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New Renault Captur Rive Gauche special edition arrives

New range-topping Renault Captur Rive Gauche features more tech and styling upgrades

  • New black trim pieces
  • 800 UK cars to be built
  • Gets the Captur’s bigger touchscreen option

A new Renault Captur Rive Gauche special edition has been announced. The new model sits at the top of the Captur line-up, adding upgraded technology and darkened styling to Renault’s smallest SUV. 

Its name is inspired by the southbank of the River Seine in Paris, with the Rive Gauche name translating to “left bank.’ Only 800 examples of the model will be built for the UK, with prices starting from £24,490. 

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The Rive Gauche trim sits above the SE Edition model in the Captur range, and gets several styling tweaks. The front grille is finished in gloss black, along with matching badges and front and rear skid plates. The wing mirrors and roof panel are also finished in black, and can be specced with a choice of several contrasting paint finishes. A new set of 18-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels are fitted as standard. 

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Inside, the Captur Rive Gauche gets black faux leather and cloth trimmed seats and a matching black roof lining. Standard equipment includes a digital dial cluster and a 9.3-inch infotainment touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. A wireless phone charging pad is also fitted, along with automatic air conditioning. 

There’s an array of standard safety features too, including front and rear parking sensors, a rear view camera, lane keep assist with departure warning alert, traffic sign recognition, a speed limiter and cruise control. Renault’s active emergency braking system is also standard, and is capable of automatically applying the brakes if a stationary hazard is detected. 

Buyers can spec the Rive Gauche trim with a choice of petrol engines including the 1.0-litre TCe 90 version. Renault’s E-Tech Hybrid powertrain is also available, combining a 1.6-litre petrol engine with an electric motor and a small battery. All versions should be affordable to run, with even the base engine capable of over 47mpg. Opting for the more expensive hybrid model improves economy further still, with an official figure of over 57mpg. 

Want to know more about the Renault Captur? Read our list of the best small SUVs to see how it compares to its rivals.

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