Renault Kaptur 2020 test. Fixing bugs

The Renault Kaptur crossover of the previous generation, which appeared in 2016, although it was, in fact, a converted Duster, still appealed to Russian buyers. Yes, its brutal counterpart sold better - largely due to the price. According to Avtostat, in 2019 Duster was sold in the amount of 36,000 copies, but the handsome brother is not so far behind, during the same period it was purchased in the amount of 25,800 units. At the same time, both Duster and Kaptur entered the top 10 best-selling European brands in the Russian market at the end of the year.

Renault Kaptur 2020 test. Troubleshooting

The new Renault Kaptur, which was introduced to our market this year, is already a co-platform of the Renault Arkana cross-coupe. According to rumors, the new Duster will be released on the same platform. We had a car in the Edition One version for testing, this is the maximum equipment available on the market, with a 150-horsepower engine, a CVT and an all-wheel drive version. The price of such a car is 1,530,000 rubles, and the new Kaptur starts at 1,035,000 rubles.

The appearance of the new generation crossover has not changed much compared to its predecessor, in order to find differences, you need to put two cars side by side and consider everything in detail. If I'm not mistaken, the main external difference of the new model lies in a slightly modified radiator grill, and the top version now flaunts fashionable LED optics, which, by the way, are very decent in terms of their parameters. Otherwise, this is still the same slick body, which from some angles makes the Kaptur look like a regular hatchback, while from others the car looks like a full-fledged crossover. I don’t know, I liked the design of the car, it looks quite modern, and maybe the designers really shouldn’t have changed a good solution yet.

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The interior design has also remained virtually unchanged, but the manufacturer has put things in order in the randomly scattered controls, arranging them more thoughtfully. On the move, only a new media system catches the eye, if we are talking about expensive trim levels, and finally a comfortable armrest that was so lacking in its predecessor. Visually, everything in the interior of the new Kaptur looks nice, the manufacturer tried and made the buyer “love” the car with his eyes. But you start to feel the interior and you understand that it still belongs to the budget segment, the plastic is all simple and oak, the upholstery of the seats made of artificial leather is rough, and now fashionable glossy plastic inserts only collect dust and prints, although, of course, they visually make the interior more attractive . The manufacturer decided to add a little “premium” to the Kaptur interior, sheathed the central tunnel on the passenger side with artificial leather and added small pieces of atmospheric lighting, the color of which can be selected from the settings menu. Of course, it looks interesting, but how much the buyer of such a car needs is another question. Returning to the materials, you can grumble as much as you like and say that the manufacturer could use better plastic, but it is worth considering that then the final price of the car would increase even more and it would move into a completely different category. And it’s so visually beautiful, it’s not disgusting to the touch, it’s not fragile, well, that’s all, we sat down and drove off.

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In terms of landing, the car is not bad, plus the new model has a steering wheel adjustment for reach, which was so lacking in its predecessor, so you can get almost comfortable. The chairs are soft, but have a normal profile and good lateral support, although after a few hours you still want to get out and stretch in them. There are complaints about the review, the A-pillars are too wide and have a strong slope, so it is easy not to notice a pedestrian or another car behind them.

By myself, with a height of 187 cm, I squeeze through with difficulty, my knees rest against the back of the driver's seat, and although there is a recess under the upholstery, it is not very comfortable to sit, but at least there is enough legroom below. You can’t put a child behind me either, he will rest his feet on the back, so the only option is to put a child seat behind the front passenger, who, however, will have to make room a little. Isofix mounts are located along the edges of the rear sofa, they are hidden between the pillows, which makes it difficult to install the chair. Two armchairs fit into the Kaptur without problems, but it is clear that no one will sit between them, it will be difficult to place even a bulky bag there.

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For the comfort of passengers of the new Kaptur on frosty days, the car has heated front seats and separate heating of the rear sofa. It also provides for a heated steering wheel with a not very conveniently located button on the console to the left of the steering wheel and a heated windshield, the button of which is located in the block in the center of the front panel. Interestingly, the heating filaments are practically invisible on the Renault Kaptur windshield, but in the sun they can give a strange overflow, which distracts a little from the road.

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The climate control in the car is single-zone, and the temperature is regulated with a large knob - it’s convenient, but the adjustment step is only 1 degree. The climate system works well in automatic mode, but from time to time you still have to turn down a little, then, on the contrary, increase the temperature in the cabin.

Renault Kaptur 2020 test. Troubleshooting

The trunk in the new Renault Kaptur does not differ from that in its predecessor, all the same 387 liters. By folding separately the backs of the rear sofa from the passenger compartment, which form a small hill, you can already get a decent 1200 liters of usable space. Hidden under the floor is a tapered 16-inch spare tire. There is no electric drive for the tailgate, even in the maximum configuration everything must be done manually.

