Renault_Captur_front_1A fascinating new powerful turbo engine is now available on Renault Captur. With a capacity of just 1.3 litres it develops up to 150 horsepower, hence its title 1.3 TCe 150. In Australian terms that 110kW, torque is an equally impressive 250 Nm from an amazingly low 1600 rpm.

Despite this added power and torque the fuel consumption is rated at just 5.4 litres per 100 km on the combined cycle. We’ve yet to road test this new model but will do so asap and get back to you.

The engine at this stage is only fitted to a Captur Intens S-Edition has driveaway pricing starting from $32,990.

Only 162 Renault Captur S-Edition are being imported. It rides on 17-inch ‘Filante’ diamond-cut alloy wheels, there are Gun Metal Grey door protection inserts and skid plates front and rear. It carries S-Edition badges.

Four two-tone metallic paint finish combinations are available; Iron Blue with Diamond Black roof that’s unique to this model, Pearl White with Black Roof, Mercury Grey with Black roof and Oyster Grey with Black roof.

Inside, this sportiest Captur features exclusive Alcantara leather upholstery with blue top stitching. The colour is also used on the console, steering wheel, gear lever bellows and handbrake.

2018 - Renault CAPTUR S-Edition

The Renault technology package is standard and uses R-LINK 2 infotainment with a BOSE premium sound.

Parking is made simpler with front side and rear parking, a reversing camera and Renault’s Easy Park Assist.

If you don’t set up your door mirrors correctly the Captur will use blind spot warning to try and keep you out of trouble.

Renault Australia advises that, “for the time being” this high-tech powerplant is only on the Captur S-Edition. Which suggests it’s keeping its options open and we will see it on other lower-cost Capturs. Stay tuned.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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