2020 Renault Captur revealed with plug-in hybrid engine

Published 03 July 2019

Renault has revealed the new Captur and announced plans to offer it as a plug-in hybrid. Prices for the standard car are expected to start in the region of £16,000 when orders open later this year.

Cosmetically, it's chunkier than before, while LED headlights are now standard across the range. Extra chrome gives it a more upmarket appearance than before, plus the lights have been redesigned in-keeping with the rest of the Renault range.

Bigger changes are inside, where Renault says it’s added high-grade materials and soft coverings for the dashboard. 

There’s also a new Smart Cockpit featuring an optional 9.3-inch portrait infotainment screen along with a digital instrument cluster available in either 7- or 10-inch layouts.

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As before, the Captur will feature a sliding rear bench which allows you to prioritise space for rear passengers or luggage. The boot capacity is up 81 litres taking it to 536 litres in total - bigger than the Honda HR-V, SEAT Arona and Ford Ecosport. 

Buyers will initially be able to choose from three petrol and two diesel engines. The petrol options include the new TCe 100PS turbocharged three-cylinder 1.0-litre which made its debut in the new Clio, along with 130PS and 155PS versions of the 1.3-litre TCe engine.

The diesel line-up is made of a Blue dCi engine with 95PS or 115PS, while buyers can also choose from a six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. 

When the E-tech plug-in hybrid model arrives in 2020, it will combine a 1.6-litre petrol engine with an electric motor and be capable of covering up to 28 miles under electric power alone, says Renault. Its 9.8kWh battery will always retain enough charge to move away at low speeds under electric power, while a strong regenerative braking system means you'll be able to resort to one-pedal driving.

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In a bid to appeal to a youthful market, the new Renault Captur will be offered in as many as 90 different colour combinations, with buyers able to choose from different colours for the bodywork, roof, door mirrors and skid plates.

The new Renault Captur will go on sale later this year with UK deliveries expected from early 2020.


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