Following the recent “Urban Crossover” segment craze that is filled with the likes of Nissan Juke, Skoda Yeti and Vauxhall Mokka, Renault has come up with its own contender called Captur that promises “an expressive styling and and driving position of an SUV, “a cabin space and modular interior of an MPV” and “the agility with driving enjoyment of a saloon car”.
From the physical aspect, the combination of its compact volumes, raised ground clearance, large-diameter wheels and sill guards will enable it to take every aspect of everyday motoring in its stride. It will also be easy to customize and notably comes with an original two-tone color scheme, which produces an attractive contrast between the roof and pillars and the rest of the bodywork.
Despite the compact length, the Captur will boast a spacious cabin with its forward-position windscreen and an interior that is available with different color tone depending on trim levels. Standard variants will have equipment including hands-free entry, hill start assist and rear parking sensors. Also available will be the new in-dash Renault R-Link touchscreen multimedia tablet, plus a sound system that comprises six loudspeakers, Bluetooth® connectivity, audio-streaming and Arkamys hi-fi setup.
Based on the Renault Clio, itself an acclaimed champion when it comes to ride and handling in its segment, the Captur promises the same driving pleasure. A range of petrol and diesel engines will be available with best-in-class economy and consumption from as low as 96 g/km.
Official unveiling of the Renault Captur will be held at Geneva Motor Show in March.