Renault took the wraps off the new Captur in production form ahead of an official debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. The compact crossover is Renault’s entry into this growing segment, and it seems to have all the bases covered to succeed. It is funky, practical, and efficient.
Built on the same platform as the new Clio, Renault Captur offers looks of a SUV with interior space and practicality of a MPV. Or so Renault claims. On the face of it the car seems pretty compact, measuring just 4.12m in length. But it’s the clever design of the interior that gives it a different personality.
Inside Captur’s cabin you get high-up driving position, large boot, modular interior and innovative storage solutions, and these qualities make it a great alternative for the your family friendly MPV. It looks much better than a minivan, and kids are going to love it for that.
The Capture has SUV-like features such as raised ground clearance, wide wheels and sill guards, and comes with a two-tone color scheme and some nice chrome detailing.
Standard equipment will include hands-free entry, hill start assist and rear parking sensors. Also available will be the new, connected, in-dash Renault R-Link touchscreen multimedia tablet, plus a system that comprises six loudspeakers, Bluetooth connectivity, audio-streaming and Arkamys hi-fi sound.
As for the engines, details are yet to be announced, but it will be pretty much the same lineup as the Clio.