2020 Renault Captur spotted in the Arctic Circle

Russell Campbell
February 07, 2019

The new Renault Captur has been spotted undergoing cold-weather testing. It’s set to get a posh cabin with huge infotainment screens and will be available with hybrid power.

The heavy camouflage of the car pictured might not make it obvious, but the new Renault Captur is set to get styling based on the new Renault Clio’s. As a result, you can bet on it having a big bold grille that’ll be flanked by standard LED headlights. One thing these photos do show us is that the Captur will get breathers in front of the wheels that help air flow easier around the front of the car.

Around the sides, the new Captur will get the same chrome treatment seen on the new Clio – that’ll help it look more premium – but if these photos are anything to go by it’ll get regular door handles rather than the Clio’s hidden handles. The wrap stuck to the back of the car is pretty effective at hiding details, but you can see a real exhaust pipe and the bright-shining tails lights also hint that the car will have rear LEDs.

While we haven’t any interior pics to pore over, we can tell you that the Renault Captur will get the same 9.3-inch portrait style touchscreen that’s available in the new Clio and a multi-function digital instrument binnacle behind the steering wheel. You can expect the Captur to have room for four adults, loads of smaller interior storage areas and a boot that’ll swallow a few suitcases. The other big news is that the Captur will be available with a 1.6-litre petrol-electric hybrid engine that’ll allow it to run on electric power alone for 30 miles and make it exempt from paying London’s congestion charge.

We’ll have official info on the new Captur before the end of the year and you can expect the car to go on sale in 2020.

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