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The media system installed in the new Renault Kaptur is familiar to us from Arkana, it is EASY LINK with an 8-inch low-resolution IPS touch screen. In the Captur system, the standard navigation was cut out, some car settings and touch-sensitive shortcut keys were removed, but in fact it has not changed. Three desktops are available for the user, on which he can arrange widgets of three available sizes at his own discretion. System updates are available online, eliminating the need to visit a dealer for this procedure. The advantage of EASY LINK is the support of three platforms at once: Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and Yandex.Auto. The first two work without question in their usual mode, the Yandex system gives us access only to Yandex.Navigator, but in fact it simply duplicates this application from a smartphone in a slightly modified version and does not allow us to use the gadget during its work. In general, I did not find any differences in the operation of Yandex.Auto in Kaptur, the system still crashes if you minimize the screen on a smartphone, and from the visible differences I saw that not only Renault, but also Nissan began to support it. You can find the full Yandex.Auto test on our website:

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For recharging devices in the front of the cabin, only one USB-A is available, and it is displayed to the right of the media system display, so that the wire will always hang in front of you. It is worth noting that in the car there is no Travel Agents & Tours in Ashanti convenient niche for a modern smartphone , which is located at the bottom of the central panel, is only suitable for a tiny phone, and a device of ordinary size can only be placed there perpendicularly, leaning it on the side. But for the rear passengers, two USB-A are already available, and by connecting the wire, both the driver and the front passenger can safely use them, as they are located on the back of the front armrest. Modern gadgets are charged from the on-board network of the car not too quickly, but still the charge goes even on the device under load.

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Connecting smartphones to the car via Bluetooth is seamless, and the connection is always stable. The speakerphone works well, but the sensitivity of the microphone is a bit lacking, sometimes you still have to speak a little louder than usual so that the interlocutor can hear you.

The new Renault Kaptur is not rich in a set of electronic driver assistants, but there are still useful options here. So, the car has a simple cruise control with control buttons on the steering wheel and, of course, a speed limiter. There is a blind spot monitoring system, it is activated by a separate button to the left of the steering wheel and warns the driver with a light indication in the far corner of the mirrors. This system is useful in Kaptur as the mirrors are quite small and do not give a complete view. And also in the novelty there is a circular view camera with a good quality picture, but not giving a composite image, but only allowing you to change angles one by one. In general, coupled with rear parking sensors, it becomes much easier to maneuver in a parking lot in a car with cameras.

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The dashboard of the new Renault Kaptur was inherited from its predecessor, but on the whole it is successful and, probably, nothing should have been changed in it. So, we have a large digital speedometer in the center, the data from which is perfectly readable both in the bright sun and at night, and the usual analog tachometer is located on the left. Above the speedometer is a small digital display, which displays information from the on-board computer, as well as data on the operation of the cruise control.

Renault Kaptur 2020 test. Troubleshooting

In Russia, the new Renault Kaptur is available with two gasoline engines, this is the old 1.6-liter engine with 116 hp. and the new 1.3 liter TCe 150 turbocharged with 150 hp. Vehicle options are available with a 5-speed manual transmission or with an X-Tronic CVT, as well as with front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. The main change in the novelty is the use of electric power steering, now the “steering wheel” has become easy, and you can turn it with one finger even in the parking lot, and off-road it does not break out of your hands. But here at speed there is a lack of effort on the steering wheel, in turns you scour in search of the necessary trajectory. Over time, of course, you get used to it, but in the early days there is clearly not enough feedback at speed. Speaking of shortcomings, it is worth noting the brakes, they were inherited from the previous model, front disc and rear drums, so it’s better to slow down at speed in advance, to be sure. But for what I want to praise the developers, this is for a bunch of a new engine and a variator, it is tuned almost perfectly. The continuously variable automatic transmission correctly and quickly shifts virtual gears, works without jerks (only when cold) and does not spin the engine at maximum speed, as, for example, in the updated Mitsubishi ASX. The Kaptur picks up already from the bottom, and the engine power is enough for a calm overtaking on the track. True, the consumption of the new turbocharged engine is not to say that it is small, with the declared 7.4 liters per 100 km in mixed mode, I could not get less than 9.8 liters per hundred, and usually the consumption even exceeded 10 liters.

In terms of comfort, the car is not bad, it has an omnivorous suspension, which handles medium and large bumps very gently, and in the cabin only rides on small ledges and pits with sharp edges are given. But with worse sound insulation, tire noise is clearly audible, not critical, but still, but at least there is very little aerodynamic noise. Thanks to a ground clearance of 205 mm and an all-wheel drive system, the new Renault Kaptur can also be driven on light off-road, the car goes off-road confidently.

Renault Kaptur 2020 test. Troubleshooting

In general, the 2020 Renault Kaptur is a good work on the bugs, the manufacturer took into account all the comments of the users of the previous model and eliminated them in the new product. They would also do something with the brakes and modify the electric booster, and it would be absolutely wonderful.

As I said at the beginning of the material, the model starts in our market at 1,035,000 rubles and is available in five trim levels, by the way, in three of them you can choose a car in a two-tone version. The maximum equipment costs already 1.5 million, but I think the new Renault Kaptur 2020 will be purchased for the most part in the price range of 1.2-1.3 million rubles, where you can choose between rich equipment or a new all-wheel drive engine.

Renault Kaptur 2020 test. Fixing bugs

The Renault Kaptur crossover of the previous generation, which appeared in 2016, although it was, in fact, a converted Duster, still appealed to Russian buyers. Yes, its brutal counterpart sold better - largely due to the price. According to Avtostat, in 2019 Duster was sold in the amount of 36,000 copies, but the handsome brother is not so far behind, during the same period it was purchased in the amount of 25,800 units. At the same time, both Duster and Kaptur entered the top 10 best-selling European brands in the Russian market at the end of the year.

