Not to mention Dacia already outselling hordes of established rivals, just a few months since its launch. Now it’s the turn of the eagerly-awaited Captur crossover to build on the gains, starting with an impressive set of residual value forecasts from 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.
Showing that its got the substance to back up its undoubted style, CAP believe that the Captur Expression+ 1.5 dCi 90 will hold onto a sizeable 43% 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% over the same period.
The picture is much the same with the petrol-engined versions. Mind you, the expected best-seller, 0.9 TCe 90 three-cylinder turbo, is state-of-the-art. On entry-level Expression a sizeable 41% 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. More information on Renault’s latest addition is available at http://www.renault.co.uk/cars/model/captur/product.aspx.