The new Renault Captur urban crossover is definitely one of the most sought-sfter models at the stand of the French carmaker at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. The model has been developed on Renault’s own B-platform (the same one that spawned the latest Clio hatchback) and is actually pretty compact: it measures 4.12 meters in length, 1.77 meters in width and 1.57 meters in height, with a ride height of 200 mm.
Renault introduces the Captur as a model that delivers ‘the best of three worlds’ - the expressive styling and driving position of an SUV, the cabin space and modular interior of an MPV and the agility and driving enjoyment of a compact saloon car - and uses the new design language created by Laurens van den Acker, with also an original two-tone colour scheme which produces an attractive contrast between the roof and pillars and the rest of the body work.
The interior of the Captur is spacious and colourful, allows for a high-up driving position and can be enhanced with the addition of the new in-dash Renault R-Link touchscreen multimedia tablet as well as a system that comprises six loudspeakers, Bluetooth connectivity, audio-streaming and Arkamys hi-fi sound.
The engine range is the same of the current Clio range, with a bunch of petrol and diesel units (all of which coupled to a six-speed dual-clutch transmission) that benefit from the very latest Renault technologies and will return best-in-class fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, starting from as low as 96g/km. The Renault Captur will be manufactured at Renault’s Valladolid plant in Spain.