Renault Kaptur 2020 test. Troubleshooting

The new Renault Kaptur, which was introduced to our market this year, is already a co-platform of the Renault Arkana cross-coupe. According to rumors, the new Duster will also be released on the same platform. We had a car in the Edition One version for testing, this is the maximum equipment available on the market, with a 150-horsepower engine, a CVT and an all-wheel drive version. The price of such a car is 1,530,000 rubles, and the new Kaptur starts at 1,035,000 rubles.

The appearance of the new generation crossover has not changed much compared to its predecessor, in order to find differences, you need to put two cars side by side and consider everything in detail. If I'm not mistaken, the main external difference of the new model lies in a slightly modified radiator grill, and the top version now flaunts fashionable LED optics, which, by the way, are very decent in terms of their parameters. Otherwise, this is still the same slick body, which from some angles makes the Kaptur look like a regular hatchback, while from others the car looks like a full-fledged crossover. I don’t know, I liked the design of the car, it looks quite modern, and maybe the designers really shouldn’t have changed a good solution yet.

Renault Kaptur 2020 test. Troubleshooting Renault Kaptur 2020 test . Working on bugs Renault Kaptur 2020 test. Fixing bugs

The interior design has also remained virtually unchanged, but the manufacturer has put things in order in the randomly scattered controls, arranging them more thoughtfully. On the move, only a new media system catches the eye, if we are talking about expensive trim levels, and finally a comfortable armrest that was so lacking in its predecessor. Visually, everything in the interior of the new Kaptur looks nice, the manufacturer tried and made the buyer “love” the car with his eyes. But you start to feel the interior and you understand that it still belongs to the budget segment, the plastic is all simple and oak, the upholstery of the seats made of artificial leather is rough, and now fashionable glossy plastic inserts only collect dust and prints, although, of course, they visually make the interior more attractive . The manufacturer decided to add a little “premium” to the Kaptur interior, sheathed the central tunnel on the passenger side with artificial leather and added small pieces of atmospheric lighting, the color of which can be selected from the settings menu. Of course, it looks interesting, but how much the buyer of such a car needs is another question. Returning to the materials, you can grumble as much as you like and say that the manufacturer could use better plastic, but it is worth considering that then the final price of the car would increase even more and it would move into a completely different category. And it’s so visually beautiful, it’s not disgusting to the touch, it’s not fragile, well, that’s all, we sat down and drove off.

Renault Kaptur 2020 test. Troubleshooting Renault Kaptur 2020 test . Troubleshooting

In terms of landing, the car is not bad, plus the new model has a steering wheel adjustment for reach, which was so lacking in its predecessor, so you can get almost comfortable. The chairs are soft, but have a normal profile and good lateral support, although after a few hours you still want to get out and stretch in them. There are complaints about the review, the A-pillars are too wide and have a strong slope, so it is easy not to notice a pedestrian or another car behind them.

By myself, with a height of 187 cm, I squeeze through with difficulty, my knees rest against the back of the driver's seat, and although there is a recess under the upholstery, it is not very comfortable to sit, but at least there is enough legroom below. You can’t put a child behind me either, he will rest his feet on the back, so the only option is to put a child seat behind the front passenger, who, however, will have to make room a little. Isofix mounts are located along the edges of the rear sofa, they are hidden between the pillows, which makes it difficult to install the chair. Two armchairs fit into the Kaptur without problems, but it is clear that no one will sit between them, it will be difficult to place even a bulky bag there.

Renault Kaptur 2020 test. Troubleshooting Renault Kaptur 2020 test . Working on bugs Renault Kaptur 2020 test. Fixing bugs

For the comfort of passengers of the new Kaptur on frosty days, the car has heated front seats and separate heating of the rear sofa. It also provides for a heated steering wheel with a not very conveniently located button on the console to the left of the steering wheel and a heated windshield, the button of which is located in the block in the center of the front panel. Interestingly, the heating filaments are practically invisible on the Renault Kaptur windshield, but in the sun they can give a strange overflow, which distracts a little from the road.

Renault Kaptur 2020 test. Troubleshooting Renault Kaptur 2020 test . Troubleshooting Renault Kaptur 2020 test. Fixing bugs

The climate control in the car is single-zone, and the temperature is regulated with a large knob - it’s convenient, but the adjustment step is only 1 degree. The climate system works well in automatic mode, but from time to time you still have to turn down a little, then, on the contrary, increase the temperature in the cabin.

Renault Kaptur 2020 test. Troubleshooting

The trunk in the new Renault Kaptur does not differ from that in its predecessor, all the same 387 liters. By folding separately the backs of the rear sofa from the passenger compartment, which form a small hill, you can already get a decent 1200 liters of usable space. Hidden under the floor is a tapered 16-inch spare tire. There is no electric drive for the tailgate, even in the maximum configuration everything must be done manually.

