The Captur is Renault’s entry to the increasingly popular small crossover market. The 1.5-litre diesel we tested promises excellent fuel economy and low emissions. However, its legal towing limit is just 900kg, so it’s strictly for lightweight caravans.

We’re expecting the Captur to pull a lightweight van well, with strong stability at speed. But, can an engine that focuses on fuel efficiency, rather than power, produce enough poke for towing? Read on to find out.