Next year, the Renault Captur will go through the restyling box. But the bestseller in the urban SUV segment will not settle for a new muzzle. It will also offer a brand new and more dynamic stern with the help of an unprecedented SUV coupe variant. Off to Peugeot 2008, which will not be entitled to a second body.
A time late in the SUV question with a first named Koleos, the one marketed from 2008 to 2016, which did not remain engraved in the memories then a Kadjar relegated to the background as soon as the Peugeot 3008 II arrives, Renault has since it was recovered. The diamond brand could count on, downstairs the Capture. Since its first version, in 2013, it has been a leader in urban SUV sales. The second generation, launched in 2019, is not resting on its laurels. It will pass next year to the restyling box, but the aesthetic operation will be accompanied by a new bodywork: that of an SUV coupé. Renault, unlike Peugeot, thinks that two proposals are better than one in order to attract the widest possible audience. A strategy that will give the diamond brand the opportunity to return the favor to Volkswagen Taigo, the coupé variant of the T-Cross.
Captur Coupé, the signature of Gilles Vidal … or not?
The restyled Renault Captur and its Coupé counterpart will both adopt the lean, horizontal look introduced by the 100% electric Mégane E-Tech, a family resemblance essential to ensure some consistency across the range. For the rest, the designers had to take into account many industrial constraints, such as the preservation of the cutouts of the shield, the tailgate, or even that of the shape of the headlights at the level of the wings, which must be similar to those of a standard Captur. We followed these precepts for the realization of our exclusive illustration. Known internally with the code “BJB project”, the Captur Coupé will be distinguished from a classic Captur by a receding roofline paired with a more sloping rear window.
The Captur coupé will be the first child developed by Gilles Vidal (ex Peugeot) since his arrival in Renault design. The temptation to mark his style will be great. However, it is a derivative of an existing model and, as such, the financial investment will be less important than for an ex nihilo creation. However, to fit the pattern of the brand’s latest achievements (Renault Mégane E-Tech electric and Renault Austral), the Captur coupé should also sport a stern light streak, with refined, high-tech lighting, referred to as micro-optics in The jargon of the Renault marketing.
This Captur split will accompany an older brother Austral in the range who will see triple. Because in addition to the 5-door body, an elongated variant of twenty centimeters will also be planned, which will bring its capacity to seven passengers, called, for the moment, Renault Grand Austral. Finally, an Austral coupe version, with more dynamic lines, will drive up prices and profit margins.