2021 Renault Captur R.S.

2021 Renault Captur R.S.

Renault has applied the R.S. Line treatment to the second-gen Captur, which follows hot on the heels of other R.S. Line models in the French brand’s portfolio with a sporty makeover inside and out.

Starting with the exterior, the subcompact crossover has an F1 blade attached to the front bumper, a honeycomb grille, and grey rear diffuser. It rides on 18-inch ‘Le Castellet’ alloy wheels and features an ‘R.S. Line’ badge on the tailgate.

Visible when opening the front doors, the ‘Renault Sport’ sills are part of the makeover, and once inside, users will see the red accents applied to the seats, door cards, air vents and perforated leather-wrapped steering wheel. The seatbelts and ring around the gearshift lever sport the same red look, and the carbon finish applied to the dashboard rounds out the package.

Moreover, the extra tinted rear windows, front and rear parking sensors, 10-inch digital dashboard, reversing camera, electrochromic rearview mirror, and wireless charging pad for compatible smartphones are all standard.

The new Captur R.S. Line is already available to order in France, with the TCe 140 PS (138 HP / 103 kW) petrol engine coupled to either a manual or a dual-clutch transmission, priced from €28,400 (equal to $34,442) and €30,350 ($36,806) respectively. The E-Tech Plug-In 160 PS (158 HP / 118 kW) PHEV option comes from €37,050 ($44,932).

On a different note, Renault has also upgraded the Initiale Paris version of the 2021 Captur, giving it Erbe Gray accents at both ends, black shark-fin antenna, a 360-degree camera system and chrome trim on the steering wheel paddle shifters.

DRIVEtorque contacted Rutendo Chabururuka , the Marketing Manager for Duly’s the local Renault Dealership who said, “We are not yet selling the Captur R model yet, however, if one orders we can  bring it in as we can offer aftersales support on Renault models”

We are sure we will see some grey import over the years.

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