A completely new, second generation of this popular small crossover is about to come next year as 2019 Renault Captur. Considering that this small SUV has managed to mark one million units sold after only four and a half years, we can say that this was an instant success of the French biggest carmaker.
The original version was launched in 2013 and the company already prepares a completely new version. Someone would expect a facelift but no, this will be a complete overhaul. The second generation is about to come next year, as 2019 Captur.
We are expecting to see plenty of novelties. Of course, the most notable will be new styling, but there is much more to come. Count on a completely new platform, with new engines, as well as with some elements of the autonomous drive system. Finally, expect to see a completely new, higher-grade interior design.
2019 Renault Captur redesign
A lot of new things will come with this redesign. First of all, there is a new architecture. The company works on a new platform which will be in models such as new Clio, Captur etc. Just like with the original first-generation model, we are expecting two variants when it comes to size. A long-wheelbase model should come as well. The new architecture will bring many benefits and one of the most important will be in terms of autonomous driving. Our reliable source suggests that the new 2019 Renault Captur will have a Level 2 autonomous driving. Commonly known as hands-off level, this means that the new crossover will be capable of accelerating, braking and steering. Still, a constant human monitoring will be required, in order to prevent possible mistakes. Despite all these technological novelties, the new look, as well as engines, remains the most anticipated thing about 2019 Renault Captur.
2019 Renault Captur styling
As we mentioned, new technologies are always welcome, but most of the people usually see redesigns through things like styling, interior design, and engines. So, the company will put a great effort on designing the new model. Expect to see a completely new styling, with more attractive appearance, better aerodynamics etc. Most likely, the 2019 Renault Captur will be heavily inspired by the Symbioz Concept from the Frankfurt Auto Show.
When it comes to the interior design, we are about to see plenty of new details. Of course, the focus is on the dashboard, where we are expecting to see a completely new layout, with new shapes, colors, materials etc. Another interesting thing should be a new instrument cluster. According to some reports, it should be completely digital.
2019 Renault Captur engines
When it comes to engines, we don’t expect bigger changes for the 2019 Renault Captur. The smallest unit in the offer will be a Nissan’s excellent 0.9-liter unit with 90 horsepower and 103 pound-feet of torque. An optional gasoline engine will be a familiar 1.2-liter Turbo unit, which delivers around 116 horsepower and 140 pound-feet of torque.
When it comes to diesel units, base version will feature a familiar 1.5-liter dCi unit, which delivers around 90 horses and 162 pound-feet of torque. This engine is also available with a start/stop system as an optional choice. When it comes to transmission, all engines should feature either manual or automatic gearbox.
2019 Renault Captur release date and price
The 2019 Renault Captur will certainly come next year. Still, a more precise date is yet to come. When it comes to the price, we don’t expect significant changes. Base models should go around 12.500 dollars. Competition includes numerous models, such as Seat Arona, Kia Stonic, Hyundai Kona and many others.