The Renault Captur is slowly making its way up the ranks of desirable entry-level crossovers. It’s an impressive ascent given how relatively new the Captur is. However, if you needed more proof that this crossover is the real thing, perhaps its collaboration with outdoor sport and leisure clothing brand Helly Hansen will seal the deal.
Together, Renault and Helly Hansen have announced a limited-edition Helly Hansen version of the Captur, blending the rugged appeal of this crossover with outdoor spirit Helly Hansen has come to be known for.
Adding to the list of "firsts" for the Captur, the Helly Hansen model is also the first Captur to receive Extended Grip, a system developed by Renault to optimize the crossover’s traction performance, especially when the vehicle travels on less than ideal road surfaces.
The inclusion of Helly Hansen in this collaboration makes perfect sense for the Captur as it seeks to stamp its presence in the urban crossover market in Europe . Being associated with an esteemed brand that has been around since 1877 goes a long way in developing that much-needed credibility, especially in a segment that has no shortage of competing models.
Interested buyers of the Helly Hansen Captur will also be thrilled to know that any of the engines available in the Captur catalog can be specified for this limited edition model. So if you’re eyeing this baby, look for it when it hits dealerships in a lot of European markets next month. Unfortunately, those in France, Belgium, Spain, and the Netherlands will have to wait. Renault won’t be delivering the crossover until September.
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Renault Captur Helly Hansen in detail
To set the Helly Hansen Captur apart from the rest of its brethren, Renault dressed up the crossover in a Flamme Red color finish, making it the only version of the Captur that will be offered in this body color. Complementing the fieriness of its body color, Renault also added Platine Grey front and rear skid plates to go with a set of 17-inch black diamond-effect alloy wheels and HH badging on the wings, proudly showing off the model’s tie-in with the Norwegian clothing brand.
In addition to the exclusive Flamme Red color finish, the Helly Hansen Captur can also be ordered in other two-tone color finishes, including Etoilé Black with an ivory roof, Cassiopée Grey with a black roof, and Ivory with a black roof.
The interior of the Helly Hansen Captur also received its fair share of exclusive modifications, highlighted by new leather seats (standard or optional depending on market). A carbon fiber motif on the steering wheel inserts have also been added in addition to the red dashboard trim strips, chrome door sill guards, and front carpet mats.
Renault has joined forces with the outdoor sport and leisure clothing brand Helly Hansen to market the first Renault Captur to feature Extended Grip, a system designed to optimism traction performance whatever the conditions.
Exclusively, the limited-edition Helly Hansen version of Captur can be ordered in Flamme Red, and generous use of the colour has been made inside the cabin, too. The rugged appeal of this version of Renault’s urban crossover is reinforced by the fitment of front and rear skid plates and 17-inch wheels.
Renault Captur Helly Hansen’s standard equipment package includes the R-Link multimedia tablet with touchscreen display, plus a long list of other comfort-enhancing features.
Leather upholstery is also available exclusively for this limited-edition version (standard or optional depending on market).
Any of the engines available in the Captur catalogue can be specified for the limited-edition Helly Hansen version which is due to go on sale in June in most European markets, followed by a september release date for France, the Netherlands, Belgium and Spain.
The range of the brand’s first urban crossover, Renault Captur, has been expanded by the introduction of a new limited-edition Helly Hansen version developed in association with the celebrated Norwegian outdoor sport and leisure clothing brand founded in 1877. The new addition features a distinctive adventurer look thanks to its exclusive Flamme Red finish, making it the only version of the model to offer this body colour, as well as to its Platine Grey front and rear skid plates and 17-inch black diamond-effect alloy wheels. HH badging on the wings portray indicates the car’s association with Helly Hansen.
Captur Helly Hansen can be ordered in one of four two-tone finishes:
Flamme Red with a black or ivory roof,
Etoilé Black with an ivory roof,
Cassiopée Grey with a black roof,
Ivory with a black roof.
The limited-edition Helly Hansen version of Captur is equipped with exclusive new leather seats (standard or optional depending on market). Other specific interior embellishments include red dashboard trim strips, a ‘carbon fibre’ motif for the steering wheel insert, chrome door sill guards and front carpet mats.