Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Renault and TC Euro Cars have locally assembled the Renault Captur crossover - Prices start at RM109,000 and there is an early bird offer too!
Renault and TC Euro Cars (TCEC) have begun locally assembling the Renault Captur. This funky urban crossover/compact SUV is now EEV-certified and more affordable at RM109,000. Malaysia is the only country aside from Renault’s facility in Spain which assembles the Captur. This is another milestone in the local assembly of Renault cars in Malaysia.
There is a new exterior colour - two-toned Flame Red body with Diamond Black roof (in the main pic) aside from the three colours offered in CBU form previously. This makes four colours to choose from. There is a new interior fabric colour for the locally assembled Captur - a grey and almost black charcoal colour with three different textures. It isn't as bright as in the imported one, but it should still go down well with those interested in the car.There is also a leather seat option which will be made available at extra cost (soon, so you have to ask the showroom if you're interested).
I must say that the locally assembled Captur is well built. Gone is the little gap on the gearshift knob's gear release (the one you need to press when you want to move from Park to Reverse to Neutral to Drive) button, which allowed my finger to get acquainted with the hollow interior of the gearknob. They fixed it actually.
The materials used are as good. According to TCEC, the Captur is in Semi-knocked Down (SKD) form, in which, the chassis comes as a whole piece from Spain already painted and then parts are fitted to it. Whilst the production line is quite labour intensive, the finished product is actually good. I can't seem to find any complaints about fittings and panel gaps.
TCEC states that they plan to assemble up to 48 units of the Captur per week. Sufficient to cater local demand. There are no plans to go into export market with the Malaysian assembled Captur as yet but it would be good if they could do so eventually.
The Captur is assembled at the Tan Chong assembly plant in Segambut which currently assembles Subaru XV, Subaru Forester and the Mitsubishi ASX. The Captur being the newest addition to this facility. I personally had a chance to tour the plant and saw the Captur being put together by our boys and girls. This is good for the industry folks. It also allows us the choice of buying a car cheaper. A very important thing.
Now since the key word is affordability, the locally-assembled Renault Captur will officially be available for sale starting 19 April 2017 and the first 100 customers to place an order will enjoy an early bird rebate of RM11,000 for additional savings. Additionally, TCEC will be showcasing the locally-assembled Captur at LG, Oval Concourse, 1 Utama Shopping Centre on19 – 23 April 2017.
We had tested the imported version earlier. Click here if you're interested to see what we think of the Renault Captur TCe 120 EDC. More details are in the press release below (Assembly pics after that too).
LOCALLY-ASSEMBLED RENAULT CAPTUR CROSSOVER: NOW AVAILABLE AND MORE AFFORDABLE
From left: Lawrance Lee, Head of Plant Operations, TCMA; Cindy Lim, Head of Plant Operations, TCMA; Dato’ Dr Ang Bon Beng, Senior Sales & Marketing Director, Edaran Tan Chong; Dato’ Rosie Tan, Group Senior Executive Vice President, Tan Chong Motor Holdings Berhad; Dato’ Tan Heng Chew, President, Tan Chong Motor Holdings Berhad; Kim Taejoon, Vice President, Supply Chain, Renault Asia-Pacific; Kuan Kim Luen, CEO, TC Euro Cars Sdn Bhd
Kuala Lumpur, 18 April 2017– Renault and TC Euro Cars (TCEC) will locally assemble the Renault Captur crossover for the domestic market to meet the increasing trend for compact vehicles that offer versatility, fuel efficiency and safety for today’s active urban lifestyle.
In addition to the current specifications and features found in the fully-imported version, the locally-assembled Renault Captur is now certified as an EEV (Energy Efficient Vehicle) and is available at a new price of RM109,000 (on-the-road inclusive of GST, without insurance, for Peninsular Malaysia and private registration).
The locally-assembled Captur will be available in a new colour combination – a trendy two-toned Flame Red body with Diamond Black roof. Customers can also opt for interior leather seats at an additional cost.
“Captur has a great urban appeal with its trendy design, European safety and comfort standards, high driving position and easy manoeuvrability. At the new price point, the Captur is a very attractive option for people on-the-go,” said Kuan Kim Luen, CEO, TC Euro Cars Sdn Bhd.
The locally-assembled Renault Captur will officially be available for sale starting 19 April 2017 and the first 100 customers to place an order will enjoy an early bird rebate of RM11,000 for additional savings. Additionally, TCEC will be showcasing the locally-assembled Captur at LG, Oval Concourse, 1 Utama Shopping Centre on19 – 23 April 2017.
