2019 Renault Captur . (Renault captur wave shown here). The prototype of 2019 Renault Captur has been spotted testing using the body of Clio Estate on higher suspension. As a matter of fact, the most noteworthy thing we can spot from the test mule is its significantly higher ride compared to the current Captur.
Furthermore, judging from the test equipment fitted on the car, it seems like All-Wheel Drive system might be offered as an option. If both are true and make it into the final production form, it means Renault is addressing two main limitations of the current Captur.
2019 Renault Captur Specifications
Both Captur and Clio wagon has 2.6-meter wheelbase, so nothing looks special in that department. However, we can easily notice that the test mule is wider than the current Captur.
No words yet regarding the engine. However, let’s not expect any dramatic changes. Even if the engine lineup remains the same, we definitely will welcome the usual 1.5 L diesel engine happily.
We all know that Renault Clio debuted one year earlier than Renault Captur. Despite this fact, Renault still decided to replace Captur first, and the prototype has even been spotted testing for the very first time. If you are wondering why Renault is currently putting more attention to Captur, well, the answer is very simple, because the demand is soaring high.
JATO Dynamics recently published a report stating that the demands for crossover in European market reached its peak last year, and SUV played a huge part in the increasing number of sales. Consequently, it is not a surprise if automakers put all their efforts in the development of crossover and SUV.
According to the report, crossover sales in 2016 grew to 3.8 million units from 3.2 million units in 2015. And judging from the customers’ preference and automakers’ movement, this trend will remains—if not getting stronger—in 2017. Volkswagen Golf is the most popular model with 492,952 units sold, and Renault Clio is the close second with 315,115 units.
We are also not surprised to see some big names such as Ford Fiesta (300,528 units) and Nissan Qashqai (234,340 units) to make it to the top ten. But it is indeed hard to believe to see Renault Captur made it to the top 10 with 217,105 units sold in 2016. Renault Captur even managed to outperform some popular models such as BMW 3 Series, Volkswagen Passat, Skoda Fabia and even Ford Focus.
If you are a Clio fan and you still can’t accept the fact that Captur is being replaced first, that rank might confuse you. It is clear that Clio is in the top two and it makes more sales than Captur, so why the unfair treatment? Well, this is because despite of Clio’s higher number of sales, Captur still made more profit. Furthermore, Clio’s market is limited while Captur is sold globally.
2019 Renault Captur Release Date
Let’s not expect the new 2019 Renault Captur to arrive anytime soon since it is still in its early stage of development. If everything goes well, we probably will see it debuting at 2019 Geneva Motor Show.
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