|Also called||Renault Samsung QM3
Renault Kaptur (Russia)
|Assembly||Valladolid, Spain (Renault Spain)
Moscow, Russia (Renault Russia)
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||5-door wagon|
|Layout||Front-engine, front-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive[nb 1]|
|Platform||Renault B platform|
|Related||Renault Clio IV
|Engine||0.9 L H4Bt I3 TCe (petrol)
1.2 L H5Ft I4 TCe (petrol)
1.5 L K9K I4 dCi (diesel)
|Wheelbase||2,606 mm (102.6 in) (Captur, QM3)
2,674 mm (105.3 in) (Kaptur)
|Length||4,122 mm (162.3 in) (Captur, QM3)
4,333 mm (170.6 in) (Kaptur)
|Width||1,778 mm (70.0 in)|
|Height||1,567 mm (61.7 in) (Captur, QM3)
1,613 mm (63.5 in) (Kaptur)
|Curb weight||1,089–1,213 kg (2,401–2,674 lb)|
The Renault Captur is a subcompact crossover manufactured by the French automaker Renault. The production version made its debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show and started to be marketed in France during April 2013. The Captur Concept was first shown at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show.
The car is based on the fourth generation Clio and incorporates design lines from the homonymous concept, as part of Renault's renovated design strategy developed by Laurens van den Acker. It has various customisation options for the interior and the exterior.
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. As standard, the car has parking sensors and voice activation for certain functions. In some versions it also adds removable seat covers with zippers, a new Renault satellite navigation system with touchscreen, reverse cameras and automated head lamps and windscreen wiper.
The Captur achieved a 5-star rating at the 2013 EuroNCAP tests. 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. Renault Captur is also equipped with Hill-Start assist feature.
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.
|Engine||Code||Displacement||Power||Torque||Top speed||0-62 mph||Combined consumption||CO2 emissions|
|Energy TCe 90 Stop & Start||H4Bt 400||898 cc||66 kW (90 hp) at 5250 rpm||135 N·m (100 lb·ft) at 2500 rpm||171 km/h (106 mph)||13 s||5 l/100 km (56 mpg-imp)||115 g/km|
|TCe 120 Auto EDC||H5Ft 403||1197 cc||85 kW (116 hp) at 4900 rpm||190 N·m (140 lb·ft) at 2000 rpm||192 km/h (119 mph)||10.9 s||5.4 l/100 km (52 mpg-imp)||125 g/km|
|Energy dCi 90 Stop & Start||K9K 608||1461 cc||66 kW (90 hp) at 4000 rpm||220 N·m (162 lb·ft) at 1750 rpm||171 km/h (106 mph)||13.1 s||3.7 l/100 km (76 mpg-imp)||95 g/km|
|dCi 90 Auto EDC||K9K 609||170 km/h (106 mph)||13.5 s||3.9 l/100 km (72 mpg-imp)||103 g/km|
There's also a later Diesel version with the same 1.5 dCi engine, but with 110 hp and 260Nm torque.
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, 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 7 minutes.
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.
The Renault Kaptur manufactured by the Renault-Russia plant since April 2016. The front-wheel drive car is powered by the 1.6-liter engine and manual gearbox or CVT, while all-wheel drive version has the 2.0-liter engine and manual or automatic gearbox. Change of the naming was explained with the difficulties of the correct pronunciation of the original "Captur" name in the Russian language.
|Also called||Renault Samsung Captur|
|Production||2011 (Concept car)|
|Body and chassis|
|Class||Mini SUV (J)|
|Body style||2-door SUV|
|Related||Renault Clio IV
|Engine||Twin turbocharged 1.6l dCi|
|Curb weight||1,300 kg (2,900 lb)|
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.
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).
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.
- In Russia only.
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