Last year, when we got the Renault Captur to review over a weekend that was spent in Ipoh, displeasure wasn’t in any part of the conversations involving the vibrant and lively Crossover. Only thing we thought could be a slight setback was its price; but Renault’s got that covered now.
In efforts to cope with the increasing trend and demand for compact vehicles offering versatility, fuel efficiency and safety, TC Euro Cars and Renault celebrated the launch of the locally-assembled Renault Captur at the Tan Chong Motor Assemblies Plant in Segambut earlier today.
"This local assembly of the Captur reinforces TCEC's on-going, succesful relationship with Renault. The Captur continues to be a global success and increasingly, it has become the model through which most consumers have come to know about Renault here in Malaysia. We are confident that this new milestone will help propel the competitiveness of this model here within its segment," said Mr Kuan, CEO of TC Euro Cars.
As the locally-assembled Captur is now EEV-certified, it is now much more affordable at RM 112,249 including GST and Insurance. First 100 customers will be able to enjoy an early bird rebate of RM 11,000 as the locally-assembled Renault Captur officially goes on sale starting 19th April 2017.
Where is it built?
The Captur will now be built at Tan Chong Motor Assemblies (TCMA) plant in Segambut, Kuala Lumpur. It is Renault’s third locally-assembled model in Malaysia after the old Kangoo of yesteryear and the current Fluence.
TCMA’s facility has passed stringent evaluations and quality standards set by Renault, in which the plant meets Renault-certified specifications. Malaysia is the only other country beside’s Renault’s facility in Spain to assemble the Captur.
Apart from the EEV status and a lowered price tag, the locally-assembled Captur would be retaining all the specifications and features found in the fully-imported version. The CKD-version would also be offered in a new colour combination, a trendy two-toned Flame Red body with Diamond Black roof, on top of the existing combinations available.
Apart from the new Colour Combination, EEV status and price tag, the Renault Captur is retains its tiny but potent 1.2-liter turbocharged TCe 120 powerplant with an output of 118 horsepower at 4,900 rpm and 190Nm of torque from as low as 2,000 rpm. Power will similarly be delivered through a 6-speed Efficient Dual Clutch (EDC) transmission.
Other standard Equipment includes:
- Four Airbags (Dual Front, Dual Head, Dual Thorax)
- Anti-lock Braking System, Electronic Stability Control, Electronic Brake Force Distribution, Electronic Stability Control and ASR (traction control)
- ECO Mode (Improves Fuel Efficiency by up to 10%)
- Automatic Climate Control
- Automatic Wipers and Headlamps
- Reverse Camera
- Cruise Control & Speed Limiter
- Daytime Running Lights
- Keyless Entry
- 7-inch Touchscreen with Navigation, USB, AUX and Bluetooth
Like the other Renault models, the locally-assembled Captur comes with a 5-year manufacturer’s warranty with unlimited mileage. The warranty is fully backed by Renault and not undertaken by third party insurers where terms and conditions as well as parts covered are consistent from the first year of ownership to the end of the warranty period. For more detailed information on the Captur, check out our previous review here!
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