The Captur is being built at the Tan Chong Motor Assemblies (TCMA) plant in Segambut, Kuala Lumpur. It is Renault’s third locally-assembled model in Malaysia. The TCMA facility has passed stringent evaluations and quality standards set by Renault, to ensure the plant meets Renault-certified specifications.
“Malaysia is the only other country besides Renault’s facility in Spain to assemble the Captur and proves a significant step forward in cementing Renault’s continued commitment in Malaysia,” said Kim Taejoon, Vice President, Supply Chain Renault Asia-Pacific Region.
“This local assembly of the Captur reinforces TCEC’s on-going, successful partnership with Renault. The Captur continues to be a global success and increasingly, it has become the model through which most consumers first come to know Renault here in Malaysia. We are confident that this new milestone will help propel the competitiveness of this model here within its segment,”added Kuan.
From left: Cindy Lim, Head of Plant Operations, TCMA; Kuan Kim Luen, CEO, TC Euro Cars Sdn Bhd; Dato’ Tan Heng Chew, President, Tan Chong Motor Holdings Berhad; Dato’ Rosie Tan, Group Senior Executive Vice President, Tan Chong Motor Holdings Berhad; Kim Taejoon, Vice President, Supply Chain, Renault Asia-Pacific; Dato’ Dr Ang Bon Beng, Senior Sales & Marketing Director, Edaran Tan Chong; Lawrance Lee, Head of Plant Operations, TCMA
Renault Captur – Compact on the Outside, Spacious and Versatile on the Inside
The Captur is one of Renault’s most in-demand models and has more than 760,0001 units produced globally since 2013. The model is the number one seller in its segment in Europe.
Fashionable yet practical, the Renault Captur stands out from the crowd with its expressive styling and trendy dual-tone colour exterior that express an assertive yet unpretentious personality. Its compact footprint and high driving position combined with substantial ground clearance and large 17-inch wheels are ideal for the active and young-at-heart.
A lot of attention to detail has been paid to the interior of the Renault Captur, which is designed to be both welcoming and occupant friendly. Refinements include attractive zippable seat covers with stylish stitching that are removable for easy washing, a reversible boot floor with carpeting on one side and plastic on the other as well as the sliding and foldable bench seat, which splits 60:40 for increased boot space.
The Renault Captur is powered by the turbocharged TCe 120 engine that is mated to a six-speed Efficient Dual Clutch (EDC) transmission, which delivers more torque than a 1.8L normally-aspirated engine for powerful acceleration from low revs. At the same time, this spirited crossover also offers exceptional fuel efficiency of up to 5.4L/100km2.
Standard features and safety equipment include:
Auto Headlights and Rain Sensors
MediaNav with 7” touchscreen, AUX, USB, Bluetooth, Navigation and Reverse camera
Keyless entry and start
Eco mode for additional fuel efficiency of up to 10 percent
Four high-efficiency airbags – dual frontal and dual head/thorax side. A specific algorithm adjusts the way the head-thorax airbags are deployed to match the severity of the impact. For added safety, two additional sensors function to detect impacts and respond up to twice as quickly.
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with traction control
Hill Start Assist
The locally-assembled Renault Captur is now available across all Renault showrooms in four stylish two-toned colour options.
The four colour options are:
New Flame Red (body) / Diamond Black (roof)
Arizona Orange (body) / Diamond Black (roof)
Pacific Blue (body) / Ivory (roof)
Ivory (body) / Diamond Black (roof)
Like all Renault mainstream vehicles, the locally-assembled Captur comes with a five-year manufacturer’s warranty with unlimited mileage. This warranty is fully backed by Renault and not undertaken by any other insurance companies, which means terms and conditions as well as parts covered are consistent from the first year of ownership to the end of the warranty period.
TCEC is holding a public launch of the locally-assembled Renault Captur on 19 - 23 April 2017 at LG, Oval Concourse, 1 Utama Shopping Centre. Alternatively, interested members of the public can also visit any Renault showroom nationwide on 22-23 April 2017 to take a closer look at and test drive the Renault Captur. 1 Based on total units produced globally as of since launched in 2013 until December 2016. 2 Based on New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) for combined cycle
For more information about Renault in Malaysia, please visit www.renault.com.my or www.facebook.com/RenaultMalaysia. ##