BIARRITZ, France -- Renault hopes a spacious interior and a competitive price will help the Captur win buyers in Europe's fast-growing small SUV segment.
The Captur replaces the slow-selling Modus minivan. Its target market is customers seeking the high ride of an SUV but also practical features and lots of room inside the vehicle.
"Customers are looking to downsize from larger minivans but they still want the interior comfort a minivan can offer," said Ali Kassai, Renault's head of minicars and subcompacts at the Captur's press launch here.
The Captur is available with a choice of two gasoline engine variants or a diesel. Trunk capacity is 377 liters, rising to 455 liters with the rear seat folded down.
The Captur shares its underpinnings with the Clio subcompact and joins newcomers to the segment in Europe including the Peugeot 2008, Ford EcoSport, Chevrolet Trax, Opel/Vauxhall Mokka and Fiat 500X.