Renault Captur is revealed officially. Scheduled to go on public display for the first time at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show in March this year, the new Captur is the first crossover from Renault family that will be launched to compete with the new breed of cars like, Ford EcoSport, Nissan Juke, Peugeot 2008, Opel Mokka, Chevrolet Trax, Skoda Yeti, and Fiat 500X.
Renault says, that they have designed the new Captur in order to offer “agility and driving enjoyment of a compact saloon car.” Along with modern styling, the Captur easily features into the compact SUV segment, a segment which has seen exponential rise in demand globally in the last few years.
“Renault Captur is a compact, unaggressive crossover which is particularly user-friendly. It benefits from Renault genes through and through…” Benoît Bochard, Director, A/B-Segment Product Range. The dynamic stance of the front of Renault Captur is emphasized by the steeply-raked windscreen. Other SUV type features of the Captur include, large wheels and higher ground clearance.
Length of the Renault Captur is at 4120 mm. The interior space is enlarged, due to the forward position of windscreen. Other features of the Captur include, in-dash Renault R-Link touchscreen multimedia tablet, plus a system that comprises six loudspeakers, Bluetooth® connectivity, audio-streaming and Arkamys® hi-fi sound.
Renault Captur will feature in both petrol and diesel engine variants, details of which will be revealed at a later stage. As a standard issue, all Captur SUV’s will feature hands free entry, hill start assist and rear parking sensors. To give drivers a feel of driving an SUV, the compact Captur will also have high-up driving position option. Renault Captur also has large boot, modular interior and innovative stowage solutions.
Renault says Captur will deliver best in class mileage, while CO2 emissions will be as low as 96 gms/km. Renault Captur will be manufactured at their plant in Valladolid, Spain.