New R5 and R4, unprecedented Austral, surprising Mégane E-Tech… and now the next Captur Coupé! Renault continues with its range revolution project. And it looks spectacular.
There is no week in which we are not surprised by any announcement or leak of Renault’s plans. If we end the year 2021 with the emotion of knowing that the R4 and R5 will revive in the form of new, more emotional electric vehicles, and with the arrival of the new Mégane E-Tech Electric, this beginning of 2022 continues to surprise us with proposals of the most interesting.
Because if only a few days ago we told you that Renault is going to launch the Austral, a new SUV that will replace the current Kadjar, today in France the portal L’Argus, always very well informed with the French manufacturers, reveals that throughout 2023 A new Captur Coupé will hit the market. Yes, it may be surprising, but this medium already anticipates even the first illustrations of what it will be like.
Already in development, and known internally with the code DJB, this new SUV will also bet on a new coupé body, as the next Peugeot 4008, Skoda Enyaq Coupé or VW ID.5 also anticipate, to give just a few examples. It will be a more sporty variant that will take advantage of the base of the new Captur that will also be updated that same year 2023.
RENAULT CAPTUR COUPÉ 2023: AT THE HEART OF COMPACT SUVS
Probably taking advantage of the new CMF/B platform of the new Clio and Captur, this new SUV will measure around 4.40 meters in length, also extending the battle compared to the current Captur. The objective, therefore, is to position itself at the heart of the compact SUV segment, which is why L’Argus even speculates that it could be destined in the coming years to replace, in the same stroke, the latest thermal Renault Mégane, and the current Renault Arkana, both without the possibility of being electrified.
The new Renault Captur Coupé will also be positioned in the range as a future brother of the Austral Coupé, another somewhat larger variant that the brand plans to launch on the market as early as 2024. With this strategy of developing new coupé SUVs, Renault seems to be following the trend shown in recent months by Audi, BMW, and Mercedes, with the continuous development of new coupé bodies, even starting from its traditional models.
Mechanically, this same information suggests that the new Renault Captur Coupé could incorporate some of the innovations announced in the Austral, such as a new 1.2 TCe engine with 48V technology, as well as a new hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions, with the 1.8 E-propeller. Tech.
With this latest project, Renault already has its SUV roadmap for the coming years. After the Mégane E-Tech, halfway between segments B and C, the Austral will arrive, which points to the top of compact SUVs. Later, already in 2023, the replacement for the current Scénic will arrive, which will also mutate into a crossover, as well as another variant of the Austral, with 7 seats. Then it would be the turn of this spectacular Captur Coupé.