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Renault to launch Grand Captur in Europe

From its launch in 2013, Renault Captur quickly became a success in the European market leading the B-SUV segment there. Taking advantage of the great acceptance of this model. The French brand would be developing a larger version to position itself between the current Captur and the Kadjar.

To do this, Renault would take advantage of the same platform and several components as well as the Spanish plant in Valladolid. Where Captur is produced for the Old Continent and will receive an investment of 600 million euros to increase the size of the assembly line and to make a new diesel engine 1.5 dCi. On this new model, Rafael Vázquez, director of the Valladolid factory. Indicated that “he will be in the same segment B-SUV” so his denomination could be Grand Captur. As it happens with Scenic and Grand Scenic.

The All New Renault Grand Captur

Its launch scheduled for 2019. In this way, Renault plans to complement its current SUV range without overlapping models in a gap that until now Opel (with Mokka X and Crossland X) is the only one that counts with a similar offer. It is worth noting that in Europe. Sales of B-SUV already represent 1 million units annually and will soon arrive more competitors. Such as Hyundai Kona, Seat Arona, Citroen C3 Aircross and Kia Stonic which could jeopardize the leadership of the Renault-Nissan Group which also has the Qashqai as one of its referents.

There is no indication of the arrival of this new “Grand Captur” to our region. Since here the diamond mark has the Duster, which provided its platform and motorizations to Captur Mercosur.

Kelly Mckenzie

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