Renault teased the reveal of a new crossover coupe model just yesterday and now we get to see more of it, thanks to our skilled spy photographers.
This is the new Renault Captur Coupe, which wants to make the apparently popular bodystyle more accessible to customers that can’t or won’t spend the price asked by models like the BMW X4 or the GLC Coupe.
It will be the first SUV coupe built for the masses, with the test car revealing its sloping roofline and more powerful shoulder lines. The full body camouflage does a good job at hiding the rest of the design. Thankfully the aforementioned teaser revealed that the Captur Coupe will feature Renault’s latest design cues, such as the LED C-shaped headlights we’ve seen in the current Megane.
The engine lineup is expected to include the latest 1.3-liter TCe petrol engine that was co-developed with Daimler and is also featured in the new A-Class. The powerplant will be offered in various states of tune, just like in the Scenic and Grand Scenic models, meaning 115, 140 and 160PS and will be paired either with a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Reports suggest that some markets might get the upcoming Captur Coupe with a Dacia badge as well. Renault has already confirmed that production will take place at its Moscow factory, at least initially.
Stay tuned for more, as Renault is planning to reveal the new Captur Coupe in near-production concept form on August 29 at the Moscow International Motor Show.
*Post updated with new spy images