After the arrival of the new generation of subcompact hatchback Clio, it was logical to expect the next generation of its crossover sibling. Therefore, here it is! The new generation of the small crossover is coming as the 2020 Renault Captur. There is s full load of novelties, starting from a new platform, which brings the possibility for electrification as well. The new model is notably bigger, which means more space on the inside, as well as a larger cargo area.
Of course, the new model comes with new styling and various other upgrades and updates. After all, 85% of the parts are completely new. New technologies, new powertrain options, plug-in hybrid and a lot of styles are some of the main reason why we believe that the new 2020 Renault Captur will be as equally successful as its predecessor. Latest reports are suggesting it will hit the market early in the next year.
2020 Renault Captur Redesign
The new Captur has received a whole new generation of CMF-B platform. It uses 85% of new parts compared to its predecessor. Design-wise, the new Captur follows the current trends of this French company. It is evidenced by the new Full LED lights, with distinctive daytime LEDs.
Although the Clio 4 is even a shade shorter than the Clio 4, the new Captur is 110 millimeters longer than its predecessor. The new Captur increased by 10 cm in length to a total of 4.23 meters and the wheelbase was increased to 2.63 m (+2 cm). The new Captur has been given a more spacious interior. Renault is claiming that the luggage space has been increased by 23 liters to a total of 400 liters. As with the new Cly, Renault points out that the interior materials are of high quality and are in competition with premium companies.
Naturally, this redesign brings a completely new interior as well. The first thing you’ll notice is a completely new dashboard design. Of course, it is heavily based on the new Clio, so the two models are actually pretty much identical in this aspect. The new cabin features finer materials, more attractive color schemes and full loads of latest tech features, highlighted by a new vertically positioned, tablet-like touchscreen.
As we already mentioned, the new generation is notably bigger than the predecessor. Therefore, it’s no wonder that the new model is more spacious and generally more comfortable. Moreover, there is a new, much better sound insulation. So, the new model should keep us from that highway noise that characterizes the outgoing model.
Another thing we should mention about the new 2020 Renault Captur are new technologies. Improvements over the previous generation are obvious. A glance at the dashboard reveals a similarity to the Clio, and the dashboard is dominated by a large 9.3-inch Infotainment system display.
Like the new Clio, the new generation of Captur boasts a host of safety systems – adaptive cruise control with stop & go, driving assistant and lane keep assist system, automatic high beams, automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, parking assistant with a 360-degree camera and many more. Of course, there is also a full load of connectivity features, including available smartphone integration goodies like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto etc.
2020 Renault Captur Gets Hybridized
One of the most interesting novelties of this redesign is a new hybrid powertrain option. Just like the Clio, the new 2020 Renault Captur comes with a plug-in hybrid system, which is based on a 1.6-liter gasoline engine. It comes with two electric motors and features a 9.8-kWh battery pack. The exact numbers in terms of power and fuel economy are still unavailable. On the other side, we expect that the new model will feature an all-electric range of around 30 miles (45-50 kilometers).
The rest of the lineup will consist of familiar powertrain options. There are several gasoline engines to be in the offer. Base models will be equipped with a new 1.0-liter unit that delivers around 100 horsepower. Also, there is a 1.3-liter turbo-four, which will be available in two output variants, with either 130 or 155 horsepower.
Diesel lovers can count on a well-known 1.5-liter dCi. This one also comes in two versions, with 95 and 115 horsepower.
Depending on the engine, the new 2020 Renault Captur will come equipped with a 6-speed manual or 7-speed automatic gearbox.
2020 Renault Captur Release Date and Price
When it comes to the 2020 Renault Captur release date, we expect that the new model will hit the market sometime in early 2020. The price shouldn’t change too much compared to the current model, which starts at around 16.500 Euro. The company has big ambitions with the new model and it will offer it all around the world. So, besides familiar assemblies in France, Algeria, Slovenia and Argentina, the new Captur will be produced in China as well.