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Renault Captur

Renault Captur
Manufacturer Renault
Also called Renault Samsung QM3
Production 2013–present
Assembly Valladolid, Spain (Renault Spain)
Body and chassis
Class Mini SUV
Body style 5-door SUV
Layout Front engine, front-wheel drive
Platform Renault/Nissan B platform
Related Renault Clio IV
Nissan Juke
Engine petrol
0.9 L H4Bt I3 TCe
1.2 L H5Ft I4 TCe
1.5 L K9K I4 dCi
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)
Curb weight 1,089–1,213 kg (2,401–2,674 lb)
Predecessor Renault Modus

The Renault Captur is a mini-crossover manufactured by the French automaker Renault.[1] The production version made its debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show and started to be marketed in France during April 2013.[2] The Captur Concept was first shown at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show.


The back of the Renault Captur Luxe

The car is based on the fourth generation Clio[3] and incorporates design lines from the homonymous concept,[4] as part of Renault's renovated design strategy developed by Laurens van den Acker.[5] It has various customisation options for the interior and the exterior.[3]

The Captur has some new elements as a big, easily reachable by the driver, drawer-like glovebox instead of a conventional glove compartment in left-hand drive models.[1] As standard, the car has parking sensors and voice activation for certain functions.[6] In some versions it also adds removable seat covers with zippers,[5] a new Renault's satellite navigation system with touch screen,[7] reverse cameras and automated head lamps and windscreen wiper.[6]

The Captur achieved a 5-star rating at the 2013 EuroNCAP tests.[8] 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.[6]


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.[9]


The Captur is powered by a range of petrol and diesel engines.[10][11]

Engine Code Displacement Power Torque Top speed 0-62 mph Combined consumption CO
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


The Captur won What Car? 2014 Best small SUV Less than £16,000.[12] It was also named Voiture de l'Année 2013 (2013 Best Car) by the French Association of Automotive Press.[13]

Renault Samsung QM3

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,[14][15] 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.[16]

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.[17]


The QM3 was voted Best Car at the 2013 Seoul Motor Show[15] and was chosen 2014 SUV of the Year by the newspaper JoongAng Ilbo.[18]

Captur concept

Renault Captur
Manufacturer Renault
Also called Renault Samsung Captur
Production 2011 (concept car)
Designer Julio Lozano
Body and chassis
Body style Mini SUV
Engine Twin turbocharged 1.6l dCi
Curb weight 1300kg

A concept car named Renault Captur was unveiled by Renault at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show.[19] 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.[20]

Renault Captur interior

Technical details

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).[21]

The car is made from carbonfibre, and has a removable roof. It weighs 1,300 kg and features large 22 inch wheels. Despite its crossover/SUV 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.[22]


  1. ^ a b "Geneva motor show: Renault Captur".  
  2. ^ Gain, Bruce (23 April 2013). "Renault Captur joins crowded segment".  
  3. ^ a b Wilkinson, Leo (26 April 2013). "Renault Captur review".  
  4. ^ "Renault Captur". Renault. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Lyndon, Neil (9 November 2013). "Renault Captur Dynamique TCe 90 review".  
  6. ^ a b c "A 15th five-star Euro NCAP rating for Renault thanks to Renault Captur!". Renault. Retrieved 25 March 2014. 
  7. ^ Ward, Piers (25 April 2013). "First drive: the Renault Captur".  
  8. ^ "Renault Captur" (PDF). EuroNCAP. p. 1. Archived from the original on 24 September 2013. Retrieved 23 March 2014. 
  9. ^ "European sales 2013 Small SUV segment". 4 February 2014. Retrieved 18 February 2014. 
  10. ^ "Technical specifications. Renault Captur". Renault. 13 April 2013. Retrieved 23 February 2014. 
  11. ^ "Renault Captur brochure". 1 January 2014. Retrieved 23 February 2014. 
  12. ^ "What Car? Awards 2014 - Small SUV - Best Buy less than £16k".  
  13. ^ "Renault: distingué pour Renault Captur et Dacia" [Renault awarded for Renault Captur and Dacia]. (in French).  
  14. ^ "QM3's iconic design draws attention".  
  15. ^ a b "Renault releases Captur as Samsung QM3 in Korea, receives 5,000 orders". 3 December 2013. Retrieved 22 February 2014. 
  16. ^ "... The official launch of Renault Samsung QM3 · SUV Sedan combines the advantages.". 
  17. ^ "Renault Samsung Motors QM3". Renault Samsung Motors. Retrieved 22 February 2014. 
  18. ^ "And the winners are…". Korea JoongAng Daily. 28 March 2014. Archived from the original on 29 March 2014. Retrieved 2 February 2014. 
  19. ^ Auto Express February 2011
  20. ^ What Car? 10 February 2011
  21. ^ Autocar 1 March 2011
  22. ^ Car magazine 10 February 2011

External links

  • Renault Captur official website
  • Renault Samsung QM3 official website
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