This is the first image to appear of the forthcoming Renault Captur, which is due to make its public debut at the Geneva motor show in March.

Based on the same platform as the Clio, the forthcoming supermini-crossover will rival the Nissan Juke when it goes on sale this summer.

The front-end styling borrows heavily from the recently launched Clio, and it is expected that overall, the new crossover will resemble a taller version of the hatchback, as seen in previously leaked sketches.

The Captur’s engine range is likely to mirror the new Clio hatch’s, meaning a normally aspirated 74bhp 1.2, turbocharged 89bhp 0.9 and turbocharged 118bhp 1.2 petrols will be offered. An 89bhp 1.5 will be the staple diesel.

Daljinder Nagra