The Renault Captur is Renault’s answer to the Peugeot 2008, Opel Mokka and Nissan Juke. Set to debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, the tiny crossover is almost as stylish as the Renault Clio hatchback it is based on.
According to the French automaker, the Captur’s interior offers “a large boot, modular interior and innovative stowage solutions,” along with many standard features, such as hands-free entry, hill start assist and rear parking sensors. Optional features will include the company’s in-dash R-Link touchscreen multimedia tablet and a system that comprises six loudspeakers, Bluetooth connectivity, audio-streaming and Arkamys hi-fi sound.
While technical details have yet to be released, the subcompact crossover will likely be powered by the same engines used by the Clio, including Renault’s new 0.9-liter three-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine and 1.5-liter DCi four-cylinder turbodiesel. All-wheel drive might be offered.
The Renault Captur will be built in Spain and will replace the Modus MPV.