Efficient new 98g/km diesel engine for Renault Captur
Renault has released details of a new higher-powered diesel engine on its Captur crossover that promises to deliver 76.4mpg on the combined cycle whilst emitting as little as 98g/km of CO2.
The engine in question is a 1.5-litre unit that also offers increased levels of power and torque. It offers 110bhp and 191lb ft of torque respectively, equating to an increase of 20bhp and 29lb ft compared to the dCi 90 unit. Despite the extra power, the new unit is able to offer up to 76.4mpg on the combined cycle in Dynamique trim (or 72.4mpg for the range-topping Signature model) whilst emitting as little as 98g/km, meaning the new model is road tax-free.
The Euro6-compliant unit includes Stop & Start technology and will be available on the Dynamique, Dynamique S and flagship Signature variants.
Across Europe, the Captur is the best-selling B-segment SUV, outselling the Nissan Juke. Last year, 165,130 models found new homes, of which 20,466 were registered in the UK. That means the Captur is Renault UK’s second best-selling model after the Clio. That is not too bad a record when you remember that the Captur has only been on sale since the summer of 2013. Since its launch, the French company has sold 306,829 Captur’s globally.
The new engine went on sale on the 1st April. The entry level price will be £17,695.