Published on September 25th, 2018 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Sometimes you need to look deeper than just the usual suspects
People’s tastes in cars are changing drastically. Back in the good old days, the most popular vehicle in any showroom would be a practical sedan. Today, cars need to deliver on more than just utility – they must also reflect a particular lifestyle. They must also be versatile in performance, being both engaging to drive and fuel-efficient. Of course, it also needs to stand out in a crowd and reflect the tastes of the owner.
In essence, the modern driver knows what he wants is not the cheapest or most utilitarian car available. What many modern drivers want out of a car today is offered by the Renault Captur.
A car like this sits in a really comfortable spot in the global market. It’s a brand focused on mass-market vehicles, but Renault’s rich heritage and mature sense of design lends their cars more character than their counterparts.
Behind the wheel, the car impresses as well. The 1.2-litre turbocharged engine and Efficient Dual-Clutch can be set to ECO mode for exceptional fuel-efficiency (5.4L/100km). As soon as you depress the accelerator and ask for me, the Captur transforms into a sharp and punchy performer. It’s more than capable of putting a smile on your face.
The Captur also accommodates a lot of convenience features, many of which are overseen by competitors completely. The hands free keycard is flat and can slide into your pocket behind your smartphone without creating a big bulge. The Captur is equipped with leather seats and the interior is easy to maintain. The rear bench can be slid forward or folded for more cargo space. You can hide your valuable beneath the boot cover and can get extra storage space by removing it when you have large luggage.
Even in Malaysia, you can get the new Captur in a number of paint options. Atacama Orange, Ocean Blue, Pearl White, Flame Red, all eye-catching and deeply evocative choices. Plus, all paint finishes are two-toned, so you get a Diamond Black roof to contrast against the main colour.
Sure, most car buyers in Malaysia still look for the most practical option or brand out there, but we feel those who want a little more excitement in their car and stand out from the crowd, will find what they seek in the Renault Captur. Don’t take my word for it, test drive the Captur to experience it for yourself.