The 2020 Renault Captur is one of the crossovers to beat, thanks to low running costs and plenty of styles. The Renault 2020 Captur is thicker than before, while LED headlights are now standard across the range. Extra chrome gives a more luxurious look than before, while the lights are redesigned to match the rest of the Renault range. Bigger changes are inside, with high-quality materials and soft coverings for the dashboard. There’s also a new Smart Cockpit with a 9.3-inch infotainment display on top specs, as well as a digital instrument cluster available in 7 or 10-inch layouts.
Even the basic ‘Play’ model has a touch screen that can connect to Google Maps or Waze via Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. As before, the new Captur includes a slider on the rear bench that allows you to prioritize space for rear passengers or luggage. The boot capacity is 81 liters higher, which is up to 536 liters in total – bigger than the Honda HR-V, SEAT Arona and Ford Ecosport.
2020 Renault Captur Interior
The interior is inviting and luxurious. Top versions get a 9.3-inch vertical paperback format satnav, which somehow works better than a horizontal screen, with repeat instructions in front of the driver. Inside it is a very comfortable place with nicely finished, soft-touch surfaces and comfortable seating. Well thought out with 12V terminals plus a few fronts and rear USB sockets. Even the cup holders are prudent, low and placed behind so that the cups or tins do not interfere.
Unfortunately, although the rear seats slide back and forth with 150mm, they do not fold up nicely as in a Jazz or HR-V, so there is a fairly high cargo deck with the backrest off. The cargo space is an impressive 536 liters (VDA) with the bench all the way forward and 422 liters with the bench sliding back to maximize legroom. This is a significant increase compared to the original Captur which had 455 liters and 377 liters respectively. B
2020 Renault Captur Engine
Buyers can choose from three petrol engines and two diesel engines. The petrol options include the new TCe 100 turbocharged three-cylinder 1.0-liter shared with the Nissan Micra and Juke, and the new Clio, along with 130 and 155 versions of the 1.3-liter TCe engine. The diesel range consists of a Blue dCi engine with 95 or 115 PS, while buyers can also choose from a six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic transmission with dual-clutch.
The E-tech plug-in hybrid model from 2020, combines a 1.6-liter petrol engine with a 49kW electric motor and can run up to 28 miles under electric power alone. The 9.8 kWh battery “will always maintain enough charge to move away at low speeds under electrical power”, while a strong regenerative braking system means you can use single-pedal control.
2020 Renault Captur Diesel Engines
A 1.5-liter TDCi diesel engine is also offered, and while likely a niche compared to the gasoline, it would better suit higher mileage and those who spend a lot of time on the highway. Two versions of this four-cylinder engine are available with 95 hp or 115 hp, and the latter can have an optional seven-speed automatic transmission.
2020 Renault Captur Hybrid Engines
Renault is developing a hybrid version of the Captur for the first time. It combines a 1.6-liter petrol engine, electric car and 9.8 kWh battery pack with automatic transmission. It’s an ‘E-Tech’ design, and it should provide a driving distance of zero-emissions up to 28 miles if the battery pack is fully charged.
2020 Renault Captur Safety
The Renault Captur has not yet been tested by Euro NCAP, but the Clio has already received a five-star result, which is a good sign. The Captur not only shares most of its security technology but is also slightly larger. According to Renault, the Captur has “the most comprehensive range of operating system systems” of any crossing, which aims to make driving simpler and safer. The available kit includes a 360-degree camera view, a highway and Traffic Jam Companion that can help drive the car in certain situations, customization cruise control, lane assistance, and traffic sign recognition. The 2020 Renault Captur also has updated autonomous emergency brakes that can detect cyclists and pedestrians.