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When the facelifted Renault Captur is going on sale in South Africa

Renault has just revealed the facelifted Captur, and it’s coming to South Africa.

The French carmaker’s domestic division confirmed to TopAuto that the new crossover is “anticipated for a local launch next year, first half of 2025.”

Everything new

It may seem like it’s way too early to be getting the updated Captur, as the current model only made its local debut in March 2023, but as is the same with several other models from Renault, the crossover has actually been on sale in other countries for three years now.

The current-gen Captur only launched in South Africa in 2023 as a result of a pandemic-related delay, but the good news is that we will not be subjected to a similar wait to get our hands on the facelifted version.

The revised model clearly follows the same design cues as recent cars like the 2024 Clio and Rafale, starting with a new set of vertical LED daytime running lights and the brand’s reworked diamond logo on the front.

There are new alloy wheels ranging from 17 to 19 inches in size, 14 different two-tone paint schemes, and the back has seen a few minor changes with a restyled bumper and diffuser.

As for the interior, the biggest change is the fact that it will no longer be offered with leather upholstery, instead opting for an eco-friendly theme with hemp fabrics and recycled materials.

A 10.25-inch digital driver display is now being included as standard, and the infotainment screen has grown from 9.4 to 10.4 inches and uses an “Open R Link” Google operating system with Android Automotive 12.

The finalized equipment sheet for the South African models will only be announced closer to its launch window next year, but in Europe, the Renault is offering three different trim levels – Evolution, Techno, and the flagship Esprit Alpine.

Depending on the spec chosen, a few of the feature highlights include a wireless charger, ambient lighting, a 360-degree camera, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, lane-keep assist, a nine-speaker Harmon Kardon stereo, tri-colour seats, aluminium pedals, Slate Grey skid plates, and gloss black finishes on key interior and exterior components.

The local engine line-up is another unknown quantity at this point, but it’s reasonable to assume that the facelifted model is retaining its 1.3-litre turbocharged petrol powerplant with 113kW and 270Nm.

While not confirmed, it’s also possible that South Africa could get the E-Tech hybrid model as well, which uses a 1.6-litre turbo-petrol drivetrain in tandem with a 36kW e-engine and 15kW starter motor which together generate around 107kW.

2025 Renault Captur

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