Renault Captur S-Edition announced for Australia, more power

November 21, 2018

Renault Australia is launching a more powerful version of its Captur, called the Captur S-Edition. It comes in as a new limited edition model, with only 162 units available.

Under the bonnet the Captur Intens S-Edition is powered by a 1.3-litre turbo-petrol TCe 150 engine that produces 110kW and 250Nm. This is a decent step up from the 88kW and 190Nm of the regular 1.2 TCe variant. Despite an increase in output, the engine actually sees a reduction in fuel consumption, dropping 7 per cent to 5.4L/100km on the combined cycle (down from 5.8L/100km in the 1.2).

The new engine features a Delta cylinder head, bore spray coating with plasma treatment to reduce friction and weight, and variable valve timing with a new valve system for reduced friction. It also runs with direct injection and six-hole vertical injection, feeding higher pressure than the injection system on the 1.2 TCe engine.

It’s not all about power, though. The new variant sports a bespoke exterior package, and buyers can option for a two-tone paint finish with Iron Blue and a Diamond Black roof. There’s also 17-inch Filante wheels, S-Edition badges, and unique Gun Metal Grey door inserts and front and rear protection plate areas.

Inside, passengers are treated to an exclusive Alcantara leather upholstery with blue stitching. There’s also the R-LINK 2 media interface, a premium Bose stereo, and the driver can engage Easy Park Assist technology for further convenience.

The special edition is on sale now with prices starting from $32,990 (drive-away). As mentioned, just 162 examples are up for grabs.

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.