Re­nault Cap­tur pulls away with Car­a­van Club award

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THE Re­nault Cap­tur has been awarded the ti­tle Best Tow­car of the Year in the £17,500 to £22,000 cat­e­gory at the 2016 Car­a­van Club Awards.

The Cap­tur, in Dy­namiqueNavdCi 110 guise, beat five com­peti­tors to se­cure the win, hav­ing been put through its paces to test true ‘car­a­van­abil­ity’.

The judg­ing cri­te­ria in­cluded value for money, load ca­pac­ity and suit­abil­ity for ac­com­mo­dat­ing car­a­van para­pher­na­lia, how eas­ily it could be hooked up to a car­a­van and the qual­ity of tow­ing in­for­ma­tion con­tained in its hand­book.

Speak­ing about the Cap­tur’s prac­ti­cal­ity as a car­a­van­ning ve­hi­cle, the judges said: “It was great to see such a di­verse va­ri­ety of ve­hi­cles en­tered in the com­pe­ti­tion this year. There is a ve­hi­cle choice for ev­ery­one’s needs, whether you tow a small trailer tent or a large twin-axle car­a­van.

“On be­half of The Car­a­van Club, our con­grat­u­la­tions go to all the win­ners and a spe­cial men­tion must go to the Re­nault Cap­tur, which showed that light­weight, eco­nom­i­cal cars can make great tow­cars.”

So­phie Richard, prod­uct man­ager at Re­nault UK, said: “Cap­tur comes as stan­dard with a num­ber of prac­ti­cal stor­age and con­ve­nience fea­tures and with the op­tional tour­ing pack fit­ted, the com­pact cross­over is an ac­com­plished and af­ford­able car­a­van­ning ve­hi­cle. We’re de­lighted with this award and that judges at The Car­a­van Club have recog­nised Cap­tur for its tow­ing and tour­ing abil­i­ties.”

Cap­tur’s op­tional tour­ing pack com­prises a quick-re­lease tow-bar, lug­gage boot net and front cen­tre arm­rest. Priced at £550, it turns the prac­ti­cal, com­pact cross­over into a con­ve­nient and com­fort­able tow­ing and tour­ing ve­hi­cle.

Seven ex­pert driv­ing judges eval­u­ated the Cap­tur for its dy­namic abil­i­ties and er­gonomic qual­i­ties, with a test route in­clud­ing tight and twisty ‘coun­try lanes’, 17% hill stops and starts, cir­cuits of a high-speed bowl and re­vers­ing tests dur­ing a four-day test pro­gramme.

The Cap­tur is cur­rently Europe’s best-sell­ing com­pact cross­over and has sold more than 416,000 ex­am­ples glob­ally since it was launched in 2013.

Priced from £14,295, the Cap­tur is avail­able in four trim lev­els with a choice of two petrol and two diesel en­gines, with CO2 emis­sions as low as 95g/km and com­bined cy­cle fuel econ­omy of up to 78.5mpg. The award-win­ning Dy­namiqueNavdCi 110 ver­sion can tow up to 900kg (braked) and its 110hp 1.5-litre tur­bod­iesel en­gine has CO2 emis­sions of 98g/km, plac­ing it in VED Band A, and com­bined cy­cle fuel econ­omy of 76.4mpg.

It is priced at £17,695 and comes with a com­pre­hen­sive spec­i­fi­ca­tion in­clud­ing 17-inch al­loy wheels, hands­freek­ey­card, cli­mate con­trol, sev­eninch touch­screen satel­lite nav­i­ga­tion and cor­ner­ing head­lights.

Re­nault has an­nounced a range of fi­nance of­fers across its en­tire model line-up for the com­ing au­tumn and win­ter months for mo­torists look­ing for a new 65-plate Re­nault Cap­tur.

The Car­a­van Club’s Tow Car of the Year is avail­able with up to £1,833 to­wards a de­posit con­tri­bu­tion. With only £179 cus­tomer de­posit and £1,793 man­u­fac­turer de­posit con­tri­bu­tion, monthly re­pay­ments start from £179 on a Se­lec­tions PCP pack­age.

Al­ter­na­tively, with a 40% cus­tomer de­posit, cus­tomers can choose a 0% APR four-year hire pur­chase pack­age with a £1,000 man­u­fac­turer de­posit con­tri­bu­tion.

The New Re­nault Cap­tur can be seen and test driven at SMC Re­nault in Alder­shot and Wey­bridge. For more in­for­ma­tion visit www.sm­c­mo­tor­group/ re­nault or like the SMC Mo­tor Group Face­book or Twit­ter.

Call SMC Mo­tor Group at 168-170 Oatlands Drive, Wey­bridge, on 01932 282848 or Ash Road, Alder­shot, on 01252 888498.

Top marks for the Re­nault Cap­tur.

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