Renault Comes up with a Second Generation Crossover in 2019
Renault, a French car manufacturer, is planning to present the second-generation Captur Crossover at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show scheduled for next fall. It is going to follow the presentation of the new Clio at the 2018 Paris Motor Show. Even though the event is quite far off, some details about the future event have started to pop up in media resources around the world. It is known that the current vehicle (Renault Clio) is represented in more than 70 countries, both European and North American.
Design and styling
Renault Captur is available in Canada and overseas. According to popular media resources, the new model will be based on a new CMF-B platform, and it is going to share it with the Nissan Juke crossover and the Renault Clio hatchback.
The new vehicle will boast a sharper shape inspired by the Symbioz Concept and a more raked roofline. The daytime lights will have a characteristic teardrop design. The headlamps’ and the taillights will change appearance as well.
The brand’s logo will be placed on a minimalistic grille, and the hood will have a sharper general appearance underscored by stylish creases. The new exterior is going to have both aesthetic and practical value, as it will improve the vehicle’s aerodynamic efficiency.
Although there is no data on dimensions, there is information that a few inches will be added to the body and the wheelbase.
The interior will take on a new look too. However, there is little detail on how exactly it is going to change. Definitely, legroom and cargo space will expand, and, most likely, there will be sophisticated and attractive seat design and upholstery options.
The most certain thing is that there will be an advanced infotainment and improved digitized safety systems. Captur is going to inherit the features from the new Renault Clio, which is going to precede the Captur at the 2018 Paris Motor Show on the CMF-B platform. The new equipment (the Level 2 autonomous driving system) comprises highly advanced automatic steering, collision-warning, road departure mitigation, acceleration, cruise and lane control and emergency brakes systems, to name a few.
The lineup of powertrains is in for major changes. There is information that a new 1-liter three-cylinder 100ph engine is being designed for some trims of the lineup. This new 1,000 liter three-cylinder engine is the descendant of the 1.3-liter TCe, which was jointly developed with Daimler. It is going to replace the current 1.9-liter TCe engine. The new motor will be available in some Captur trims.
Notwithstanding the diesel ban hitting some cities, Renault will come up with diesel-powered Captur vehicles featuring two modifications of the 1.5-liter dCi engine - dCi 85PS and dCi 115PS. Most interesting, there will be an electrified version as well.
Price and Release
Most likely, this second-generation vehicle will hit the market in late 2019/early 2020. The price is yet to be announced. Most experts expect a moderate increase in the price.
This is not the end of it!
There is information that the 2019 Captur is going to be followed by another modification. It is based on Renault’s recently announced intention to invest $600 million in what is supposed to be the Grand Captur. The new model is going to outsize all its predecessors, including the 2019 Captur. So far, there is no available design, styling, etc. specifications, most likely, because there are still some unresolved issues.