Renault Captur wins compact business car honour

The Company Car of the Year awards by business motoring website, Business Car Manager, has ran for its second year. The awards are dedicated to manufacturers who best meet the needs of businesses and fleets.

Judges for the awards included an esteemed panel which was chaired by the MP and Secretary of State for business, innovation and skills, Vince Cable.

For the Best Compact Company Car category the judges decided to award the Renault Captur, in the 1.5 dCi 90 Dynamique MediaNav specification.

It uses a 1.5-litre diesel engine with 89bhp which emits just 96g/km, meaning free Road Tax.

The editorial director at Business Car Manager, Ralph Morton, commented: "The Renault Captur, with its striking styling and bold SUV looks, is more than just a statement car. Its credentials for the SME market are underwritten by wonderfully low running costs and remarkably competitive company car tax rates. Little wonder the judges rated it so highly."

The Captur is a stylish crossover based on the Renault Clio supermini. With prices starting at £12,495, the Captur offers fuel-efficient engines, with up to 76.4mpg on the combined fuel cycle, touch screen technology and offers plenty of customisation to suit any owner.

Launched last summer, the Renault Captur also scores favourably on CO2 emissions and tax band ratings, as green motoring continues to register as a high priority for businesses in 2014.As well as offering a 1.5-litre diesel, the Captur can also be chosen with a 1.2-litre petrol engine which produces 118bhp. This engine can be mated with a dual-clutch automatic EDC gearbox.

There are four trim levels for the Captur, ‘Dynamique Media Nav’ is the second highest in the range. Also available is the basic ‘Expression’ trim, ‘Expression+’ and the range-topping ‘Dynamique S Media Nav’.

Standard equipment for all Captur models is generous and includes cruise control, Hill start assist and Bluetooth connectivity. Renault’s Captur also has a five-star safety rating from Euro NCAP.

The Captur also benefits from the French manufacturer’s award-winning after sales car package ‘4+’. This includes a vehicle warranty for four years, unlimited mileage in the first two years, and a limit of 100,000 in the subsequent two years.