Take a look at the concept that Renault hopes will Captur your imagination! The French firm has revealed this Juke-sized crossover at the Geneva Motor Show.
It’s the second concept in a line-up of six which will help to define Renault’s future design language. The styling has evolved since the all-electric Dezir concept, with the full width grille now more seamlessly integrating the headlights. A large Renault badge remains centre-stage though. Elsewhere, the Captur’s bulging wheelarches and underbody guards help to maintain a rugged off-road look.
Some of the more outlandish design touches include the 22-inch alloy wheels, the butterfly doors and a removable hard-top which reveals a carbon fibre framework.
Inside, the seats are connected to the centre console to make them appear as though they’re floating. The dashboard is made of translucent plastic, which Renault sees as a kind of second skin.
In the boot, stretched cords – which represent the worlds of sailing and mountain climbing – allow for items to be secured, but can also be arranged into a hammock. Rear seats fold out from the side of the car to provide seating for four.
Power comes from a twin-turbocharged version of the Energy 1.6-litre dCi engine which will be rolled out among Renault and Nissan models later this year. Producing 158bhp, it’s capable of launching the Captur from 0-62mph in 8.0 seconds whilst emitting just 99g/km of CO2.
Two new technologies also debut in the newcomer, including RX2 – a new mechanical self-locking differential that can transfer all or part of the engine’s torque to the whichever of the two driven wheels has the most grip.
Visio-System also finds it’s way on to the Captur and uses a forward-facing camera to embed virtual images into real-time pictures of the road ahead. Renault hasn’t mentioned what exactly it will be used for but it has implications for more accurate satellite navigation.