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Renault Captur concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

Renault is planning a line of crossovers based on Nissan platforms and styled after the Captur concept that debuted at this year's Geneva Motor Show.

According to Auto Express, the new family of soft-roaders will start with Nissan Juke-based Captur, slated to be the smallest in the lineup, and offer a mid-size model based on the upcoming Qashqai, while the top-spec model will ride on Nissan X-Trail underpinnings.

Engine sizes will range from 1.6 to 1.8 liters, and there will likely be two versions of Renault's twin-turbo diesel on offer, generating 128 or 158 horsepower. Renault promises to use heavy styling cues from the Captur concept, including its huge Renault badge, curvaceous bodywork and full-width grille.

According to AE, the entire range should have debuted by 2016, with the first models arriving sometime in 2014.




Photos copyright ©2011 Noah Joseph / AOL

[Source: AutoExpress]


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      • 3 Years Ago
      This thing makes a Nissan Juke look like a Victoria's Secret model.... WTF were they thinking?

      "Hey guys, we got this ugly car. How can we make it even uglier?"

      "I know! Let's paint it a color that looks awesome on 1 out of 1000 body styles and like vomit on all of the rest!"
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wow, head of socialist party in France threatens Ghosn saying he hasn't done enough for Renault, Renault responds with some promised reskins of Nissan vehicles 3 years from now.

      Is this really how things work in France? And is this really a prize worth winning?
      • 3 Years Ago
      #1 Damn that Fugly!
      #2 WTF is a CUV? Just call it what it is--a tall station wagon.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      • 3 Years Ago
      I bet we'll see some design cues of Captur, in some form, on redesigned Koleos, which was in all likelihood a Renault version of Qashqai ( though i'm not sure they share platforms)
      • 3 Years Ago
      Typical concept: Impossibly oversized wheels and restricted rear vision. And it's ugly, too.