Wednesday, May 16, 2018

The New 2018 Model Year Renault Captur is Now Available in Malaysia - Prices Stay the Same At RM109K++ (For the Moment)


 The 2018 model year (2018MY) Renault Captur is now on sale in Malaysia. The latest Captur now features a sportier looking exterior with new two-toned colours and an interior further refined for enhanced quality. Still locally assembled, the retail price for the Captur is RM109,000 before insurance but it could be subject to change since the GST will be rated as 0% by 1st July 2018 (so do take note folks).



The new Renault Captur colours offered is the Flame Red (body) / Diamond Black (roof) colour option. So the new Captur is now available in three new body colours: Atacama Orange, Ocean Blue and Pearl White body colours, all paired with a Diamond Black roof.  The Flame Red and Pearl White colours cost an extra RM900 (subject to the GST adjustment) for the Flame Red and Pearl White colour options. This option however also includes kick plates and a trunk tray. 


As stated above, the Captur is locally assembled at the Tan Chong Group plant at Segambut. The new Captur is EEV certified and this is why the price for a fully kitted up European compact Crossover is quite reasonable. Powered by Renault’s turbocharged TCe 120 engine, the new Captur is claimed to deliver the performance and acceleration of a normally-aspirated 1.8L engine (and does feel like it when we tested it a while ago). 

The 120ps / 190Nm engine is paired to a six-speed Efficient Dual Clutch (EDC) transmission, which powers the front wheels of this compact crossover. Fuel efficiency of up to 5.4L/100km[1] can be achieved.


Kuan Kim Luen, CEO, TC Euro Cars Sdn Bhd, who are the official distributors of Renault in Malaysia. when asked about the new 2018 Captur said, “With its trendy styling and chic new colours, powerful performance and excellent fuel efficiency, plus its continental quality and safety standards, we believe the new Captur will continue have great appeal, especially for those with active urban lifestyles,”  

“We strive to offer our customers a quality aftersales experience. In addition to the 5-in-Captur service commitment, we also have an established parts supply system that ensures consistent parts availability. Customers can have peace of mind when choosing Renault, knowing that we have them covered,” added Kuan.

If any of you are interested in viewing the new Renault Captur, the car is on showcase from today to 20 May 2018 at the East Atrium, in Mid Valley Megamall. It is also on display and available for test drives at all Renault showroom starting today.


Renault Captur 2018MY Brief

The new Renault Captur now incorporates the brand’s signature C-shaped LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) while the grille has been redesigned to more closely resemble that of Renault’s other crossovers, notably its bigger sibling, the Renault Kadjar.

The upgraded Captur also sports a new 17-inch alloy wheel design and LED wing mirror indicators.

More refined interior appointments, user-friendly and connected

Renault's designers not only refreshed the external appearance of the new Captur to be in line with more modern models in the range like the Koleos, they also paid close attention to enhancing the quality and finish of the cabin.

The interior benefits from the use of high-quality plastics, and a foam-backed dashboard. The black combi-leather seats, combi-leather door finishers, redesigned gear lever and door panels offer a more modern and sophisticated cabin.

The new Renault Captur carries over the extensive equipment and specifications that helped forge the model’s reputation as a versatile and user-friendly vehicle. Cabin space and seat configuration can also be adapted to meet various capacity needs with a sliding rear bench seat that is foldable 60:40, which also provides ample boot space from 377 litres to a maximum of 1,235 litres.

The new Renault Captur is fully connected through the MediaNav multimedia system with a 7-inch touchscreen, AUX, USB, Bluetooth and navigation.

List of standard features

· Keyless entry and start, with walkaway door lock function

· Auto door lock

· Auto headlights and rain sensors

· Reverse camera

· Navigation system

· ECO Mode for up to 10% additional fuel savings

· A versatile multi-position boot floor

· Front door bins that can accommodate 1.5-litre drinks bottles

· Four high efficiency airbags – dual frontal and dual head/thorax side

· Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

· Hill Start Assist (HSA)

· ABS with Electronic Brake Assist (EBA) and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)

5-in-Captur Aftersales Promise / Warranty

The 5-in-Captur aftersales service is continued to offer customers more cost savings and hassle-free servicing over the next five years. The package includes:

· Free service and maintenance (parts and labour) for five years or up to 100,000km, whichever comes first

· A five-year manufacturer’s warranty with unlimited mileage

· Complimentary 24 hours roadside assistance[3]

· Pick-up and delivery during scheduled maintenance at Renault service centres

· Mobility service of replacement car in the event any part is not available for over 48 hours at authorised service centres, subject to availability

Like all Renault mainstream vehicles, the new Captur comes with a five-year full manufacturer’s warranty with unlimited mileage. To date, Renault has 14 service centres across Peninsular and East Malaysia. Service and aftersales coverage is further supported by the strength of Tan Chong Group’s aftersales network.

For more information about the new Captur and Renault in Malaysia, please visit www.renault.com.my or www.facebook.com/RenaultMalaysia.

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[1] Based on New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) for combined cycle

[2] Total units sold from 2014 to March 2018

[3] Only available for customers who purchase their insurance under Tan Chong Insurance Business Stream (TCIBS)

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