Live from Geneva: Renault R-Space & Captur Concepts
The first of the three French automakers making debuts this year in Geneva was Renault. And the French biased crowd (France is just a croissant’s throw away) loved the new pair of compact concepts.
The R-Space, left, and Captur, above, are the second and third concepts under the direction of Laurens van der Acker, the former Mazda head pen. Renault says, the R-Space MPV would complement the Nissan Quashqui (our Rogue) and previews a new range of modular engines. A 110 hp 900cc three-banger, with a claimed fuel consumption of 3.7 litres/100km, was powering the concept.
The Captur is van der Acker’s idea of what a Renault version of our Nissan Juke could look like, without the flashy scissor doors of course, with have zero chance of making it to the production model.