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Renault Captur SUV - Interior & comfort

The Renault Captur boasts some impressive features and improved quality

The Captur is heavily influenced by the Renault Clio supermini and just like the latest version of that car, the Captur’s interior has taken a big step up in quality. There are now soft touch plastics covering most of the surfaces. Technology is significantly improved too, with the option of digital instruments and an infotainment system that works well.

Renault Captur dashboard

One of the key talking points is the new digital instrument display, measuring 10 inches and boasting very crisp graphics. It works well and the upgrade cost of £250 (on top spec S Edition cars) is good value versus the standard analogue gauges.

Dominating the centre console is a portrait-orientated touchscreen that’s seven inches in size on lower trims and 9.3 inches in top versions. You’ll also forfeit sat-nav at the lower end, but Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard, so you can use the map apps built into your smartphone. Renault's operating system isn't as intuitive as something like BMW's iDrive software, but most will likely plug in their phone anyway.

Equipment

Equipment is generous, with some ‘big car’ features such as adaptive cruise control, lane departure warnings and 17-inch alloy wheels fitted to even the standard ‘Play’ trim. Moving up to ‘Iconic’ costs around £1,500 more and adds two-tone paintwork, sat-nav, keyless entry, rear parking sensors, roof rails, LED fog lights and privacy glass.

Upgrading to S Edition adds another £1,500 and brings the larger infotainment screen, wireless smartphone charging, front parking sensors, a rear-view camera and seats trimmed in artificial leather upholstery. There's also a Bose Launch Edition with model-specific alloy wheels and a Bose sound system with eight speakers and a subwoofer.

The E-Tech plug-in hybrid enjoys some unique features too, including the ability to schedule heating and cooling of the interior via the Easy Link app.

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