Sunset Renault Captur also sees dawn of diesel


A perennial strong seller since its launch in May last year, Renault South Africa has introduced a special edition version of its Captur compact crossover, which also doubles up as the inclusion of a turbodiesel engine to the range of existing turbo petrols.

Based on the flagship Dynamique, the new Sunset Limited Edition mainly features a number of cosmetic add-ons, consisting of a Diamond Black paint job with the roof, mirrors, LED daytime running light bezels, boot spoiler, side skirts and rear logo bar finished in the marque’s signature Sunset Orange hue.

Inside, the Sunset continues with the orange theme around the seven-inch MediaNav infotainment display, speakers and air vents, with the seats featuring an orange and carbon pattern. Piano key black finishes on the door handles and steering wheel, the latter also boasting a zig-zag orange stripe and chrome insert at the base, complete the Sunset’s changes.

Aside from the slight aesthetic differences, both the Dynamique and Sunset make use of Renault’s stalwart K-Type 1.5 dCi oil-burner that recently debuted in the bigger Kadjar. In the Captur, power is rated at 66 kW and torque at 220 N.m with drive going to the front wheels through a five-speed manual gearbox. Combined fuel consumption is a claimed 3.6 L/100 km with the taxable emissions coming in well below the 120 g/km limit at 95 g/km.

As with the standard petrol engine Captur, standard items on both dCi models are impressive and includes the aforementioned infotainment, which incorporates satellite navigation as well as Bluetooth, aux jack and USB input, electric windows all around, rear parking sensors with reverse camera, climate control, auto on/off headlights, rain sense wipers, tyre pressure monitor, cruise control with speed limiter, six airbags, ABS with EBD and BAS, ESP and Hill Start Assist.

A five-year / 150 000 km warranty and three year / 45 000 km service plan is standard across the range. 



Captur 0.9 TCe Expression 66 kW / 135 N.m R249 900
Captur 0.9 TCe Dynamique 66 kW / 135 N.m R264 900
Captur 1.5 dCi Dyamique 66 kW / 220 N.m R289 900
Captur 1.5 dCi Sunset Limited Edition 66 kW / 220 N.m R292 400
Captur 1.2 TCe Dynamique EDC 88 kW / 190 N.m R304 900