Back in 2013, Renault jumped on the crossover bandwagon by launching the Captur (based on the B-platform of the Clio)which then got a refresh in 2017. It’s been a successful model for the French carmaker and now, the all-new 2020 version has broken cover — and it has grown in size and stature. 

It features larger dimensions than the outgoing model and a new look which has been inspired by the latest Clio. Built on the new CMF-B platform, Renault says the crossover boasts 85 per cent new parts compared to its predecessor and is lighter, more aerodynamically-optimized, and more efficient.

Measuring 110mm longer than the old car, this has resulted in a 20mm longer wheelbase (which means more legroom for those in the second row) and depending on the trim level, it can be had with up to 18in wheels. It will feature full-LED lights (front and back) while 11 exterior colours with four contrasting roof colours will be made available.

On the top spec trim the cabin is dominated by a large vertical 10.2in tablet-like screen (and a 9.3in multimedia screen on the gauge cluster panel) while the base model gets a 7.0in screen. Aside from accommodating five adults, the boot will be able to swallow up to 536 litres of luggage. 

A 1.0- and 1.3-litre turbocharged four-cylinder ranging from  100 to 155 horses and mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic will be available.

The 2020 Renault Captur should be available in dealerships in the UAE by the end of the year