Renault Kaptur 2020 test. Troubleshooting Renault Kaptur 2020 test . Troubleshooting

The media system installed in the new Renault Kaptur is familiar to us from Arkana, it is EASY LINK with an 8-inch low-resolution IPS touch screen. In the Captur system, the standard navigation was cut out, some car settings and touch-sensitive shortcut keys were removed, but in fact it has not changed. Three desktops are available for the user, on which he can arrange widgets of three available sizes at his own discretion. System updates are available online, eliminating the need to visit a dealer for this procedure. The advantage of EASY LINK is the support of three platforms at once: Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and Yandex.Auto. The first two work without question in their usual mode, the Yandex system gives us access only to Yandex.Navigator, but in fact it simply duplicates this application from a smartphone in a slightly modified version and does not allow us to use the gadget during its work. In general, I did not find any differences in the operation of Yandex.Auto in Kaptur, the system still crashes if you minimize the screen on a smartphone, and from the visible differences I saw that not only Renault, but also Nissan began to support it. You can find the full Yandex.Auto test on our website:

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For recharging devices in the front of the cabin, only one USB-A is available, and it is displayed to the right of the media system display, so that the wire will always hang in front of you. It is worth noting that in the car there is no Travel Agents & Tours in Ashanti convenient niche for a modern smartphone , which is located at the bottom of the central panel, is only suitable for a tiny phone, and a device of ordinary size can only be placed there perpendicularly, leaning it on the side. But for the rear passengers, two USB-A are already available, and by connecting the wire, both the driver and the front passenger can safely use them, as they are located on the back of the front armrest. Modern gadgets are charged from the on-board network of the car not too quickly, but still the charge goes even on the device under load.

Renault Kaptur 2020 test. Troubleshooting Renault Kaptur 2020 test . Troubleshooting

Connecting smartphones to the car via Bluetooth is seamless, and the connection is always stable. The speakerphone works well, but the sensitivity of the microphone is a bit lacking, sometimes you still have to speak a little louder than usual so that the interlocutor can hear you.

The new Renault Kaptur is not rich in a set of electronic driver assistants, but there are still useful options here. So, the car has a simple cruise control with control buttons on the steering wheel and, of course, a speed limiter. There is a blind spot monitoring system, it is activated by a separate button to the left of the steering wheel and warns the driver with a light indication in the far corner of the mirrors. This system is useful in Kaptur as the mirrors are quite small and do not give a complete view. And also in the novelty there is a circular view camera with a good quality picture, but not giving a composite image, but only allowing you to change angles one by one. In general, coupled with rear parking sensors, it becomes much easier to maneuver in a parking lot in a car with cameras.

Renault Kaptur 2020 test. Troubleshooting Renault Kaptur 2020 test . Troubleshooting Renault Kaptur 2020 test. Troubleshooting Renault Kaptur 2020 test. Troubleshooting Renault Kaptur 2020 test. Fixing bugs

The dashboard of the new Renault Kaptur was inherited from its predecessor, but on the whole it is successful and, probably, nothing should have been changed in it. So, we have a large digital speedometer in the center, the data from which is perfectly readable both in the bright sun and at night, and the usual analog tachometer is located on the left. Above the speedometer is a small digital display, which displays information from the on-board computer, as well as data on the operation of the cruise control.

Renault Kaptur 2020 test. Troubleshooting

In Russia, the new Renault Kaptur is available with two gasoline engines, this is the old 1.6-liter engine with 116 hp. and the new 1.3 liter TCe 150 turbocharged with 150 hp. Vehicle options are available with a 5-speed manual transmission or with an X-Tronic CVT, as well as with front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. The main change in the novelty is the use of electric power steering, now the “steering wheel” has become easy, and you can turn it with one finger even in the parking lot, and off-road it does not break out of your hands. But here at speed there is a lack of effort on the steering wheel, in turns you scour in search of the necessary trajectory. Over time, of course, you get used to it, but in the early days there is clearly not enough feedback at speed. Speaking of shortcomings, it is worth noting the brakes, they were inherited from the previous model, front disc and rear drums, so it’s better to slow down at speed in advance, to be sure. But for what I want to praise the developers, this is for a bunch of a new engine and a variator, it is tuned almost perfectly. The continuously variable automatic transmission correctly and quickly shifts virtual gears, works without jerks (only when cold) and does not spin the engine at maximum speed, as, for example, in the updated Mitsubishi ASX. The Kaptur picks up already from the bottom, and the engine power is enough for a calm overtaking on the track. True, the consumption of the new turbocharged engine is not to say that it is small, with the declared 7.4 liters per 100 km in mixed mode, I could not get less than 9.8 liters per hundred, and usually the consumption even exceeded 10 liters.

In terms of comfort, the car is not bad, it has an omnivorous suspension, which handles medium and large bumps very gently, and in the cabin only rides on small ledges and pits with sharp edges are given. But with worse sound insulation, tire noise is clearly audible, not critical, but still, but at least there is very little aerodynamic noise. Thanks to a ground clearance of 205 mm and an all-wheel drive system, the new Renault Kaptur can also be driven on light off-road, the car goes off-road confidently.

Renault Kaptur 2020 test. Troubleshooting

In general, the 2020 Renault Kaptur is a good work on the bugs, the manufacturer took into account all the comments of the users of the previous model and eliminated them in the new product. They would also do something with the brakes and modify the electric booster, and it would be absolutely wonderful.

As I said at the beginning of the material, the model starts in our market at 1,035,000 rubles and is available in five trim levels, by the way, in three of them you can choose a car in a two-tone version. The maximum equipment costs already 1.5 million, but I think the new Renault Kaptur 2020 will be purchased for the most part in the price range of 1.2-1.3 million rubles, where you can choose between rich equipment or a new all-wheel drive engine.

