Following Tuesday's teaser video, Renault has fully revealed the production version of the Captur "urban crossover".
As expected, the car is based on the fourth generation of the Clio supermini and has nothing to do with the concept exhibited at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. The vehicle is 4120mm long making it 15mm shorter than the Nissan Juke which also rides on the front-wheel drive "B" platform developed by the Renault-Nissan alliance.
Although it's not as striking as the concept, the Captur has an attractive design with a steeply-raked windscreen and a two-tone paint scheme. It looks more rugged than the Clio IV thanks to its raised ground clearance, bigger wheels and sill guards. Renault promises an MPV-like modular interior with lots of stowage options and a large boot.
The engine lineup will be carried over from the Clio, including the turbocharged, 3-cylinder, 0.9-liter engine with 89 hp (66 kW) and a 1.5-liter turbodiesel generating the same output, with CO2 emissions of only 96 g/km.
The Renault Captur will be manufactured at the firm's Valladolid factory and will make its public debut in March at the Geneva Motor Show.