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Renault Captur will be basis for family of compact SUVs [video]

Renault will develop three new crossover/SUV models based in styling on the Captur concept

Renault is planning to take the Captur concept, which debuted at the Geneva auto show last month, to production and serve as the basis for a family of three compact SUVs.

According to Auto Express, the Captur will be the smallest SUV/crossover model in the Renault lineup while two other larger variants will be based on the same design.

All three models will share production platforms with Nissan.

The Captur will use the same underpinnings as the Nissan Juke while the larger crossover models will share a platform with the next-generation Nissan Qashqai. The largest of the Captur-styled vehicles will be similar in size to the Nissan X-Trail.

Engines expected in the range will be 1.6 and 1.8 liter units, including turbocharged variants of those two power plants featuring 128 bhp/130 PS and 158 bhp/160 PS, respectively. A 1.6 liter dCi diesel will also be available for the crop of SUVs.

The three new Renault SUVs will hope to recreate the success of Nissan's Juke and Qashqai models while replacing the disappointing Koleos.

Source: Auto Express

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molythro molythro
sounds like V8 haha
Apr 11th, 2011 7:15pm
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ithyandel ithyandel
yeah, more like a V8/2. Diesel might be the word you looking for
Apr 12th, 2011 12:26am
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molythro molythro
that's right. doubled strokes make V8 sound~
Apr 12th, 2011 12:36pm
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alessandro alessandro
It is a first time when I hope that production version will differ from concept. Change seats at least, please.
Apr 8th, 2011 11:52pm
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Homerlovesbeer Homerlovesbeer
GIve it to Renaultsport to weave some chassis magic
Apr 8th, 2011 11:34am
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haji9008 haji9008
that renault looks like a redisign version of a nissan juke.
Apr 8th, 2011 9:57am
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s2k_turbo s2k_turbo
By the shape it looks like a bit like juke/joke but this is some much better. I hope the production version will look as much as this one.
Apr 8th, 2011 2:58pm
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buruchaga buruchaga
Many people complain about asian car companies copying the west. Now here we are with a vice versa and the design is horrible at the back.
Apr 8th, 2011 8:04pm
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alessandro alessandro
Nobody complain actually. They laugh and there is reason to laughter again, hence quit a herd of people know how and where Nissans and Renaults are designed or made.
Apr 8th, 2011 11:36pm
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Ferraridude Ferraridude
This actually looks pretty good.
Apr 8th, 2011 4:15am
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