German media is speculating Renault has decided to launch a very small crossover set to be positioned underneath the Captur.

German media is speculating Renault has decided to launch a very small crossover set to be positioned underneath the Captur.

We weren't aware there was room below the Captur subcompact crossover, but Renault seems to think so as Auto Bild believes the company with the diamond logo is cooking up a smaller high-riding model which will be 3.9 meters whereas the Captur has a 4.1-meter length.

The unnamed petite crossover will reportedly ride on the Value Up platform which means it will be a lightweight vehicle powered by small engines, including the 70 bhp 1.0-liter from the Twingo along with a 1.5-liter turbodiesel with 75 - 110 bhp. The report goes on to specify there might even be an RS version with as much as 200 bhp, but that won't come out right away.

The German publication has a render of Renault's smallest crossover which they envisioned with Twingo influences while the interior cabin is believed to take cues from last year's Eolab concept so expect touchscreens to provide access to most of the car's functions.

The standard model is apparently scheduled for a late 2017 launch and will carry a starting price of €16,000.

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