A high-ranking Renault executive says the new Captur has the resources to take on both the Volkswagen T-Cross and the larger T-Roc.

Speaking to Automotive News Europe, Olivier Brosse, Renault’s programme director for small cars, said the second-generation Captur was just the right size to cover the segment.

“We decided not to go with two models in the [small crossover] segment. We would like to be able to cover, for example, the price of the Volkswagen T-Cross and the perceived quality of the Volkswagen T-Roc, but we think we can do this with one model,” Brosse said.

The new Captur, which is scheduled to arrive in South Africa in June 2020, runs on the latest CMF-B and has grown in length by a full 110 mm to 4 228 mm.

It shares its platform with the latest Nissan Juke, which Brosse describes as “probably more sporty” and “going after a younger customer than we are”.