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2013-01-12 10:27

ATTRACTIVE AND ASSERTIVE: The Renault Captur is said to be based on on the same platform as New Clio.

PARIS, France - Renault is set to take on the SUV market with a funky crossover - the Captur (yes, we're spelling that correctly).

The Captur is based on the same platform as the Clio and, according to the French automaker, is aimed as lifestyle vehicle focusing on drivability and style. It's not yet officially on Renault SA's list of launches, but we're told it could be launched here at the next Johannesburg auto show in October, 2013.

The model will be powered by petrol and diesel engines and will reportedly have low CO2 emissions, starting from as low as 96g/km.

HEADED FOR GENEVA

According to Renault, the new model's ground clearance, large-diameter wheels and sill guards should appeal to a younger market.

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Despite its compact size (length of 4m), the model claims to have plenty of interior space brought about by the forward placement of the windscreen and interior dimensions.

The Captur has many MPV traits such as a raised driving position, large boot, modular interior and stowage solutions. The model will be available in a two-tone colour scheme with customisation options.

Renault adds its R-Link touchscreen multimedia tablet, six speakers, Bluetooth and audio-streaming.

The Renault Captur will be manufactured at Renault’s Valladolid plant in Spain and will be unveiled at the 2013 Geneva auto show in March.

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