Renault Captur

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Renault Captur
2017 Renault Captur 900cc.jpg
Manufacturer Renault
Also called Renault Samsung QM3 (South Korea)
Renault Kaptur (Russia)
Production 2013–present
Body and chassis
Class Subcompact crossover[1]
Body style 5-door wagon[2]

Renault Captur is the name of two different subcompact crossovers[1] manufactured by the French automaker Renault.[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.

In Russia, a different and longer B0 based car with the same styling that the first but extended wheelbase, larger ground clearance and four-wheel-drive is available as the Renault Kaptur since March 2016.[5] A localised version of the same car is offered with both front and four wheel drive in Brazil since the beginning of 2017, being badged as the Renault Captur.[6] It was introduced to India in November 2017.

First generation[edit]

First generation
Manufacturer Renault
Production 2013–present
Body and chassis
Class Subcompact crossover[1]
Body style 5-door wagon[2]
Curb weight 1,089–1,213 kg (2,401–2,674 lb)

There are two different versions of the first generation Captur each built on its own platform.

B platform (Captur)[edit]

B platform version (Captur)
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Manufacturer Renault
Also called Renault Samsung QM3 (South Korea)
Production 2013–present
Assembly Spain: Valladolid (Renault Spain)
Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur (TCMA)
Body and chassis
Class Subcompact crossover[1]
Body style 5-door wagon[2]
Layout Front-engine, front-wheel-drive
Platform Renault B platform
Related Renault Clio
Nissan Juke
Engine 0.9 L H4Bt I3 TCe (petrol)
1.2 L H5Ft I4 TCe (petrol)
1.5 L K9K I4 dCi (diesel)
Transmission 5-speed manual
6-speed automatic
Wheelbase 2,606 mm (102.6 in)
Length 4,122 mm (162.3 in)
Width 1,778 mm (70.0 in)
Height 1,567 mm (61.7 in)
Renault Captur Luxe
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]

2017 facelift[edit]

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 0–62 mph Combined Consumption CO2 emissions
Petrol engines
Energy TCe 90 Stop & Start
  • H4Bt 400
  • H4Bt 408
Turbo direct injection 3 898 cc 66 kW (90 hp) at 5,250 rpm for the H4Bt 400; at 5,000 rpm for the H4Bt 408 135 N⋅m (100 lb⋅ft) at 2,500 rpm for the H4Bt 400; at 2,250 rpm for the H4Bt 408
  • 13 s (H4Bt 400)
  • 13.1 s (H4Bt 408)
  • 5 l/100 km (56 mpg‑imp) (H4Bt 400)
  • 5.1 l/100 km (55 mpg‑imp) (H4Bt 408)
  • 115 g/km (H4Bt 400)
  • 114 g/km (H4Bt 408)
Energy TCe 120 Auto EDC/TCe 120 Stop & Start
  • H5Ft 403
  • H5Ft 412
Turbo direct injection 4 1,197 cc 87 kW (118 hp) at 4,900 rpm for the H5Ft 403; at 5,000 rpm for the H5Ft 412
  • 190 N⋅m (140 lb⋅ft) at 2,000 rpm (H5Ft 403)
  • 205 N⋅m (151 lb⋅ft) at 2,000 rpm (H5Ft 412)
  • 10.9 s (H5Ft 403, automatic transmission)
  • 9.9 s/10.6 s (H5Ft 412, manual/automatic transmission)
  • 5.5 l/100 km (51 mpg‑imp) (H5Ft 403)
  • 5.6 l/100 km (50 mpg‑imp) (H5Ft 412)
125 g/km
Energy TCe 150/Energy TCe 150 Auto EDCb - Turbo direct injection 4 1,330 cc 115 kW (156 hp) 250 N⋅m (184 lb⋅ft) -
  • 5.4 l/100 km (52 mpg‑imp) (manual transmission)
  • 5.3 l/100 km (53 mpg‑imp) (automatic transmission)
  • 121 g/km (manual transmission)
  • 118 g/km (automatic transmission)
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
  • K9K 629
  • 13.8 s (K9K 609)
  • 13.9 s (K9K 629)
3.9 l/100 km (72 mpg‑imp) 103 g/km
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]

