Renault has fully revealed the production-ready version of the Captur which will be shown for the first time to the public in March at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. It is Renault’s response for the compact crossover segment where we also find the less attractive Nissan Juke. Both cars are based on the “B” platform developed by Renault in collaboration with Nissan. The Captur is actually a derivative of the fourth-gen Clio and measures 4120mm long, making it 15mm shorter than the aforementioned Juke. The Captur and Juke have been engineered independently and will be manufactured at different factories but their price tags should be similar.
Renault can only hope that the Captur will have the same success as the Nissan Juke which is one of the top players in the crossover market. The French automaker has mentioned it will offer the car with a high level of customization not only for the interior but also for the outside look of the crossover.
The engine lineup will be taken from the Clio IV so customers will be able to order the Captur with a 3-cylinder, 0.9-liter turbo gasoline engine pumping out 89 hp. Another possibility is the 1.5-liter turbodiesel also producing 89 hp. The latter will allow the car to have CO2 emissions of only 89 g/km, along with the best fuel consumption in this competitive segment.
Source: Renault via Autocar