2019 Renault Captur announced, new 1.3 turbo for all auto models

February 1, 2019

Renault Australia has made some updates for the introduction of the MY2019 Captur, introducing the latest 1.3 turbo engine across the auto range. It replaces the 1.2 turbo.

The 1.3-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder engine was first introduced with the S-Edition late last year. It produces 110kW and 250Nm, and comes connected to a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission with front-wheel drive. Across the 0-100km/h sprint, the clock stops in a claimed 9.2 seconds. Meanwhile, fuel consumption on the combined cycle is rated at just 5.4L/100km.

Renault Australia is now offering this engine for both the Zen and Intens automatic models. The Zen with the manual transmission continues with the 0.9-litre turbo three-cylinder that develops 66kW and 135Nm. As you can imagine, acceleration is weaker in this specification, with 0-100km/h coming up in a claimed 13 seconds.

The new engine features some advanced technologies, including variable valve timing, direct injection, and special bore spray coating and a ‘delta’ cylinder head shape for weight and performance optimisation. Andrew Moore, managing director at Renault Australia, said:

“An engine that makes driving Captur a real pleasure, Renault Australia are pleased to be expanding its availability across the Captur automatic range. This punchy engine is worth getting behind the wheel and taking Captur for a spin.”

Four variants continue on the market, including the S-Edition. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is available for the Zen variants, while the others come with Renault’s R-Link infotainment which offers Android Auto only. All come with a rear-view camera, digital radio, cruise control and alloy wheels. Going for the Intens adds larger alloy wheels, partial leather seats, and a sunroof.

The MY2019 Captur is on sale now from the following prices:

2019 Renault Captur Zen 0.9T manual: $21,990 ($23,990 drive-away)
2019 Renault Captur Zen 1.3T auto: $25,990 ($27,490 drive-away)
2019 Renault Captur Intens 1.3T auto: $29,990 ($32,490 drive-away)
2019 Renault Captur S-Edition 1.3T auto: $30,490 ($32,990 drive-away)

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.