Renault Captur

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Renault Captur
Renault Captur1.jpg
Manufacturer Renault
Also called Renault Samsung QM3
Renault Kaptur (Russia)
Production 2013–present
Assembly Spain: Valladolid (Renault Spain)
Brazil: São José dos Pinhais (Renault Brazil)
Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur (TCMA)
Russia: Moscow (Renault Russia)
Body and chassis
Class Subcompact crossover[1]
Body style 5-door wagon[2]
Layout Front-engine, front-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive[nb 1]
Platform Renault B platform
Related Renault Clio IV
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) (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)
Predecessor Renault Modus

The Renault Captur is a subcompact crossover[1] manufactured by the French automaker Renault.[3] The production version 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 longer version with extended wheelbase, elevated ground clearance and four-wheel-drive is available as the Renault Kaptur starting from March 2016.[5]


Renault Captur Luxe

The car is based on the fourth generation Clio[6] and incorporates design lines from the homonymous concept,[7] as part of Renault's renovated design strategy developed by Laurens van den Acker.[8] It has various customisation options for the interior and the exterior.[6]

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]

As standard, the car has parking sensors and voice activation for certain functions.[9] In some versions, it also adds removable seat covers with zippers,[8] a new Renault satellite navigation system with touchscreen,[10] reverse cameras and automated head lamps and windscreen wiper.[9]

The Captur achieved a five star rating at the 2013 EuroNCAP tests.[11] 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.[9] Renault Captur is also equipped with Hill-Start assist feature.[12]


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 [13]


The Captur is powered by a range of petrol and diesel engines.[14][15]

Engine Code Displacement Power Torque Top speed 0-62 mph Combined consumption CO2 emissions
Petrol engines
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
Diesel engines
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.


The Captur won What Car? 2014 “Best Small SUV Less Than £16,000”.[16] It was also named Voiture de l'Année 2013 (2013 Best Car) by the French Association of Automotive Press.[17]

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,[18][19] 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.[20]

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.[21]


The QM3 was voted Best Car at the 2013 Seoul Motor Show.[19] and was chosen 2014 “SUV of the Year” by the newspaper JoongAng Ilbo in March 2014.[22]

Renault Kaptur[edit]

Renault Kaptur

The Renault Kaptur manufactured by the Renault-Russia plant since April 2016.[23] 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 litre 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. Unlike the European Captur, the Russian Kaptur uses the platform of the Renault Duster instead of the current European spec Clio.

Captur concept[edit]

Renault Captur
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.[24] 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.[25]

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).[26]

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.[27]


  1. ^ In Russia only.


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  17. ^ "Renault: distingué pour Renault Captur et Dacia" [Renault awarded for Renault Captur and Dacia]. (in French). Le Figaro. 14 March 2014. Retrieved 15 March 2014. 
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