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Signature: Renault's small crossover goes another step up
Renault Capture signs a new top model

Renault Captur Signature, front-side view
17'' Explore alloy wheels, black inserts and chrome exterior details on the side strips, boot lid, front grille and fog lights.
French automaker Renault is adding the new "Signature" trim level at the top of its Captur small (B-segment, subcompact) crossover, right above the Dynamique S MediaNav version, with a number of exclusive extras as standard.

With UK prices starting from £17,495, the Signature version gets standard 17-inch Explore alloy wheels with black inserts and chrome exterior details on the side strips, boot lid, front grille and fog lights.

Renault Captur Signature, dashboard view
Part-leather upholstery with Red Touch Pack.

While two-tone exterior finish is standard, the Flame Red metallic paint is available as an option, in addition to a choice of three other metallic and two solid colours.

Inside upgrades cover part-leather upholstery, Signature door sill plates and mats and the Red Touch Pack – adding bright red detail to the centre console, speakers and air vents.

The Captur Signature's R-Link infotainment system includes a 7-inch touchscreen, satellite navigation (with EU mapping and TomTom LIVE traffic services), USB connectivity and an uprated 4 x 35W Arkamys radio with 3D sound.

Renault Captur Signature, 7-inch touchscreen monitor transmitting the rear-view camera image.
Rear parking camera image on the 7'' touchscreen monitor.

Other standard Signature equipment includes a rear parking camera added to the rear parking sensors to make parking easier, and the Grip Xtend advanced traction control system for maximum grip on the road in difficult driving conditions through the use of a simple thumbwheel on the centre console.

The Signature retains the specifications (UK market) from the rest of the Renault Clio-based Captur range with electric folding door mirrors, automatic climate control, rear parking sensors, tinted rear windows and tailgate, Bluetooth connectivity and LED daytime running lights.

The new Capture version is available with a choice of two petrol and diesel engines. The petrol line-up consists of the turbo-charged:

- 3-cylinder / 12-valve 0.9-litre TCe 90 mated to a five-speed manual transmission. Maximum  output is 90 hp (66.2 kW, 89 bhp) / 5250 rpm  and torque of 135 Nm (99.6 lb-ft, 13.77 kg-m) / 2500 rpm,

- 4-cylinder / 16-valve 1.2-litre TCe 120, with a six-speed, dual-clutch automatic gearbox. Maximum power is 120 hp (88.3 kW, 118 bhp) and torque of 190 Nm (140 lb-ft, 19.4 kg-m) / 2000 rpm

The turbodiesel 1.5-litre dCi 90 is available as a manual or automatic. On the ENERGY dCi 90 version, maximum power is 90 hp (66.2 kW, 88.8 bhp) / 4000 rpm and torque of 220 Nm (160 lb-ft, 22.4 kg-m) / 1750 rpm, with CO2 emissions announced at 95g/km (152.9 g/mile), whilst fuel economy on the official combined cycle is 78.5 UK mpg, equivalent to 65.36 US mpg, 3.6 litre/100 km, or 27.8 km / litre.

Renault’s second best-selling model in the UK, the Captur range (over 21,000 sold since its launch in May 2013, including over 15,000 so far in 2014) is priced from £14,195 and covered by a four year/100,000 miles (160,000 km) warranty with four years roadside assistance.

Captur Signature
(UK market)
VED Band CO2 (g/km) UK MPG* (L/100km) 0-62mph (secs) Top mph (km/h) Ins. grp Price
               
ENERGY
TCe 90 Stop/Start
C 115 56.5 (5.0) 13 106 (171) 9E £17,495
               
ENERGY
dCi 90 Stop/Start
A 95 78.5 (3.6) 13.1 106 (171) 12E £18,895
               
TCe 120
Auto EDC
D 125 52.3 (5.4) 10.9 119 (192) 14E £19,695
               
dCi 90
Auto EDC
B 103 72.4 (3.9) 13.5 106 (171) 12E £19,895
 
* Combined cycle. Source: Renault UK. Conversions: autopressnews.com