Renault Concepts Hint At Design Future

Renault concepts hint at design future

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Renault used Geneva to showcase two concept cars in the form of the Captur and R-Space.

Both concepts convey the influence of the DeZir electric concept car that was unveiled at last year’s Paris Motor Show. To that end the Captur and R-Space have obvious sport features and make use of flowing lines.

Concepts are usually flights of fancy or almost-production-ready models getting a final outing before reaching the factory. The Captur and R-Space however find themselves in between those two poles with Renault promising that both cars will influence future production models including the next generation Clio supermini.

The Captur is a sporty crossover – the first of its kind from the French marque – and hints at a possible model future for Renault. Some of the more exciting features of the model – including its butterfly doors, quirky alloy wheels and interior orange lighting – will not make it to production however.

It also features a removable hard top roof – a first for a crossover – and design chief Laurens Van den Acker is pleased with his creation: "I think you can take the Renault diamond out of the grille and it is still recognisable as a Renault. I don't think a VW badge would fit in there."

The R-Space is an MPV concept that is again littered with flowing lines, curves and sleek bulges like the Captur and DeZir.

According to Renault the profile represents the stance of a sprinter in the starting blocks and evokes the ‘pent-up energy in tensed muscles’.

The major talking point for the R-Space is its rear seat provision. Rather than traditional seats Renault has included a number of cubes which can be assembled into seats or a flat load space.

Both models are unlikely to ever reach the production stage however certain features are set to influence the next generation of Renault models with the R-Space seen as a hint towards the Scenic’s eventual replacement.

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