4Bt 400 Turbo Multi-point fuel injection 3 898 cc 66 kW (90 hp) at 5,250 rpm 135 N⋅m (100 lb⋅ft) at 2,500 rpm 13 s 5 l/100 km (56 mpg‑imp) 115 g/km
H4Bt 408 66 kW (90 hp) at 5,000 rpm 135 N⋅m (100 lb⋅ft) at 2,250 rpm 13.1 s 5.1 l/100 km (55 mpg‑imp) 114 g/km
Energy TCe 120 Auto EDC/TCe 120 Stop & Start H5Ft 403 Turbo direct injection 4 1,197 cc 87 kW (118 hp) at 4,900 rpm 190 N⋅m (140 lb⋅ft) at 2,000 rpm 10.9 s (AT) 5.5 l/100 km (51 mpg‑imp) 125 g/km
H5Ft 412 87 kW (118 hp) at 5,000 rpm 205 N⋅m (151 lb⋅ft) at 2,000 rpm
  • 9.9 s (MT)
  • 10.6 s (AT)
5.6 l/100 km (50 mpg‑imp)
Energy TCe 150/Energy TCe 150 Auto EDCb H5Ht Turbo direct injection 1,330 cc 115 kW (156 hp) at 5,500 rpm 250 N⋅m (184 lb⋅ft) at 1,600–3,600 rpm
  • 9.8 s (MT)
  • 9.5 s (AT)
  • 5.4 l/100 km (52 mpg‑imp) (MT)
  • 5.3 l/100 km (53 mpg‑imp) (AT)
  • 121 g/km (MT)
  • 118 g/km (AT)
Diesel engines
Energy dCi 90 Stop & Start
  • K9K 608
  • K9K 628
Turbo common rail injection 4 1,461 cc 66 kW (90 hp) at 4,000 rpm 220 N⋅m (162 lb⋅ft) at 1,750 rpm 13.1 s 3.7 l/100 km (76 mpg‑imp) 95 g/km
Energy dCi 90 Auto EDC K9K 609 13.8 s 3.9 l/100 km (72 mpg‑imp) 103 g/km
K9K 629 13.9 s
Energy dCi 110 Stop & Starta K9K 636 81 kW (110 hp) at 4,000 rpm 260 N⋅m (192 lb⋅ft) at 1,750 rpm 11.4 s 3.9 l/100 km (72 mpg‑imp) 98 g/km
  • a The Energy dCi 110 was introduced in 2015.
  • b The Energy TCe 150 was introduced in 2018.


The Captur won What Car? 2014 “Best Small SUV Less Than £16,000”.[22] It was also named Voiture de l'Année 2013 (2013 Best Car) by the French Association of Automotive Press.[23]

Renault Samsung QM3[edit]

Renault Samsung QM3

The Renault Samsung QM3 is a badge engineered version of the Captur, launched in South Korea at the Seoul Motor Show in April 2013,[24][25] shortly after its European counterpart was revealed at the Geneva Motor Show. The QM3 was officially released on 6 December 2013, and the initial 1,000 cars allocated to South Korea sold out within seven minutes.[26]

The QM3's dimensions and wheelbase are identical to the Captur's, while the engine range is limited to a single dCi 90 four cylinder diesel and dual clutch transmission.[27]


The QM3 was voted Best Car at the 2013 Seoul Motor Show.[25] and was chosen 2014 “SUV of the Year” by the newspaper JoongAng Ilbo in March 2014.[28]

Renault Captur/Kaptur 'Global Access' (B0 platform; 2016)[edit]

First generation (Global Access)
Renault Kaptur 9900 (cropped).jpg
Also calledRenault Kaptur (CIS)
AssemblyBrazil: São José dos Pinhais (Renault Brazil)
Russia: Moscow (Renault Russia)
India: Chennai (Renault Nissan India)
Body and chassis
LayoutFront-engine, front-wheel-drive
PlatformRenault/Dacia B0 platform
Renault/Dacia B0+ platform (2020–present)
RelatedDacia Duster (HS)
Nissan Kicks (P16)
Renault Arkana (B0+ platform)
Transmission5-speed manual
6-speed manual
4-speed automatic
CVT Jatco CVT7
CVT Jatco CVT8
Wheelbase2,673 mm (105.2 in)
Length4,329–4,333 mm (170.4–170.6 in)
Width1,813 mm (71.4 in)
Height1,613–1,619 mm (63.5–63.7 in)
Renault Captur (Global Access, Brazil)

