Event! After the 5th gen Clio, Renault is moving on to the second generation of the Captur SUV, the brand's other flagship model. Thanks to a leak from the Instagram account of the French journalist hoy.jens, we can get a good overview of the new car, in its final form. This image, of mediocre quality, already shows us that Renault has applied the same recipe to the Captur 2 as the Clio 5: a style that evolves smoothly and in full continuity with the current model.
This impression is further reinforced by observing the first prototypes in circulation seen at the beginning of the year. Compared to the spyshoot, there are many common features such as the similarly designed rims, the bodywork lines and the grille despite the heavy camouflage. The new Captur should grow and probably reach 4200 mm in length, which will naturally increase its trunk volume to about 400 litres. As much as some competitors like the Seat Arona or the Kia Stonic.
On the technology side, however, the changes will be more than significant. The new Captur should adopt an interior in the same vein as the mk5 Clio, with a large touch screen and fully digital instrumentation. Under the hood, the urban SUV will certainly receive the 1.3 TCe that already operates in the mk5 Clio. A plug-in hybrid variant called "E-Tech" will also be on the program. It will offer 30 miles of all-electric range. Diesel engines are also expected.
The new Captur was also seen from a different angle. Unfortunately, the picture was taken from a faraway place and to complicate things even more, it is extremely blurry here. Hook-shaped tail lights and a generous protective ski under the bumper can be seen. On the other hand, we notice an important stylistic work on the rear quarter, allowing the junction between the orange bodywork and the black roof.
The new Renault Captur will be officially unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September for commercialization in 2020.