Wednesday, June 8, 2011

2011 Renault CAPTUR Review

Reveal Carlos Ghosn, profit is a new concept car demonstrates the new design strategy for Renault.

A crossover sports, with gestures and fluid sport, it conjures up visions of two people to explore the world and previews a road car to come.

His energy dCi 160 with the concept of twin-turbo engine combines driving pleasure, performance and pleasure of low CO2 emissions.


At the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, Renault unveiled its new brand identity, which puts people at the forefront of its concerns. The ambitious new design strategy, which resulted from this problem are based on the different stages of the life cycle of man, each phase consisting of a specific concept. The first, the two-seater coupe Dezire expressed "love" this passion at the beginning of each new adventure. Renault now enter the addresses of the second phase of the cycle, namely two people to explore the world around them.


Like its predecessor, the Renault CAPTUR sets the style simple, sensual and warm, which will be gradually extended to the future of Renault cars. "CATCH is a crossover sport and fun, ideal for a young couple about to discover the world," says design director, Laurens van den Acker. "It builds on the design language introduced on the fundamental concept because it said but added more technical - more functional, but very sensitive," says Axel Breuner, director of concept cars.


Crossover all the muscles that move

Proportions and fluid curves, Renault CAPTUR evokes movement and lightness, but at the same time showing the rates of all-terrain powerful and muscular. As with it said, angles, corners and lines have given way to sensuous forms of nature. For external designer, Julio Lozano, the main sources of inspiration were athletes and extreme sports. "In designing CAPTUR, I started with the image of a sprinter in the blocks, muscles tensed, and the energy released when the kick is taken," he explains. The design also references of equipment such as helmets, gloves and other protective clothing used in extreme sports, combining high technology with elegance and lightness.

Renault useful to adopt a new identity in the face was first presented DeZir. How DeZir this identity is the main big Renault logo, arranged vertically, dark surface, so you stand out as clearly as possible. Major, Matt finished the wings confirm the design of visual power. LED lamps relay the signal wave impact on an entire vehicle.

Renault useful than emotional: it is also practical and versatile vehicle. E 'has a hard top, which when removed, reveals a carbon fiber frame. Profit, therefore, can not change coupe and convertible, the off-road vehicle areas, despite its sporty appeal is confirmed by its butterfly doors and large tires rims 22 inch black and white. His complete body tone spicy orange, red model useful for defending DeZir. This color is different shades of materials both inside and outside the vehicle.


A completely soaked interior warmth and lightness

The orange theme was carried into the cabin also highlights fluorescent chosen a constant stream of light. "My main inspiration was the human body, outdoor sports and urban style," explains the color and trim designer, Kana Watanabe. "I wanted to capture to radiate heat and momentum."

Net internal Renault has designed an inviting and passenger-friendly. The impression of lightness is expressed as a dominant front again with the front seats, center console, as if suspended in midair. The interior is simple and clean with no equipment needed. Inventive and innovative materials have been recruited for designers to play with light effects and optical. Center console, door casings and trim are formed using a translucent, almost like a second skin. Front of the cabin, this includes a glimpse of high-tech fiber ropes, luminous in places that have been used in most of the cabin.

"The whole interior is designed around this network of elastic cord stretched that reminds the world of sailing and climbing, you use the graphics and lighting to set the pace in the overall design and to reinforce the feeling vehicle dynamics, while ensuring a feeling of lightness in the cabin, "says interior designer, Magali Gouraud citizens.


Aluminum pedals, heated front seats carbon-style leather steering wheel hub and trimmed with textured gray reaffirm the sporty design, written according to the original.

The vehicle is a multipurpose space where the bridge is lined with three layers of cable:

Stretched wires are arranged in such a way that allows objects to be protected, which offers modular storage;

They also provide an opportunity for relaxation thanks to the elasticity of the flexible structure. This is a new kind of comfort, a new form of living like a hammock.

Finally, it is possible to pull the back seat of the car to provide two full-size rear seats with seat belts and head restraints. This allows you to capture to accommodate four passengers.

A filter that is highly innovative performance and light on fuel

Renault CAPTUR energy uses dCi 160 twin-engine turbo-concept, developed from the new energy dCi 130. Downsizing is a key element in the strategy of Renault to achieve its stated goal of being a leading car manufacturer in Europe in terms of CO2 emissions. The range of electric vehicles will run together with models of internal combustion engines that combine performance with lower fuel consumption. Energy dCi 160 turbo fits perfectly into this strategy. It produces 118 kilowatts (160 horsepower) with a capacity of 1.6 liters - a specific output of 100 hp per liter. Maximum torque (380 nm) is available from just 1,750 rpm, giving a powerful acceleration at low revs, and the refined performance in all driving conditions. Associated with a gearbox with double clutch EDC, this transmission promises to behave very nicely with CO2 emissions of 99 grams per kilometer.

Capture performance of Renault is further strengthened by the RX2 ®, a new system that improves traction at low speed. If one of the two drive wheels lose traction, this brand new mechanical locking differential, the transfer of all or a portion of engine torque to the wheel with more grip. Driving on slippery roads and paths remains flexible and easy.


Renault CAPTUR also marks the debut of Visio-system, an innovation that uses a camera mounted on the forward top of the windshield to provide driver assistance functions. This new technology is capable of integrating computer graphics real-time image of the route displayed on a central screen, which is the principle of augmented reality to improve the driver's perception of the outside world by the superposition of specially designed items. The system helps reduce the stress of driving, a relaxed, comforting ride.