A larger car with a similar styling as the original Captur but with a larger wheelbase and ground clearance is being produced by Renault to capture emerging markets. This model is referred internally by Renault as the 'Captur Global Access' (Captur GA).[6] Compared to the B platform-based Captur, the Captur GA is cheaper to build as it is based on the first generation Dacia Duster platform instead of the fourth generation Clio while offering larger cabin space.[29]

The Captur GA was first introduced in Russia and the neighbouring CIS countries in 2016, badged as the Renault Kaptur. Change of the naming was explained by the difficulties of the correct pronunciation of the original "Captur" name in the Russian language. The Renault Kaptur is manufactured by the Renault Russia plant since April 2016.[30] The front wheel drive version of this car is powered by the 1.6 litre engine and has manual gearbox or CVT, while all wheel drive versions have the 2.0 litre engine and manual or automatic (four-speed) gearbox.

A localised Brazilian version was introduced in the beginning of 2017, badged as the Renault Captur.[31] The Brazilian version has manual (five-speed), CVT and automatic (four-speed) gearboxes.[32] That same year, the Brazilian Captur was named as Best Design by Americar (automotive press association of Latin America).[33] The car got a 4-star safety rating in the 2017 Latin NCAP tests.[34] The Brazilian-made Captur GA is exported throughout Latin America.

The car is available in the Indian market since 2017, also badged as Captur.[29] Production and pre orders started in September 2017.[35][36] It was also offered with a 1.5 L K9K diesel engine until April 2020.[37] Advertising videos from Renault India got a negative reception in some forum and media outlets for allegedly "misinform" customers on the car awards by mentioning the ones received by the B platform version.[38]

The Captur GA is very closely related with the Indian market Nissan Kicks (P16), as the Indian Kicks is essentially a restyled Captur GA while sharing the same chassis, engines and other parts to cut costs. Both are currently built at the same manufacturing plant jointly owned by Renault and Nissan in Chennai, India. The Captur GA was discontinued in India in 2020 due to lacklustre sales.[39]


In May 2020, Renault Russia launched the facelifted Kaptur.[40][41] Apart from several subtle exterior and interior updates, the car is now engineered above the B0+ platform instead of the B0 for better ride quality, resulting in more than 55% components being updated.[42] The hydraulic power steering was ditched in favour of the modern electric power steering, which in turn allowed the steering column to be adjusted for reach.[43] The Kaptur received a new 1.3 L H5Ht petrol turbo engine, replacing the 2.0 L F4R naturally aspirated petrol engine.[44]


At first, the B0 model did not have diesel engines. It mounts engines either burning petrol (for Russia-assembled vehicles) or a mix of petrol/ethanol (for Brazil-assembled vehicles).[32][45] The India-assembled Captur had a diesel engine as an option.[36]

