Renault shows face of new baby SUV

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By IOL Motoring Staff

Renault sent us this picture with nothing more than a New Year's wish and an invitation to visit their website this coming Friday, 11 January, to take a look at the latest addition to the Renault family.

We stand to be corrected, but word on the street is that this is a new compact crossover that will likely take the 'Captur' name from Renault's similarly-themed concept vehicle from 2011.

It's basically Renault's version of the Nissan Juke and it will compete with the latter, as well as with the Ford EcoSport, Kia Soul, Chevrolet Trax and the new Peugeot 2008 that was announced on Monday.

Using Clio underpinnings, you can expect the small French crossover to offer a version of Renault's new 66kW 900cc three-cylinder turbopetrol along with the more conventional 85kW 1.2-litre four-pot turbopetrol.

Watch this space as all is set to be revealed on Friday.

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