Renault Australia has expanded the Captur range with the launch of the new flagship RS Line model. As can be seen in the images of the car, the French manufacturer has renewed the car in order to increase its attractiveness, and position it among the most requested of the Australian automotive fleet.
What is perceived from the outside
Joining the Life, Zen and Intens variants, the Captur RS line comes standard with a number of unique design features. These include a set of distinctive diamond-cut 18-inch RS Line alloy wheels, a redesigned front bumper that’s a bit more aggressive with an F1-inspired aerodynamic blade, chrome double exhaust tips, lead-grey trim, front and rear guard plates, and of course, RS Line badges.
From the front you can see a really aggressive line, with a hood that brings lines that descend to the grille and optics, both with LED technology. The grille has chrome details, and with the manufacturer’s slogan right in the center. There are two air intakes on the sides of the bumper, and another at the central level in the lower area.
On the sides the wheels are silver in the form of a spiral, which in turn hide an effective brake system with discs and calipers on each of its wheels. The car locks come in the same body color, while the mirror housings come in black. There are details on the back of the front mudguard.
The rear is still striking, and shows a radio antenna on the roof in the form of a fixed shark fin. There is a sporty decorative spoiler on top of the glass with a third stop or brake light. The brake lights come from the with advanced LED technology. There is a slogan of the manufacturer in the center of the gate to the trunk. There are auxiliary lights embedded in the bumper and two exhaust outlets in the lower area.
When we move inside
Renault’s modifications continue in the cabin of the high-end Captur, where the RS Line chrome door sills stand out, as are the alloy pedals, the carbon-looking interior finish, the red and grey contrast stitching and the RS badge. The SUV also features an all-digital 10.2-inch digital instrument cluster, a frameless auto-dimming rearview mirror, Easy Park Assist hands-free parking system, and automatic high/low beam headlights.
The Captur RS Line channels the Renault brand’s strong sporting heritage as the company expands its product offering in Australia. With strategic additions like this Captur RS line, Renault offers consumers even more choice as the product portfolio begins to grow. With the arrival of new commercial vehicles later this year and the recent well-received unveiling of the new Megane E-Tech, exciting times lie ahead for Renault across the country of Australia.
The mechanics of the car
All Captur models sold in Australia come with the same 1.3-litre turbocharged petrol engine that produces 113 kW or about 152 horsepower and 270 Nm of torque. This engine works in conjunction with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission that drives the front wheels.
The price for Australia
Australia’s Captur range starts with Life, which starts at A$30,090 and increases to A$32,090 for the Zen model. It also costs about 37,090 Australian dollars for the Intens model and about 39,590 dollars for the new RS Line.