MUSCAT: Suhail Bahwan Automobiles, the exclusive importer and distributor of Renault vehicles in Oman, unveiled their first urban crossover recently – The Renault Captur which is agile, dynamic and elegant, both inside and out. Drawing on Renault’s expertise, it explores new territory in terms of design, comfort, equipment and pleasure.

It is a crossover packed with a turbocharged engine for those occasional bursts of controlled fun. The engine producing 120 BHP and 190 Nm of torque is mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox. Made in Spain, the Renault Captur stands out from the crowd by delivering the best of three different worlds: The expressive styling and driving position of an SUV, the cabin space and modular interior of an MPV and the agility and driving enjoyment of a compact saloon car.

Since its launch in Oman last year, the Captur has gained considerable popularity and is a rave amongst auto enthusiasts. It is a good option for those wanting small hatchback dimensions and costs, but with a shadow of thrill.

It offers much greater personalization with its ‘themed collection’ – The adventurous and exciting ‘Arizona’ collection, the vibrant blue ‘Miami’ collection and the urban inspired ‘Manhattan’ collection. Each of the three themes is then split into four packs – colour, exterior gloss, interior touch and style – offering abundant personalised possibilities according to each customer’s preference and interest.

The Captur draws on Renault’s extensive expertise and long lasting history in car manufacturing, which is apparent through its superb design, functionality and the latest in terms of technology.

The Captur has an attractive design, including an original two-tone paint, giving it a strong personality. Its compact size with high ground clearance, large wheels and underbody protection allows you to explore all facets of everyday life.

At almost 1,100kg, the Renault Captur is a relatively light car. Despite its SUV looks, all models are two-wheel drives. Add in the turbocharged petrol engine and the Captur is a monster to reckon.

All models are well equipped, with air conditioning, cruise control and hill assist as standard, while the top-of-range models add a TomTom-based sat-navigation system, larger wheels and heated seats.

Furthermore, the Captur is equipped with a high-end audio and navigation system, Bluetooth phone and MP3 player connectivity plus removable and washable seat covers and a full keyless go option.

In terms of safety, the Captur earned a five-star crash test rating from Euro NCAP, and was awarded very high percentage scores for adult and child occupant protection, as well as a better score for its safety systems.

Renault is a world class brand today, focusing mainly on the important aspects such as safety, style, performance, value and reliability – keeping alive the motoring heritage of Renault.

The Renault principle of safety is outlined in four basic points: Prevent, correct, protect and educate.

Renault provides equipment that performs auxiliary tasks automatically to promote the responsibility of drivers by warning them when they are not in a position to control their vehicle or when they put themselves in a position of potential danger.

For example, the visual and audible seatbelt reminders and tyre pressure monitoring. The inherent handling and braking qualities of a vehicle are fundamental factors of its overall dynamic, active safety and accident avoidance performance. Moreover, Renault is also known to have the maximum number of Euro-NCAP Five Star rated models globally.

SBA is largely committed to supporting Renault Oman’s growth in the sultanate through major emphasis on customer satisfaction and by providing world-class after-sales services in Oman.

With a national network of more than 80 outlets – showrooms, service centres and parts outlets, SBA has further built upon its legacy of trust, excellent customer service and providing value for money to each of its customers.