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Captur the moment

No announcement of a next generation car would be complete without the words: “All new.”

If you open the Press office bible to Page One it’s right there under the section marked MUST.

Renault have followed these instructions to the letter by stressing the phrase with capital letters and hyphenating it so it reads: “All-New.”

It appears not once, but THIRTY FOUR times in the pricing and spec details for the All-New Captur Without The Letter E.

See, I can do unnecessary capital letters as well.

If you’re more impressed by what it’s got to offer than the fact that it’s All-New, the lists below are phenomenal.

You can actually order one now, with prices starting at £17,595, but you won’t get it until March 2020, when first deliveries begin.

Renault’s Press release is huge, almost as long as a BMW release, and goes on about the All-New Captur’s “greater style and sophistication.”

I’ll go easy on you with the rest of the release and just say that the Captur is, according to Renault: “More spacious and refined than ever.”

Choose from three models – Play, Iconic and S Edition – in 18 differing engine and spec levels.

All have CO2 emissions of between l06 and 127g/k, average between 45-59mpg, take between 14.4 and 8.6s from 0-62mph and have top speeds from 107-126mph.

It’s these spec levels, though, that most surprised me, starting with the Captur Play.

Standard features on this entry level car are LED headlights, climate control, cruise control with speed limiter, EasyLink multimedia with 7-in touchscreen, FM/DAB stereo with four 20W speakers, something called a “sound auditorium”, twin USB ports, Aux, Bluetooth, smartphone integration, Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, active emergency braking, traffic sign recognition, 4.2in driver information display, hands free key card access, electric front and rear windows (one touch for driver), auto wipers, body coloured door handles and mirrors and driver’s seat height adjustment. Phew!

And that just for starters. The mid-range Iconic, from £19,095, adds: 7in touchscreen, sat-nav, rear parking sensors, 17in alloys, LED front fog lamps, a two tone paint job, roof bars, dark tinted rear windows and tailgate glass.

At the top of the range, the S Edition, starting at £20,595 adds: 9.3in touchscreen, 7in instrument cluster display, driving mode selector with eight ambient lighting settings, high beam assist. 17in diamond cut alloys, front parking sensors, reversing camera, leather steering wheel and, finally, black and light grey synthetic leather upholstery with dark grey stitching.

There’s also a plug-in hybrid on the way called E-TECH with 28 miles at speeds of “up to 83mph” say Renault, in pure electric mode.

Oh, and I haven’t mentioned another five optional extra packs that add another £1,500 to the price.

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