The two crossovers currently produced by Renault, the Captur and the Kadjar, are expected to receive Renaultsport versions in the near future.
Renault is currently considering adding RS versions of its sub-compact and compact crossovers, the Captur and the Kadjar, respectively. The announcement hasn’t been made official just yet and it is part of a report published by Autocar. According to our source, the French based automaker is currently looking into the possibility of adding new range-topping versions of the two models.
The inspiration of the Renault Captur RS seems to have come from its “cousin”, the Nissan Juke Nismo. The Renault Sport CEO, Patrice Ratti, said that the recent success of the crossovers and SUVs are opening a new path for the carmaker and if the company’s clients will appreciate such versions of the Captur and Kadjar, coming in a reasonable budget.
“Our twin challenges are to stay on top in Europe, where competition is growing and to expand outside Europe. We want to reach 50,000 cars by the end of the decade, 50% of which are sold in emerging markets such as China”, said the Renaultsport boss.
Renault Sport Technologies has been founded back in 1976, as a merger between Alpine and Gordini competition departments and it has appeared on the market, as we know it today, in 2002. The headquarters are located in Les Ulis, France, and it had a revenue of 70.3 million EUR, back in 2013. Renault Sport is involved in the group’s motor racing department, except for Formula 1.