B0 platform (Kaptur)[edit]

B0 platform version (Kaptur)
Renault Kaptur 9903.jpg
Renault Kaptur
Manufacturer Renault
Also called Renault Kaptur (Russia)
Production 2016–present
Assembly Brazil: São José dos Pinhais (Renault Brazil)
Russia: Moscow (Renault Russia)
India: Chennai (Renault India)
Body and chassis
Class Subcompact crossover[1]
Body style 5-door wagon[2]
Layout Front-engine, front-wheel-drive
Platform Renault B0 platform
Related Dacia Duster
Transmission 5-speed manual
6-speed manual
4-speed automatic
Wheelbase 2,673 mm (105.2 in)
Length 4,333 mm (170.6 in) (Russia)
4,329 mm (170.4 in) (Brazil, India)
Width 1,813 mm (71.4 in)
Height 1,613 mm (63.5 in) (Russia)
1,619 mm (63.7 in) (Brazil, India)

A larger car with the same styling as the original Captur but with a larger wheelbase and ground clearance was introduced in Russia in 2016, badged as the Renault Kaptur. The Renault Kaptur is manufactured by the Renault Russia plant since April 2016.[29] 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.

Change of the naming was explained by the difficulties of the correct pronunciation of the original "Captur" name in the Russian language. Unlike the European Captur, the Russian Kaptur uses the Renault Duster as a base instead of the fourth generation Clio.[30]

A localised Brazilian version was introduced in the beginning of 2017, badged as the Renault Captur.[6] The Brazilian version has manual (five-speed), CVT and automatic (four-speed) gearboxes.[31] That same year, the Brazilian Captur was named as Best Design by Americar (automotive press association of Latin America).[32] The car got a 4-star safety rating in the 2017 Latin NCAP tests.[33]

The car is available in the Indian market since 2017, also badged as Captur.[30] Production and pre orders started in September 2017.[34][35] 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.[36]


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).[31][37]

The India-assembled Captur has a diesel engine as an option.[35]

Engine Type C. Displacement Power Torque
Petrol engines
1.5 petrol1 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 petrol2 Direct injection 4 1,598 cc 84 kW (114 hp) at 5,500 rpm 156 N⋅m (115 lb⋅ft) at 4,000 rpm
2.0 petrol2 Direct injection 4 1,998 cc 105 kW (143 hp) 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
16.2 kg⋅m (159 N⋅m; 117 lb⋅ft) 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
  • 20.2 kg⋅m (198 N⋅m; 146 lb⋅ft) at 4,000 rpma
  • 20.9 kg⋅m (205 N⋅m; 151 lb⋅ft) 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 Indian version.
  • 2 Available on the Russian version.
  • a Estimated using petrol.
  • b Estimated using ethanol.

Second generation[edit]

Second generation
Manufacturer Renault
Body and chassis
Platform CMF-B[38]

The second generation Captur will debut in 2019.[38]

Captur concept[edit]

Captur concept
Renault Captur Concept (front quarter).jpg
Manufacturer Renault
Also called Renault Samsung Captur
Production 2011 (Concept car)
Designer Julio Lozano
Body and chassis
Class Mini SUV (J)
Body style 2-door SUV
Layout Front-engine, front-wheel-drive
Doors Swan doors
Related Renault Clio IV
Nissan Qazana
Engine Twin turbocharged 1.6l dCi
Curb weight 1,300 kg (2,900 lb)

A concept car named Renault Captur was unveiled by Renault at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show.[39] 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.[40]

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 to 62 mph in 8.0 seconds a low 99g/km of CO2 emission figure and a top speed of 130 mph (209.2 km/h).[41]

The car is made from carbonfibre, has butterfly doors and has a removable roof. It weighs 1,300 kg 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.[42]


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