Renault Kaptur 2020 test. Fixing bugs

The Renault Kaptur crossover of the previous generation, which appeared in 2016, although it was, in fact, a converted Duster, still appealed to Russian buyers. Yes, its brutal counterpart sold better - largely due to the price. According to Avtostat, in 2019 Duster was sold in the amount of 36,000 copies, but the handsome brother is not so far behind, during the same period it was purchased in the amount of 25,800 units. At the same time, both Duster and Kaptur entered the top 10 best-selling European brands in the Russian market at the end of the year.

Renault Kaptur 2020 test. Troubleshooting

The new Renault Kaptur, which was introduced to our market this year, is already a co-platform of the Renault Arkana cross-coupe. According to rumors, the new Duster will be released on the same platform. We had a car in the Edition One version for testing, this is the maximum equipment available on the market, with a 150-horsepower engine, a CVT and an all-wheel drive version. The price of such a car is 1,530,000 rubles, and the new Kaptur starts at 1,035,000 rubles.

The appearance of the new generation crossover has not changed much compared to its predecessor, in order to find differences, you need to put two cars side by side and consider everything in detail. If I'm not mistaken, the main external difference of the new model lies in a slightly modified radiator grill, and the top version now flaunts fashionable LED optics, which, by the way, are very decent in terms of their parameters. Otherwise, this is still the same slick body, which from some angles makes the Kaptur look like a regular hatchback, while from others the car looks like a full-fledged crossover. I don’t know, I liked the design of the car, it looks quite modern, and maybe the designers really shouldn’t have changed a good solution yet.

Renault Kaptur 2020 test. Troubleshooting Renault Kaptur 2020 test . Working on bugs Renault Kaptur 2020 test. Fixing bugs

The interior design has also remained virtually unchanged, but the manufacturer has put things in order in the randomly scattered controls, arranging them more thoughtfully. On the move, only a new media system catches the eye, if we are talking about expensive trim levels, and finally a comfortable armrest that was so lacking in its predecessor. Visually, everything in the interior of the new Kaptur looks nice, the manufacturer tried and made the buyer “love” the car with his eyes. But you start to feel the interior and you understand that it still belongs to the budget segment, the plastic is all simple and oak, the upholstery of the seats made of artificial leather is rough, and now fashionable glossy plastic inserts only collect dust and prints, although, of course, they visually make the interior more attractive . The manufacturer decided to add a little “premium” to the Kaptur interior, sheathed the central tunnel on the passenger side with artificial leather and added small pieces of atmospheric lighting, the color of which can be selected from the settings menu. Of course, it looks interesting, but how much the buyer of such a car needs is another question. Returning to the materials, you can grumble as much as you like and say that the manufacturer could use better plastic, but it is worth considering that then the final price of the car would increase even more and it would move into a completely different category. And it’s so visually beautiful, it’s not disgusting to the touch, it’s not fragile, well, that’s all, we sat down and drove off.

Renault Kaptur 2020 test. Troubleshooting Renault Kaptur 2020 test . Troubleshooting

In terms of landing, the car is not bad, plus the new model has a steering wheel adjustment for reach, which was so lacking in its predecessor, so you can get almost comfortable. The chairs are soft, but have a normal profile and good lateral support, although after a few hours you still want to get out and stretch in them. There are complaints about the review, the A-pillars are too wide and have a strong slope, so it is easy not to notice a pedestrian or another car behind them.

By myself, with a height of 187 cm, I squeeze through with difficulty, my knees rest against the back of the driver's seat, and although there is a recess under the upholstery, it is not very comfortable to sit, but at least there is enough legroom below. You can’t put a child behind me either, he will rest his feet on the back, so the only option is to put a child seat behind the front passenger, who, however, will have to make room a little. Isofix mounts are located along the edges of the rear sofa, they are hidden between the pillows, which makes it difficult to install the chair. Two armchairs fit into the Kaptur without problems, but it is clear that no one will sit between them, it will be difficult to place even a bulky bag there.

Renault Kaptur 2020 test. Troubleshooting Renault Kaptur 2020 test . Working on bugs Renault Kaptur 2020 test. Fixing bugs

For the comfort of passengers of the new Kaptur on frosty days, the car has heated front seats and separate heating of the rear sofa. It also provides for a heated steering wheel with a not very conveniently located button on the console to the left of the steering wheel and a heated windshield, the button of which is located in the block in the center of the front panel. Interestingly, the heating filaments are practically invisible on the Renault Kaptur windshield, but in the sun they can give a strange overflow, which distracts a little from the road.

Renault Kaptur 2020 test. Troubleshooting Renault Kaptur 2020 test . Troubleshooting Renault Kaptur 2020 test. Fixing bugs

The climate control in the car is single-zone, and the temperature is regulated with a large knob - it’s convenient, but the adjustment step is only 1 degree. The climate system works well in automatic mode, but from time to time you still have to turn down a little, then, on the contrary, increase the temperature in the cabin.

Renault Kaptur 2020 test. Troubleshooting

The trunk in the new Renault Kaptur does not differ from that in its predecessor, all the same 387 liters. By folding separately the backs of the rear sofa from the passenger compartment, which form a small hill, you can already get a decent 1200 liters of usable space. Hidden under the floor is a tapered 16-inch spare tire. There is no electric drive for the tailgate, even in the maximum configuration everything must be done manually.

