Renault Captur Concept at 2011 Geneva Auto Show
5 March 2011
Photo by Noah Joseph/AOL
Renault describes the Captur as a sporty crossover that would be utilized by two people bent on exploring the world.
According to automaker’s perss-release Captur makes use of a twin-turbo engine-concept, developed from the new 1.6 dCi, Energy dCi 130. The range of electric vehicles will run alongside internal-combustion engined models that combine performance with contained fuel consumption. This Energy dCi Concept engine fits perfectly within this strategy. It produces 118kW (160hp) from a capacity of 1.6 litres – that's a specific power output of 100hp per litre, which is comparable with that of engines such as the one under the bonnet of Clio Renaultsport. Peak torque (380Nm) is available from as low as 1,750rpm.
The cabin features an orange theme, plus fluorescent highlights picked out by a constant flow of light. The centre console, door casings and dashboard are formed using a translucent material. At the front of the cabin, this includes a glimpse of the high-tech fibre ropes – luminescent in places – that have been employed for most of the passenger compartment. The rear of the car designed like a multipurpose area where the deck is lined with three layers of rope. The stretched cords are laid out in a way that allows items to be secured safely, thus providing a reconfigurable storage area. They also provide an opportunity for relaxation thanks to the supple elasticity of the structure.