Renault Captur 2024: Prices, specs and release date

  • New Renault Captur given a big facelift for 2024
  • Clean new look and snazzy Esprit Alpine trim option
  • Infotainment with Google built-in is a segment first
  • On sale in autumn 2023 with prices from around £22,000

The new Renault Captur is a thoroughly updated version of the top-selling small SUV that aims to provide a fresh new challenge to Britain’s favourite car so far in 2024, the Ford Puma.

Available as both a petrol and hybrid, the new Renault Captur has a fresh new appearance and smart new materials inside.

The new Renault Captur also introduces a Google-based infotainment system – described by the firm as a first in the small SUV class. There’s also a sporty-looking new Renault Captur Esprit Alpine trim.

The new Renault Captur will take on a throng of rivals, including the Vauxhall Mokka, the excellent Peugeot 2008 and hybrids like the Honda HR-V.

2024 Renault Captur prices and release date

The new Renault Captur, which is built in Spain, will be available from autumn 2024.

New Renault Captur prices will be announced ahead of this. In line with the good value offered by the facelifted Renault Clio, they are expected to start from around £22,000. This will only be a small premium over today’s model.

2024 Renault Captur styling, interior and technology

The new Renault Captur has a more stylish and dynamic appearance, says Renault.

At the front, there is a higher, flatter bonnet and new LED headlights which sit above LED daytime running lights taking on a vertical half-diamond shape. The latest Captur sports the new Renault ‘Nouvel’R’ logo while the upper part of the grille also has distinct parallelogram shapes radiating from the Renault logo.

At the rear are new transparent LED lights, plus a repeat of the new logo and a redesigned diffuser. The new Renault Captur has a selection of 17-inch, 18-inch and new 19-inch alloy wheels.

The new Renault Captur Esprit Alpine variant has Ice Black logos, high-gloss window surrounds, an aerodynamic front splitter plus front and rear skid plates in Slate Grey matt.

Six colours are available, including Arctic White, Oyster Grey, Diamond Black, Iron Blue, Flame Red and new Ceramic Grey.

A two-tone colour scheme is optional on Techno and Esprit Alpine trims, which combines the body colour with a Diamond Black roof and door mirrors.

Inside is a redesigned touchscreen measuring up to 10.25 inches. On all but base models, this runs the new OpenR Link multimedia system, with Google built-in.

Using the very latest Android Automotive 12 technology, the vertical touchscreen includes Google Maps, Google Assistant and more than 50 apps available through the Google Play store. These include Waze, Amazon Music and the Vivaldi internet browser. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are also standard.

The new Renault Captur no long has any leather inside. Instead, it offers grained cover materials and recycled upholstery fabrics. On standard models, it uses grey seat fabric, with yellow top stitching on mid-grade Techno.

The new Renault Captur Esprit Alpine has multi-textured grained cover fabric on the seats and door panels, and a blue-grey insert on the dashboard. There are also multiple Alpine brand cues, including a French flag in the seat side piping, seatbelts with blue stitching, aluminium pedals and a bespoke steering wheel.

The new Renault Captur remains a very practical car, with frontrunning rear knee room thanks to a sliding rear seat bench. Boot space is a class-leading 536 litres with it pushed fully forward and measures 422 litres even with it fully back.

The new Renault Captur also has a welcome sound sequence created by Jean-Michel Jarre...

2024 Renault Captur engines, performance and fuel economy

The new Renault Captur offers a choice of two engines, either a 1.0-litre TCe 90 or a 1.6-litre E-Tech full hybrid 145.

The new Renault Captur’s 1.0 TCe 90 engine, as its name suggests, produces 90PS. Acceleration from 0-62mph performance takes a rather mellow 14.0 seconds, but it does average nearly 49mpg. It is paired with a six-speed manual gearbox.

The new Renault Captur’s E-Tech full hybrid 145PS engine has much better performance, with 0-62mph acceleration in 10 seconds. This is made even easier by a standard automatic gearbox.

The ‘self-charging’ hybrid technology gives plenty of inner city pure electric running, which helps it officially average 60.1mpg. CO2 emissions are low too, starting from 105g/km, compared to 131g/km for the TCe engine.

The new Renault Captur’s suspension geometry has been revised, with new dampers designed to deliver a smoother ride and better handling. It also has recalibrated power steering.

The new Renault Captur has a feeling of much greater control as a result, which will give “significantly improved driving pleasure” according to Renault

The new Renault Captur Esprit Alpine also has 19-inch wheels with special extra-wide Michelin tyres, which are available for the first time on a Captur.

How green is the new Renault Captur?

The new Renault Captur is not fully-electric, but offers a hybrid engine option alongside the regular petrol model. It also has a leather-free interior, using plenty of recycled materials, and also doesn’t have any chrome on the outside.

Is the new Renault Captur safe?

Like all new cars launched from 2024, the new Renault Captur features all the latest safety assist tech as standard. The firm has counted 18 “next-generation” driving aids – and it includes a dedicated My Safety button so drivers can easily disable the ones they find irritating.