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The media system installed in the new Renault Kaptur is familiar to us from Arkana, it is EASY LINK with an 8-inch low-resolution IPS touch screen. In the Captur system, the standard navigation was cut out, some car settings and touch-sensitive shortcut keys were removed, but in fact it has not changed. Three desktops are available for the user, on which he can arrange widgets of three available sizes at his own discretion. System updates are available online, eliminating the need to visit a dealer for this procedure. The advantage of EASY LINK is the support of three platforms at once: Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and Yandex.Auto. The first two work without question in their usual mode, the Yandex system gives us access only to Yandex.Navigator, but in fact it simply duplicates this application from a smartphone in a slightly modified version and does not allow us to use the gadget during its work. In general, I did not find any differences in the operation of Yandex.Auto in Kaptur, the system still crashes if you minimize the screen on a smartphone, and from the visible differences I saw that not only Renault, but also Nissan began to support it. You can find the full Yandex.Auto test on our website:

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For recharging devices in the front of the cabin, only one USB-A is available, and it is displayed to the right of the media system display, so that the wire will always hang in front of you. It is worth noting that in the car there is no Travel Agents & Tours in Ashanti convenient niche for a modern smartphone , which is located at the bottom of the central panel, is only suitable for a tiny phone, and a device of ordinary size can only be placed there perpendicularly, leaning it on the side. But for the rear passengers, two USB-A are already available, and by connecting the wire, both the driver and the front passenger can safely use them, as they are located on the back of the front armrest. Modern gadgets are charged from the on-board network of the car not too quickly, but still the charge goes even on the device under load.

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Connecting smartphones to the car via Bluetooth is seamless, and the connection is always stable. The speakerphone works well, but the sensitivity of the microphone is a bit lacking, sometimes you still have to speak a little louder than usual so that the interlocutor can hear you.

The new Renault Kaptur is not rich in a set of electronic driver assistants, but there are still useful options here. So, the car has a simple cruise control with control buttons on the steering wheel and, of course, a speed limiter. There is a blind spot monitoring system, it is activated by a separate button to the left of the steering wheel and warns the driver with a light indication in the far corner of the mirrors. This system is useful in Kaptur as the mirrors are quite small and do not give a complete view. And also in the novelty there is a circular view camera with a good quality picture, but not giving a composite image, but only allowing you to change angles one by one. In general, coupled with rear parking sensors, it becomes much easier to maneuver in a parking lot in a car with cameras.

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The dashboard of the new Renault Kaptur was inherited from its predecessor, but on the whole it is successful and, probably, nothing should have been changed in it. So, we have a large digital speedometer in the center, the data from which is perfectly readable both in the bright sun and at night, and the usual analog tachometer is located on the left. Above the speedometer is a small digital display, which displays information from the on-board computer, as well as data on the operation of the cruise control.

Renault Kaptur 2020 test. Troubleshooting

In Russia, the new Renault Kaptur is available with two gasoline engines, this is the old 1.6-liter engine with 116 hp. and the new 1.3 liter TCe 150 turbocharged with 150 hp. Vehicle options are available with a 5-speed manual transmission or with an X-Tronic CVT, as well as with front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. The main change in the novelty is the use of electric power steering, now the “steering wheel” has become easy, and you can turn it with one finger even in the parking lot, and off-road it does not break out of your hands. But here at speed there is a lack of effort on the steering wheel, in turns you scour in search of the necessary trajectory. Over time, of course, you get used to it, but in the early days there is clearly not enough feedback at speed. Speaking of shortcomings, it is worth noting the brakes, they were inherited from the previous model, front disc and rear drums, so it’s better to slow down at speed in advance, to be sure. But for what I want to praise the developers, this is for a bunch of a new engine and a variator, it is tuned almost perfectly. The continuously variable automatic transmission correctly and quickly shifts virtual gears, works without jerks (only when cold) and does not spin the engine at maximum speed, as, for example, in the updated Mitsubishi ASX. The Kaptur picks up already from the bottom, and the engine power is enough for a calm overtaking on the track. True, the consumption of the new turbocharged engine is not to say that it is small, with the declared 7.4 liters per 100 km in mixed mode, I could not get less than 9.8 liters per hundred, and usually the consumption even exceeded 10 liters.

In terms of comfort, the car is not bad, it has an omnivorous suspension, which handles medium and large bumps very gently, and in the cabin only rides on small ledges and pits with sharp edges are given. But with worse sound insulation, tire noise is clearly audible, not critical, but still, but at least there is very little aerodynamic noise. Thanks to a ground clearance of 205 mm and an all-wheel drive system, the new Renault Kaptur can also be driven on light off-road, the car goes off-road confidently.

Renault Kaptur 2020 test. Troubleshooting

In general, the 2020 Renault Kaptur is a good work on the bugs, the manufacturer took into account all the comments of the users of the previous model and eliminated them in the new product. They would also do something with the brakes and modify the electric booster, and it would be absolutely wonderful.

As I said at the beginning of the material, the model starts in our market at 1,035,000 rubles and is available in five trim levels, by the way, in three of them you can choose a car in a two-tone version. The maximum equipment costs already 1.5 million, but I think the new Renault Kaptur 2020 will be purchased for the most part in the price range of 1.2-1.3 million rubles, where you can choose between rich equipment or a new all-wheel drive engine.

