The second-generation Renault Captur has been unveiled overnight, riding on the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance CMF-B architecture first used by the latest Clio.
Over 90 different exterior colour combinations are available, with buyers able to specify one of 11 paint options for the main part of the body, as well as four roof colours (black, orange, grey and white) and three lower body colours (grey, white and orange).
The new Captur is 4228mm long, 1797mm wide, 1566mm tall, and rides on a 2639mm wheelbase. The second-generation car is 106mm longer, 19mm wider, has a 1mm lower roof, and a 33mm longer wheelbase.
The boot has a two-tier floor, and overall space has grown by 27 litres to 536L. The rear seats not only split and fold, but can also slide forward by 16cm.
While some may confuse the exterior of the new model with the original, their cabins are a world apart, with the new model sporting plenty of soft-touch surfaces, bright colours, and a floating pod for the transmission shifter.
There are 18 interior customisation options, including trim packs for the vents, gear lever surround, door inserts, dashboard, upholstery and ambient lighting.
Top-spec versions come with a 9.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and a 10.2-inch digital instrumentation screen. Lesser models have a 7.0-inch touchscreen and a 7.0-inch display ahead of the driver.
Available safety features include autonomous emergency braking, lane keeping assistance, blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control with stop and go functionality, lane centring assist, a surround view camera system, semi-automated parking, and automatic high beam operation.
At launch, the turbocharged petrol engine range begins with the TCe 100, which has 74kW/160Nm 1.0-litre three-cylinder paired with a five-speed manual. This engine is available out of the factory with a dual-fuel LPG system.
This is followed by two versions of the company's 1.3-litre four-cylinder: the 96kW/240Nm TGe 130 GPF and the 114kW/270Nm TGe 155 GPF. Both of these engines come with a particulate filter.
Both of the 1.3-litre units are available with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, while a six-speed manual is standard on the TGe 130 GPF.
There are also two 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel options on offer: the 70kW/204Nm Blue DCi 95, and 85kW/260Nm Blue DCi 115. A six-speed manual is standard on both, but the 85kW variant can be had with a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox.
In 2020, an E-Tech plug-in will join the Captur range in Europe. It will have a 1.6-litre petrol engine, and a 9.8kWh lithium-ion battery.
The plug-in hybrid model has an EV range of 65 kilometres according to the WLTP city cycle. Renault says the Captur E-Tech is also capable of 45km of emissions-free driving on the highway at speeds up to 135km/h.
Renault says the new Captur will hit the Australian market from mid-2020.