Rumoured as early as 2017, the the French brand is developing a sibling to the soon to be revealed Mk2 Captur and could reveal it in 2020.
A Clio-based prototype has recently been spotted testing in Spain, where Renault builds the Captur in its Valladolid factory. The car featured a significantly raised body, larger-diameter wheels and tyres and an widened track, suggesting the outgoing Clio bodywork is covering an adapted platform.
While unconfirmed, it’s expected Renault will employ the CMF-B platform used by the new Clio and Captur. The firm could offer a sportier, driver-focused alternative to the former, like Ford will with the Puma alongside the Ecosport.
Like the new Captur, such a model would be offered with petrol, diesel and a plug-in hybrid ‘E-Tech’ variant, offering zero-emissions driving and increased performance.