Last week we were utterly spoilt by Renault. To celebrate the launch of their latest “crossover” offering, Captur, Renault, with the help of Soda Communications, hosted a demonstration dinner with Big Kitchen Events at Seaworks in Williamstown. A selection of bloggers were lucky enough to enjoy a spin in the Captur before its launch date. Needless to say, hubby was more than happy to come along for the ride. :)
Marianne (Esme & The Laneway) and Cintia (My Poppet) are smitten by the chauffeured ride in the Captur.
Cheryl (BusinessChic) is an avid cyclist and a very happy owner of a Renault. The Captur would be perfect to wheel her bike around!
Ladies love the Captur because it is stylish and yet family-friendly. There is a myriad of colours to choose from, both for the interior and the outside of the car. You can go nuts with the personalization!
Complimentary Captur rides aside, we were also reated to IscreamNails manicures! What a great idea for your next girly do!
Coined a ‘crossover’ car, the Captur is like a marriage between a SUV and hatch. It’s compact and functional. Being slightly taller than a hatch, it boasts large wheels, generous ground clearance and wide tracks not unlike a SUV, but it’s not too tall to warrant a climb.
And similar to the Renault Clio, the Captur also has clever characteristics and nifty features such as keyless entry, automatic windscreen wipers and automatic headlights, but it’s even more user-friendly. Although it is only marginally longer than the Clio, it is more roomy, especially in the boot. We watched a live demonstration of the Captur being able to easily fit 2 trolleys of suitcases and bags into its boot. This is possible thanks to a clever drop down boot compartment. But my all-time favourite feature of the Captur are its removable car seat covers. No more tears over spills. Easily unzippable, machine-washable and rezippable. Ingenious! We had a go removing and replacing the seat covers, they have velcro strips underneath to keep them in place.
Who better than television and radio personality Jo Stanley to introduce the Captur to the audience? She is a mother and the proud owner of a shedding Labrador so she definitely appreciates the practicality of the removable car seats!
Justin Hocevar, Managing Director of Renault Australia giving us the low-down on the Captur. He describes the versatile vehicle as being able to “take customers from the urban jungle to a country drive with effortless ease. Captur is readily able to accommodate all aspects of our modern and busy lifestyles thanks to the incredibly clever packaging of the interior space and the sliding rear bench seat.” Another major draw card is the Captur’s incredible fuel efficiency. The engine shuts down at red lights. One tank of fuel will last 800 km! That’s about the distance from Melbourne to Sydney!
Meet Meagan. She’s the incredible lady in the stripes who captured the Captur moments for Renault. I’m lucky enough to call her friend and mentor. Check out a photoshoot she created for Melbourne designer Estelle recently.
Channeling Laurens van der Acker, Renault’s Senior Vice President of Corporate Design, who is never without his customized Adidas stripes. The boys here are wearing the ‘primary’ Captur colours – orange, white and blue.
It’s almost a tradition now: photo-bombing these two beauties, Lisa and Katherine from Couturing. Only this time, I am wearing a denim napkin as a bandanna.
Cute booty right? Oh, and pretty florals too.
After dinner, we were chauffeured back home in the Captur. Yes, those headlights came on automatically. But I can’t guarantee that these cute drivers are included automatically…
I must admit, I can be a backseat driver some times. So I can’t wait to test-drive the Captur myself. No doubt, I’ll be completely captivated by it!
To find out more about the Renault Captur, check it out [HERE]. I can’t decide between Diamond Black & Ivory White, or Navy Blue & Diamond Black…
Thanks once again to Renault Australia and Soda Communications for having us. And thanks for the ride!