A Renault to Captur the imagination of the nation

The Captur, Renault's Clio-based crossover, offers a strong visual appeal, writes Paul Healy.

11th May, 2013
In the all-important first impressions stakes, Renault seems to have it nailed.

At some point in 2012, sales of crossovers (or compact SUVs) passed those of people carriers for the first time and have continued to rise.

By mixing the best attributes of SUV, MPV and hatchback, the new crossovers have begun to take sales from all segments of the market, but it is the traditional people carrier that has been hit the hardest.

This would have been inconceivable a few years ago, when the Renault Scenic was...

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