Renault Teases Captur Crossover

Renault wished everybody a happy New Year today, announcing they will reveal something on their official website from 10 AM (CET) this Friday, January 11.
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They didn’t go into detail at all, but given the image and video we were presented with, we’re fairly confident we know exactly what it is. It’s the production version or a pre-production concept of the new Clio-based crossover/SUV that will be known as the Captur.

Perhaps not as cool as the concept with the same name shown at the 2010 Paris Motor Show, this B-segment crossover still promises to be a looker. Even though they had the influence of the best-selling Nissan Juke right at hand, Renault engineers chose to a more standard approach. We find the Captur has more in common with another new French crossover, the Peugeot 2008 revealed yesterday, which will probably be its biggest rival.

Since the Captur is based on the Clio IV architecture, we expect it to be offered with the same sort of engines, maybe excluding the base 1.2-liter 75 PS unit. That means it will take the new TCe 90 three-cylinder turbo petrol, TCe 120 1.2-liter turbo four-cylinder and two versions of Renault’s 1.5-liter diesel. Renault could also offer the dCi 130 used by Megane and Nissan Qashqai, a newer 1.6-liter with class-leading torque.

Transmission options will include a five-speed manual or the optional six-speed EDC double-clutch automatic.

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