Engine Type C. Displacement Power Torque
Petrol engines
1.3 petrol1 Direct injection 4 1,332 cc 150 hp (110 kW)
1.5 petrol2 Direct injection 4 1,498 cc 106 hp (78 kW) at 5,600 rpm 142 N⋅m (105 lb⋅ft) at 4,000 rpm
1.6 petrol1 Direct injection 4 1,598 cc 114 hp (84 kW) at 5,500 rpm 156 N⋅m (115 lb⋅ft) at 4,000 rpm
2.0 petrol1 Direct injection 4 1,998 cc 143 hp (105 kW) at 5,750 rpm 195 N⋅m (144 lb⋅ft) at 4,000 rpm
Petrol/ethanol engines (Brazil)
1.6 petrol/ethanol Direct injection 4 1,597 cc
  • 118 hp (87 kW) at 5,500 rpma
  • 120 hp (88 kW) at 5,500 rpmb
159 N⋅m; 117 lb⋅ft (16.2 kg⋅m) at 4,000 rpm
2.0 petrol/ethanol Direct injection 4 1,998 cc
  • 143 hp (105 kW) at 5,750 rpma
  • 148 hp (109 kW) at 5,750 rpmb
  • 198 N⋅m; 146 lb⋅ft (20.2 kg⋅m) at 4,000 rpma
  • 205 N⋅m; 151 lb⋅ft (20.9 kg⋅m) at 4,000 rpmb
Diesel engines
1.5 diesel1 Turbo common rail injection 4 1,461 cc 110 hp (81 kW) at 4,000 rpm 240 N⋅m (177 lb⋅ft) at 1,750 rpm
  • 1 Available on the Russian version.
  • 2 Available on the Indian version.
  • a Estimated using petrol.
  • b Estimated using ethanol.

Limited edition[edit]

In Mexico, the Bose limited edition was launched in early December 2019. It is based on the Iconic trim line, and only available in a grey colour, with an option of a black or white roof option.[46]

Second generation (2020)[edit]

Second generation
2020 Renault Captur S Edition.jpg
AssemblySpain: Valladolid (Renault Spain)
China: Wuhan (Dongfeng Renault)
Body and chassis
LayoutFront-engine, front-wheel-drive
PlatformRenault CMF-B platform[47]
RelatedRenault Clio V
Nissan Juke (F16)
Transmission6-speed manual

7-speed dual clutch transmission
CVT Transmission

E-TECH multi-mode automatic transmission with 15 combinations
Wheelbase2,630 mm (103.5 in)
Length4,230 mm (166.5 in)
Width1,800 mm (70.9 in)
Height1,593 mm (62.7 in)

The second generation Captur debuted in 2019, based on the newer CMF-B platform which is the same platform that underpins the Renault Clio 5 and the second generation of the Nissan Juke.[47]

It would be sold with its international Captur name from the first half of 2020 in South Korea, instead of being rebadged as QM3.[48]

Rear view

Captur concept[edit]

Captur concept
Renault Captur Concept (front quarter).jpg
Production2011 (Concept car)
DesignerJulio Lozano
Body and chassis
ClassMini SUV (J)
Body style2-door SUV
LayoutFront-engine, front-wheel-drive
RelatedRenault Clio IV
Nissan Qazana
EngineTwin turbocharged 1.6l dCi
Curb weight1,300 kg (2,866 lb)

A concept car named Renault Captur was unveiled by Renault at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show.[49] It was shown with the Renault Samsung badge at the 2012 Busan Motor Show.

The Captur is a mini SUV, and it is the second of six concept cars showing Renaults future design directions. The first was the Renault DeZir. It was designed by Julio Lozano under the leadership of Renault's design chief Laurens Van den Acker.[50]

Renault Captur interior

Technical details[edit]

It is based on the same platform as its partner Nissan's Juke. The Captur is powered by a twin-turbocharged version of the 1.6 L dCi "Energy" engine which will be rolled out among Renault and Nissan models during 2011. The engine produces 158 bhp (118 kW; 160 PS) and 280 lb⋅ft (380 N⋅m) of torque, and the Captur can accelerate from 0-62 mph (100 km/h) in 8.0 seconds a low 99 g/km of CO2 emission figure and a top speed of 130 mph (209.2 km/h).[51]

The car is made from carbon fibre, has butterfly doors[52] and has a removable roof. It weighs 1,300 kg (2,866 lb) and features large 22 inch wheels. Despite its crossover appearance, the Captur is front-wheel drive and features Renault's new ‘RX2’ mechanical self-locking differential to transfer the available torque to the driven wheel with the most grip.[53]


Calendar Year Global sales
Captur Captur GA
2016[54] 243,797 15,160
2017[54] 232,733 62,147
2018[55] 230,070 78,907
2019[55] 239,332 69,812


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