As the twin to the Nissan Juke (also available at the Experience Centre), the Renault Captur is a European take on a small SUV that goes up against the Volkswagen T-Cross.
The Captur we have here is the top-spec Intens at $35,790 before on-road costs. It's powered by a four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine with 113kW of power and 270Nm of torque. It’s mated with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission across the range.
Renault claims a fuel economy figure of 6.6L/100km.
The Captur measures 4227mm long, 1797mm wide and 1567mm tall, with a 2639mm wheelbase.
Boot space is 422L with the rear seats in place, 536L including under-floor storage and the rear bench slid forward, and 1275L with the rear seats folded flat.
The Captur is backed by a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty. Servicing is required every 12 months 30,000km, which is the longest intervals of any car in its class, making it a great choice for those who do lots of travel.
Some of its more luxurious features include keyless entry and start, a heated leather steering wheel, climate control, rain-sensing windscreen wipers, wireless phone charging, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.
18-inch alloy wheels and a 9.3-inch infotainment display with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and satellite navigation come in the top-spec model seen here, in addition to a nine-speaker sound system and a 7.0-inch colour trip computer.
French cars have their own very unique sense of character and for those looking for something different and out of the ordinary, the Captur is definitely worth a test drive.