Impressive residual values forecast for Renault Captur

Following plenty of public and media acclaim for the new Renault Clio and the Renault Zoe, the new Renault Captur is now next in line. The brand new crossover car has been predicted to return impressive residual values in forecasts by the leading provider CAP.

Captur, the French marque's first compact crossover, launches on 1st July, but already its chic looks, frugal engines, high equipment levels, ingenious touches and plethora of personalisation options are proving a winning combination.

Four separate trim levels will be sold for the Renault Captur, starting with Expression and followed by Expression+, Dynamique MediaNav and finally Dynamique S MediaNav.

Proving it has got the substance to back up its stylish looks, CAP believe that the Captur Expression+ 1.5 dCi 90 will hold onto a sizeable 43 per cent of its value over three years/60,000 miles.

Impressively, it matches the current class leader in this respect, the Mini Countryman. It also benefits from one of the lowest depreciation figures in its class, trumping the aforementioned Mini with ease. A Countryman loses up to £17,000, while even the closest priced equivalents to the Renault, typically lose anywhere between £11,000 and £14,000 over the same period. Captur by contrast, is forecast to lose a considerable £4,000 to £6,000 less.

Emphasising the new model's inherent desirability, the likely best-seller, Dynamique MediaNav dCi 90 is forecast to retain 42 per cent over the same period.

The picture is much the same with the petrol-engined versions. Mind you, the expected best-seller, 0.9-litre TCe 90 three-cylinder petrol turbo, is highly rated in the motoring industry. On entry-level Expression a sizeable 41 per cent is predicted to be the norm.

Commenting on the latest Renault to continue the marque's continued upward trend, UK Managing Director, Ken Ramirez, said, "The eagerly anticipated and completely new Renault Captur will soon be in our showrooms throughout the country; expanding our brand's presence into the rapidly expanding compact crossover class. We're delighted that the RV providers, as well as the media and our customers, have recognised its appeal."

The Captur range is already available to order, ahead of its official showroom launch on 1st July 2013. Prices start from only £12,495 on-the-road.

Every specification is available with two 89bhp engines, featuring fuel-saving stop-start engine technology as standard. The engines in question include a 0.9-litre TCe petrol unit and the other is a 1.5-litre dCi diesel unit.

A third engine is available with the Dynamique Media Nav and Dynamique S Media Nav versions of the Captur. They add an 119bhp 1.2-litre TCe petrol engine, which is linked to an Efficient Dual Clutch (EDC) gearbox.

The basic Expression-trim Renault Captur includes some luxury equipment such as 16" alloy wheels, cruise control, a speed limiter and a trip computer.

The Expression+ model, which starts from £14,495, adds more kit including front fog lights, body coloured door mirrors and handles, automatic headlights and climate control.

The Dynamique Media Nav trim begins from £14,995 and it brings more equipment to the Renault Captur. Additions include the MediaNav infotainment system complete with a 7" touchscreen. This feature supports satellite navigation, Bluetooth plus USB and hands-free technology.

You can order the new Captur now from Perrys Renault Dealership based in Aylesbury.