Spain – Renault rolls out the 100,000th Captur within 8 months of launch

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Barely 8 months after being launched at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, Renault has rolled out the 100,000th Captur model from its Valladolid plant in Spain. This comes as a complete contrast to the automobile market in Europe which has been flat over the last year, just showing how much scope exists in the compact crossover segment.

Renault Captur 100,000th
The 100,000th Captur produced in the Valladolid plant in Spain was one with an ivory-coloured body and a black roof

Renault had first showcased the Captur as a concept at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. The Captur is essentially a bigger fourth-generation Clio and comprises of design lines from Renault’s homonymous concept. It is equipped with a fully mechanical self-locking differential, termed the RX2, to improve traction, though it can’t be taken off road.

Renault Captur
The Captur was first unveiled as a concept at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, and shown on the same stage production-ready this year.

The Captur is offered with four engine options – two petrol and two diesel motors. Buyers can choose between a 90 bhp engine that features stop & start technology or a 120 bhp motor that is coupled with a Renault Efficient Dual Clutch (EDC) automatic gearbox. Diesel options vary from a 90 bhp engine with either a manual or an EDC automatic gearbox.

Renault Captur Geneva live front
The scope for growth in the crossover segment of Europe’s flat auto market is exposed by this milestone.

The Captur has been extremely customisable since the launch, giving its buyers loads of options for exterior colour, engine options, colour schemes, seat trims and accessories.

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