Renault Captur revealed at Geneva

* New compact SUV on show * Comes with personalisation options * Diesel engine emits just 95g/km...

Renault Captur revealed at Geneva

The latest version of the Renault Captur – a Nissan Juke-sized compact SUV – has been unveiled at the Geneva motor show.

It's built on the same chassis as the new Renault Clio, but is slightly longer at 4.12 metres, and sits a little taller to give drivers the more elevated seating position of an SUV, with 200mm ground clearance. It will be offered with 16- or 17-inch alloys.

Personalisation is an important part of the Captur's appeal, with two-tone colour schemes offered along with various exterior graphics packs and interior trim options. Six interior accent colours will be available.

The cabin features a rear bench that slides forwards or backwards by up to 160mm to extend boot capacity or rear legroom. Boot space ranges from 377 to 455 litres with the bench fully forward.

There are plenty of storage areas too, with a removable 1.6-litre bin between the front seats, a large covered storage area set in the dashboard and two cubbyholes under the boot mat.

At launch, the Captur will be offered with three engine choices: a 1.2-litre TCe petrol with either 89bhp or 118bhp – the latter comes with a dual-clutch semi-automatic gearbox only – and a 88bhp diesel with CO2 emissions of just 95g/km.

All versions of the Renault Captur get keyless entry, hill start assist, Bluetooth, USB connectivity and parking sensors. Renault's new R-Link infotainment system will be available as an option.

Standard safety kit includes front, head/chest and lateral airbags, anti-whiplash head restraints, impact detection sensors and Isofix fixings. Electronic stability control with Roll Movement Intervention is also included.

The Renault Captur goes on sale in the UK in June. Prices are yet to be confirmed.

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By Pete Barden