French Car manufacturer, Renault has officially released its first compact crossover, the Captur. Scheduled to go on public display for the first time at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show in March this year, and will be manufactured at Renault’s Valladolid plant in Spain. The new Captur will compete with the new breed of cars like, Ford EcoSport, Nissan Juke, Peugeot 2008, Opel Mokka, Chevrolet Trax, Skoda Yeti, and Fiat 500X worldwide.
The Captur, is a first urban crossover from Renault that will stand out from the crowd by delivering the best of three different worlds:
- The expressive styling and driving position of an SUV
- The cabin space and modular interior of an MPV
- The agility and driving enjoyment of a compact saloon car.
The Captur has taken its design inspiration from the Captur concept showcased at the Geneva auto show back in 2011, and has been built on the same platform as New Clio, acclaimed as a B-segment benchmark when it comes to driving pleasure. It also boasts the appointments and comfort refinements of an MPV, such as a high-up driving position, large boot, modular interior and innovative stowage solutions.
The combination of its compact dimensions, raised ground clearance, wide wheels and sill guards will enable it to take every aspect of everyday motoring in its stride. Renault Captur will be easy to customise and notably comes with an original two-tone colour scheme which produces an attractive contrast between the roof and pillars and the rest of the bodywork.
The standard Renault Captur will have an equipment specification worthy of that of the next segment up, including 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.
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