All-New 2020 Renault Captur Is The Definition Of Evolution

With the all-new Renault Clio out in the open, it was only a matter of time before its Captur crossover version made its debut as well.

For now, it’s only an online debut as the public world premiere will take place at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September. As you can see, the photos match the leaked image from mid-June, revealing a completely new design, albeit one that remains easily distinguishable as a Captur.

The compact crossover now looks more athletic and dynamic on the outside while adopting a more welcoming and practical interior, as well as a comprehensive technology package.

The second Renault model to use the new CMF-B platform following the Clio, the new Captur is 110 mm (4.3 inches) longer than its predecessor. As a result, rear seat passenger legroom grows by 17 mm (0.66 inches) while the boot capacity gains a significant 81 liters (2.86 cu-ft) for a total of 536 liters (18.9 cu-ft). The 2020 Captur also offers a total of 27 liters (0.95 cu-ft) of storage in the cabin. For example, door storage compartments can now accommodate 1.5-liter bottles.

The CMF-B architecture also allowed Renault engineers to design the Captur from the outset to accommodate an electric powertrain and the latest electronic architecture. As a result, the crossover will benefit from the E-Tech Plug-in hybrid system from 2020.

Essentially the same powertrain as in the new Clio, the electrified powertrain enables the Captur to travel up to 28 miles (45 km) in pure electric mode, at speeds of up to 83 mph (135 km/h). The system combines a 1.6-liter gasoline engine with two electric motors and a 9.8 kWh battery pack.

Until the electrified power plant becomes available, customers will be able to choose from several three gasoline and two diesel engines. Petrol fans can choose between the TCe 100 1.0-liter three-cylinder turbocharged petrol making 100 PS (99 hp) and 160 Nm (118 lb-ft) of torque, TCe 130 1.3-liter turbo-four rated at 130 PS (128 hp) and 240 Nm (177 lb-ft) of torque, and the range-topping TCe 155 which is a higher powered version of the latter unit producing 155 PS (153 hp) and 270 Nm (199 lb-ft) of torque.

The top gasoline engine is mated as standard to a seven-speed EDC dual-clutch transmission (available as an option on TCe 130). The 2020 Captur also offers the choice of two 1.5-liter diesels, the Blue dCi 95 and Blue dCi 115. The former produces 95 PS (94 hp) and 240 Nm (177 lb-ft) of torque while the latter has 115 PS (113 hp) and 260 Nm (192 lb-ft) of torque. The lower powered version only gets a six-speed manual gearbox while the more powerful engine also offers the option of a seven-speed EDC. As with the previous Captur, there’s no mention of all-wheel drive whatsoever.

On the tech front, the second-generation Renault Captur offers an array of standard and available safety features including traffic sign recognition with speed alert, Active Emergency Braking, cruise control with speed limiter, LED headlights with automatic high beam, Highway & Traffic Jam Companion adaptive cruise control, departure warning, lane assist, 360-degree parking camera, and more.

Inside, there’s also the new Easy Link smartphone-inspired infotainment system available in three versions: 7-inch screen, 7-inch with navigation, and 9.3-inch with navigation. All are compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The interior design is obviously very similar to the new Clio, with the Captur also gaining access to the TFT digital screen available in either 7- or 10-inch layouts. At the rear, the sliding rear bench has carried over helping improve versatility.

The all-new Captur is a key model in Renault’s Drive the Future (2017-2022) strategic plan thanks to the very popular segment it occupies and its status as a global product. The new model will also be built in China for the first time.


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  • Mr_Fanta_Pants

    Renault are on a roll! Let’s hope the updated Megane gets a good looking interior too!

    • Wayne Alan Carr Heyes

      I hope so ! I really do

  • salamOOn

    very nice evolution inside out

  • Frase

    It’s even more of an obvious Clio on stilts than the last one, though I will admit the rear looks nice. Nevertheless, I feel this delicate, graceful design doesn’t work terribly well on a boxy and tall crossover.

  • Tinky-Winky

    Looks great, really beautiful lines and details. Interior quality seems much better as well.

  • Bash

    Sure is an evolution, but i wouldn’t really call it an all new model. it more like a radical styling update. I like this new interior btw.

    • Matteo Tommasi

      Guess what, it’s completely new. New platform, also.

    • Loquacious Borborygmus

      That’s what happens when you have a completely new model that is a styled crossover. Where can you go with the design?

  • StrangerGP

    Not a big fan of the boomerang taillights, but as a whole the car’s styling has improved by a lot. I fully expect it to become Renault’s top seller. 🙂

  • cat

    I can’t see it well in the photos did the new captur have rear brakes of discs?

    • Frederico Silva

      Yes, it appears to be so. In the side profile photo you can see the brake caliper.

      • cat

        Ok thanks!

  • Again, well done Renault.

  • erly5

    It’s a nice looking car but looks too familiar due to its similarity to the previous version. Just wonder how quickly this design will date compared to the new Peugeot 2008 which at least looks different to its predecessor. The current Ford Fiesta looks so dated already imo because it bears such a resemblance to the previous model which first went on sale back in 2008.

  • alexxx

    Very very nice desing inside out.Renault has a winner 💯

    • Dennis James

      Agree, the interior is a huge improvement, German-style 🙂 I really hope they put this interior on the Megane, which looks great on the outside but really subpar on the inside.


    I rented the last gen and drove from Paris to Berlin – 10 hours – and really enjoyed it. I know the Nissan’s in the US are similar, but somehow it felt a bit more engaging. Glad to see it’s retaining it’s good looks with this update.

  • JRP

    We need the Clio, Megane, Talisman, Captur, Kadjar, Koleos, and Alaskan in the US.

    • Matt

      Well you get the Kadjar and Koleos’s sisters – Rogue and Rogue Sport.

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