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2025 Renault Captur revealed, confirmed for Australian launch within a year to take on Mazda CX-3, Kia Stonic and VW T-Cross

The new-look Captur, while just an update, brings the small SUV’s styling up to date for the brand.

Renault has revealed a major styling update for the smallest SUV it offers in Australia, the Captur, which is confirmed for Australian release within a year.

While the obvious headline change for the 2025 Renault Captur is the new face, the Captur also gets some important tech and convenience updates.

Now with a look in line with the French brand’s current design language, the five-year-old current generation Captur scores a sleeker grille with the redesigned Renault logo in the centre. New headlights, daytime running lights, alloy wheel designs and paint colours feature as well.

The Mazda CX-3, Kia Stonic and Volkswagen T-Cross rival's rear end has been tweaked with new clear taillights and a redesigned lower bumper diffuser.

Inside, a 10.4-inch ‘portrait’-oriented touchscreen replaces the old 9.3-inch unit, and now runs the Android Automotive 12 operating system – it supports wireless Apple CarPlay and cabled Android Auto.

The brand also says the update features interior nods to the Alpine brand with splashes of blue, aluminium trim and the French flag used as a motif throughout.

Renault has revealed a major styling update for the smallest SUV it offers in Australia, the Captur.

As in the Megane E-Tech, Renault has avoided using leather and chrome in the Captur, replacing the former with “grained cover material” in an effort to phase out the use of animal products and materials.

For the driver, a digital dash up to 12.25-inches is available depending on the variant, with a Harman Kardon sound system and glass sunroof fitted to higher trims or available as options.

The Renault Captur is currently available in Australia in four variants from $33,000 before on-road costs Life to the R.S. Line at $41,300, though it’s unclear what the line-up will look like when the facelift lands.

Inside, a 10.4-inch ‘portrait’-oriented touchscreen replaces the old 9.3-inch unit.

It is expected during Q1 2025, according to a spokesperson from Renault Australia, and with arrivals of the pre-facelift Captur finished there may be a stock gap until the new models arrive.

The Captur currently comes with a 113kW/270Nm turbocharged 1.3-litre four-cylinder petrol engine in Australia, though a hybrid is available in Europe. Renault Australia wasn’t able to confirm any further information about the updated model such as drivetrains or pricing.

Chris Thompson
Racing video games, car-spotting on road trips, and helping wash the family VL Calais Turbo as a kid were all early indicators that an interest in cars would stay present in Chris’ life, but loading up his 1990 VW Golf GTI Mk2 and moving from hometown Brisbane to work in automotive publishing in Melbourne ensured cars would be a constant. With a few years as MOTOR Magazine’s first digital journalist under his belt, followed by a stint as a staff journalist for Wheels Magazine, Chris’ career already speaks to a passion for anything with four wheels, especially the 1989 Mazda MX-5 he currently owns. From spending entire weeks dissecting the dynamic abilities of sports cars to weighing up the practical options for car buyers from all walks of life, Chris’ love for writing and talking about cars means if you’ve got a motoring question, he can give you an answer.
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