Renault Kaptur 2020 test. Fixing bugs

The Renault Kaptur crossover of the previous generation, which appeared in 2016, although it was, in fact, a converted Duster, still appealed to Russian buyers. Yes, its brutal counterpart sold better - largely due to the price. According to Avtostat, in 2019 Duster was sold in the amount of 36,000 copies, but the handsome brother is not so far behind, during the same period it was purchased in the amount of 25,800 units. At the same time, both Duster and Kaptur entered the top 10 best-selling European brands in the Russian market at the end of the year.

The new Renault Kaptur, which was introduced to our market this year, is already a co-platform of the Renault Arkana cross-coupe. According to rumors, the new Duster will also be released on the same platform. We had a car in the Edition One version for testing, this is the maximum equipment available on the market, with a 150-horsepower engine, a CVT and an all-wheel drive version. The price of such a car is 1,530,000 rubles, and the new Kaptur starts at 1,035,000 rubles.

The appearance of the new generation crossover has not changed much compared to its predecessor, in order to find differences, you need to put two cars side by side and consider everything in detail. If I'm not mistaken, the main external difference of the new model lies in a slightly modified radiator grill, and the top version now flaunts fashionable LED optics, which, by the way, are very decent in terms of their parameters. Otherwise, this is still the same slick body, which from some angles makes the Kaptur look like a regular hatchback, while from others the car looks like a full-fledged crossover. I don’t know, I liked the design of the car, it looks quite modern, and maybe the designers really shouldn’t have changed a good solution yet.

The interior design has also remained virtually unchanged, but the manufacturer has put things in order in the randomly scattered controls, arranging them more thoughtfully. On the move, only a new media system catches the eye, if we are talking about expensive trim levels, and finally a comfortable armrest that was so lacking in its predecessor. Visually, everything in the interior of the new Kaptur looks nice, the manufacturer tried and made the buyer “love” the car with his eyes. But you start to feel the interior and you understand that it still belongs to the budget segment, the plastic is all simple and oak, the upholstery of the seats made of artificial leather is rough, and now fashionable glossy plastic inserts only collect dust and prints, although, of course, they visually make the interior more attractive .The manufacturer decided to add a little “premium” to the Kaptur interior, sheathed the central tunnel on the passenger side with artificial leather and added small pieces of atmospheric lighting, the color of which can be selected from the settings menu. Of course, it looks interesting, but how much the buyer of such a car needs is another question. Returning to the materials, you can grumble as much as you like and say that the manufacturer could use better plastic, but it is worth considering that then the final price of the car would increase even more and it would move into a completely different category. And it’s so visually beautiful, it’s not disgusting to the touch, it’s not fragile, well, that’s all, we sat down and drove off.

In terms of landing, the car is not bad, plus the new model has a steering wheel adjustment for reach, which was so lacking in its predecessor, so you can get almost comfortable. The chairs are soft, but have a normal profile and good lateral support, although after a few hours you still want to get out and stretch in them. There are complaints about the review, the A-pillars are too wide and have a strong slope, so it is easy not to notice a pedestrian or another car behind them.

By myself, with a height of 187 cm, I squeeze through with difficulty, my knees rest against the back of the driver's seat, and although there is a recess under the upholstery, it is not very comfortable to sit, but at least there is enough legroom below. You can’t put a child behind me either, he will rest his feet on the back, so the only option is to put a child seat behind the front passenger, who, however, will have to make room a little. Isofix mounts are located along the edges of the rear sofa, they are hidden between the pillows, which makes it difficult to install the chair. Two armchairs fit into the Kaptur without problems, but it is clear that no one will sit between them, it will be difficult to place even a bulky bag there.

For the comfort of passengers of the new Kaptur on frosty days, the car has heated front seats and separate heating of the rear sofa. It also provides for a heated steering wheel with a not very conveniently located button on the console to the left of the steering wheel and a heated windshield, the button of which is located in the block in the center of the front panel. Interestingly, the heating filaments are practically invisible on the Renault Kaptur windshield, but in the sun they can give a strange overflow, which distracts a little from the road.

The climate control in the car is single-zone, and the temperature is regulated with a large knob - it’s convenient, but the adjustment step is only 1 degree. The climate system works well in automatic mode, but from time to time you still have to turn down a little, then, on the contrary, increase the temperature in the cabin.

The trunk in the new Renault Kaptur does not differ from that in its predecessor, all the same 387 liters. By folding separately the backs of the rear sofa from the passenger compartment, which form a small hill, you can already get a decent 1200 liters of usable space. Hidden under the floor is a tapered 16-inch spare tire. There is no electric drive for the tailgate, even in the maximum configuration everything must be done manually.

