Following the 2010 Renault DeZir concept, which represented the falling in love stage of life, the Renault Captur concept car, representing the Discovering The World stage of life, was shown to the public at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show.
The design of the mini SUV Captur, seen here at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, was credited to Julio Lozano working under the guidance of Renault’s design chief Laurens Van den Acker.
Like the DeZir the Captur features butterfly doors, the carbon fibre body also features a removable roof panel.
Nissan’s Juke platform was used as the starting point for the running gear which includes a twin turbocharged 1.6 L dCi “Energy” engine that produces 158hp.
Despite it’s all wheel drive appearance only the Captur’s front 22″ wheels are driven, the ‘RX2’ mechanical self-locking differential will transfer the available torque to the driven wheel with the most grip.
Performance data suggests a rest to 62mph time of 8 seconds and a top speed of 130mph.
At the 2013 Geneva Motor Show Renault announced it’s Captur compact cross over based on fourth generation Renault Clio running gear would go into production.
Thanks for joining me on this “Discovering The World” edition of “Gettin’ a li’l psycho on tyres” I hope you will join me again tomorrow when I’ll be visiting the Atwell Wilson Museum. Don’t forget to come back now !