Renault celebrates the Captur’s success with a limited-edition model for the French market

Launched in 2013, the Renault Captur replaced the Modus. Unlike its predecessor, which was designed as a mini MPV, the Captur was developed for the compact crossover market as part of Renault’s new strategy to broaden its SUV lineup. Built on the same Renault B platform as the fourth-generation Clio and Nissan Juke, the Captur shares its engines with the majority of Renault products. The lineup includes a number of small-displacement, three- and four-cylinder, gasoline and diesel units. The crossover is assembled in Spain and Russia, and is sold in several markets throughout Europe and Asia.

Hugely popular in its home country, where it leads the small SUV segment with an 8.7 percent market share, the Captur has received a new limited-edition version for the 2016 model year. It goes by the name Captur Wave, it is based on a comprehensively equipped trim, and it comes with a number of exclusive features inside and out. The Captur Wave also marks the debut of a new drivetrain, which pairs the TCe 120 gasoline engine with a six-speed manual transmission. Previously, this mill was only available with the six-speed automatic gearbox.

The Captur Wave is offered in France only, where Renault is already taking orders for the limited-edition crossover. There is no word as to how many will be built, but we expect it to go out of production by the end of 2016.

Continue reading to learn more about the Renault Captur Wave.

What makes the Renault Captur Wave special

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Like most special-edition models, the Captur Wave sports a number of exterior details you can’t buy with the regular model. Add-ons are rather subtle, but they do a great job at setting the Wave apart from the rest of the Captur lineup. Notable extras include 17-inch, black Explore diamond-effect alloy wheels with blue center caps, the bright blue trim above the side skirts, and the blue wave decals on the side mirrors and roof. The crossover also sports tiny "Wave" badges on the front fenders and Platinum Grey front and rear skid plates. Renault offers four exterior colors for this model. There’s Platinum Grey, Pacifique Blue, Marine Fume Blue, and Pearlescent White. The latter (displayed above) is exclusive to the Captur Wave.

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The interior also received its fair share of attention. Based on the Intens equipment level, it features front door sill protection, premium front and rear carpet mats with embroidered "Captur" lettering, and the Techno Pack, which includes the new R-Link Evolution Multimedia System and a rear parking camera. Exclusive features are available in here as well, starting with the Chrome Frost trim on the center stack and A/C bezels and ending with the specially crafted TEP/fabric upholstery with blue beading and top-stitching.

Under the hood, the Capture Wave can be ordered with any of the engines available with the crossover as of 2016. The lineup includes both gasoline and diesel powerplants that mate to either manual or automatic transmission. The Wave model actually marks the first time Renault is offering the TCe 120 engine with a six-speed manual gearbox.

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Moving over to numbers, the gasoline range begins with the TCe 90, a 0.9-liter three-cylinder rated at 89 horsepower and 100 pound-feet. The second gas engine is the TCe 120, a 1.2-liter four-banger good for 114 horses and 140 pound-feet. Diesel models are equipped with the ubiquitous 1.5-liter dCi rated at either 89 horsepower and 162 pound-feet or 108 horses and 192 pound-feet.

Pricing for the Captur Wave starts from €21,100 (about $23,766) in France, which represents a €4,440 ($4,980) premium over the base model. Renault claims that the limited-edition version will bring customers a saving of 4.1 percent, or €900 ($1,018). The diesel range starts from €23,600 or $26,710 at current exchange rates.

Engine Limited-edition Captur Wave
Energy TCe 90 € 21,100
Energy TCe 120 Manual € 22,000
Energy TCe 120 EDC € 23,400
Energy dCi 90 eco² € 23,600
Energy dCi 90 EDC € 25,000
Energy dCi 110 € 24,800

Renault Captur

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Developed to replace the Modus mini MPV, the Captur is Renault smallest SUV as of 2016 and slots under the Kadjar in the company’s SUV lineup. It is based on the Renault B platform, sharing underpinnings with the fourth-generation Clio and the Nissan Juke. The crossover also shared drivetrains with other Renault-Nissan products, including the 0.9-liter three-cylinder and 1.2-liter four-cylinder units, as well as the highly popular 1.5-liter, four-pot diesel. The Captur has been one of Europe’s best-selling crossovers since its launch in 2013. Its main competitors on the Old Continent are the Nissan Juke and the Dacia Duster.

Read our full review on the Renault Captur here.

Press Release

The Captur is a hugely popular model, selling to the tune of more than 32,000 units in France since the start of the year. The car leads the country’s city SUV segment with an 8.7% share in a fast-growing market.

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The new limited-edition Wave builds on the popularity of the Captur range.

Elegant and sporty, the model features a new exclusive body colour – Pearlescent White. The cabin gets a more upmarket feel with Chrome Frost interior trim and special upholstery with blue top-stitching.

The Captur range also welcomes the addition of the TCe 120 engine mated to a six-speed manual gearbox.

The high-tech limited-edition Captur Wave is available with the Techno Pack, which includes the new R-Link Evolution Multimedia System and a rear parking camera.

The French sales network has started taking orders for the limited-edition Captur Wave.

The Captur continues to enjoy considerable success, taking more than 32,000 sales in France since the start of the year. In an increasingly competitive market environment, the Captur remains the best-selling B-segment SUV in France.

Based on the Intens equipment level, the limited-edition Captur Wave also includes the following exclusive personalisation features and interior and exterior combinations:

Exclusive Pearlescent White body colour in two-tone version with a black roof
17-inch black Explore diamond-effect alloy wheels with blue hub centre caps
Wave badging
Blue roof decals and door mirrors
Platinum Grey front and rear skid plates
Chrome Frost interior trim
Dark-coloured dashboard and front door inserts with blue top-stitching
Special mixed TEP/fabric upholstery with blue beading and top-stitching
Premium front and rear carpet mats with embroidered Captur badging
Front door sill protection

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The Captur now offers the TCe 120 engine together with six-speed manual transmission to round out the range.

The limited-edition Captur Wave is available with a host of high-tech equipment such as the Techno Pack, which includes the R-Link Evolution Multimedia System, a rear parking camera and an electrochromic rear-view mirror.

The car comes in a choice of four body colours, all of which are two-tone with a black roof: Pearlescent White (exclusive to the version), Platinum Grey, Pacifique Blue and Marine Fumé Blue.

With this level of equipment, the limited-edition Captur Wave represents a saving to customers of 4.1%, or €900.

Like the rest of the Captur range, the limited-edition Captur Wave can be fully personalised.

The limited-edition Captur Wave is available with all the engine options in the Captur range to appeal to a broad customer base.

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