The media system installed in the new Renault Kaptur is familiar to us from Arkana, it is EASY LINK with an 8-inch low-resolution IPS touch screen. In the Captur system, the standard navigation was cut out, some car settings and touch-sensitive shortcut keys were removed, but in fact it has not changed. Three desktops are available for the user, on which he can arrange widgets of three available sizes at his own discretion. System updates are available online, eliminating the need to visit a dealer for this procedure. The advantage of EASY LINK is the support of three platforms at once: Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and Yandex.Auto. The first two work without question in their usual mode, the Yandex system gives us access only to Yandex.Navigator, but in fact it simply duplicates this application from a smartphone in a slightly modified version and does not allow us to use the gadget during its work. In general, I did not find any differences in the operation of Yandex.Auto in Kaptur, the system still crashes if you minimize the screen on a smartphone, and from the visible differences I saw that not only Renault, but also Nissan began to support it. You can find the full Yandex.Auto test on our website:

For recharging devices in the front of the cabin, only one USB-A is available, and it is displayed to the right of the media system display, so that the wire will always hang in front of you. It is worth noting that the car does not have a convenient niche for a modern smartphone, the one located at the bottom of the central panel is only suitable for a tiny phone, and a device of ordinary size can only be placed there perpendicularly, leaning it on the side. But for the rear passengers, two USB-A are already available, and by connecting the wire, both the driver and the front passenger can safely use them, as they are located on the back of the front armrest. Modern gadgets are charged from the on-board network of the car not too quickly, but still the charge goes even on the device under load.

For recharging devices in the front of the cabin, only one USB-A is available, and it is displayed to the right of the media system display, so that the wire will always hang in front of you. It should be noted that the car does not Travel Agents & Tours in Ashanti Travel Agents & Tours in Ashanti convenient niche for a modern smartphone, the one located at the bottom of the central panel is only suitable for a tiny phone, and a device of ordinary size can only be placed there perpendicularly, leaning it on the side. But for the rear passengers, two USB-A are already available, and by connecting the wire, both the driver and the front passenger can safely use them, as they are located on the back of the front armrest. Modern gadgets are charged from the car's on-board network not too quickly, but still the charge goes even on the device under load.

Connecting smartphones to the car via Bluetooth is seamless, and the connection is always stable. The speakerphone works well, but the sensitivity of the microphone is a bit lacking, sometimes you still have to speak a little louder than usual so that the interlocutor can hear you.

The new Renault Kaptur is not rich in a set of electronic driver assistants, but there are still useful options here. So, the car has a simple cruise control with control buttons on the steering wheel and, of course, a speed limiter. There is a blind spot monitoring system, it is activated by a separate button to the left of the steering wheel and warns the driver with a light indication in the far corner of the mirrors. This system is useful in Kaptur as the mirrors are quite small and do not give a complete view. And also in the novelty there is a circular view camera with a good quality picture, but not giving a composite image, but only allowing you to change angles one by one. In general, coupled with rear parking sensors, it becomes much easier to maneuver in a parking lot in a car with cameras.

The dashboard of the new Renault Kaptur was inherited from its predecessor, but on the whole it is successful and, probably, nothing should have been changed in it. So, we have a large digital speedometer in the center, the data from which is perfectly readable both in the bright sun and at night, and the usual analog tachometer is located on the left. Above the speedometer is a small digital display, which displays information from the on-board computer, as well as data on the operation of the cruise control.

In Russia, the new Renault Kaptur is available with two gasoline engines, this is the old 1.6-liter engine with 116 hp. and the new 1.3 liter TCe 150 turbocharged with 150 hp. Vehicle options are available with a 5-speed manual transmission or with an X-Tronic CVT, as well as with front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. The main change in the novelty is the use of electric power steering, now the “steering wheel” has become easy, and you can turn it with one finger even in the parking lot, and off-road it does not break out of your hands. But here at speed there is a lack of effort on the steering wheel, in turns you scour in search of the necessary trajectory. Over time, of course, you get used to it, but in the early days there is clearly not enough feedback at speed. Speaking of shortcomings, it is worth noting the brakes, they were inherited from the previous model, front disc and rear drums, so it’s better to slow down at speed in advance, to be sure. But for what I want to praise the developers, this is for a bunch of a new engine and a variator, it is tuned almost perfectly.The continuously variable automatic transmission correctly and quickly shifts virtual gears, works without jerks (only when cold) and does not spin the engine at maximum speed, as, for example, in the updated Mitsubishi ASX. The Kaptur picks up already from the bottom, and the engine power is enough for a calm overtaking on the track. True, the consumption of the new turbocharged engine is not to say that it is small, with the declared 7.4 liters per 100 km in mixed mode, I could not get less than 9.8 liters per hundred, and usually the consumption even exceeded 10 liters.

In terms of comfort, the car is not bad, it has an omnivorous suspension, which handles medium and large bumps very gently, and in the cabin only rides on small ledges and pits with sharp edges are given. But with worse sound insulation, tire noise is clearly audible, not critical, but still, but at least there is very little aerodynamic noise. Thanks to a ground clearance of 205 mm and an all-wheel drive system, the new Renault Kaptur can also be driven on light off-road, the car goes off-road confidently.

In general, the 2020 Renault Kaptur is a good work on the bugs, the manufacturer took into account all the comments of the users of the previous model and eliminated them in the new product. They would also do something with the brakes and modify the electric booster, and it would be absolutely wonderful.

As I said at the beginning of the material, the model starts in our market at 1,035,000 rubles and is available in five trim levels, by the way, in three of them you can choose a car in a two-tone version. The maximum equipment costs already 1.5 million, but I think the new Renault Kaptur 2020 will be purchased for the most part in the price range of 1.2-1.3 million rubles, where you can choose between rich equipment or a new all-wheel drive engine.