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Published on July 4th, 2019 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez

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Renault Captur Gets E-TECH Plug-in hybrid engine


In a segment that has become extremely competitive, the All-New Captur has reinvented itself without losing the unique identity that made the original such a success. Featuring athletic and dynamic new looks, an even more welcoming and practical interior and setting new technology standard, the New Renault Captur is more grown-up and upmarket than ever.

The All-New Captur is one of the key model’s in Renault’s Drive the Future (2017-2022) strategic plan, thanks in no small part to its status as a truly global product. Not only is it sold on every continent, the All-New Renault Captur will be also be manufactured in China, a key market for Renault.

Furthermore, the All-New Captur is important technologically, as it meets the three pillars of the mobility of the future as presented in the strategic plan, which are as follows:

  • Electric-powered: by the end of the plan, Renault will have 12 electric models in its range, and the All-New Captur will be the first Renault model to benefit from the E-TECH Plug-in hybrid engine.
  • Connected: at the end of the plan, 100 percent of vehicles in the company’s key markets will feature connected systems. The All-New Renault Captur perfectly illustrates this dynamic with its new connected multimedia system and the Renault EASY CONNECT platform.
  • Autonomy: by 2022 Renault will be marketing 15 models equipped with some form of autonomous driving technology. The All-New Captur will be one of the pioneers, joining All-New Clio in delivering autonomous driving technologies to B-segment models.

HYBRID ENGINE – E-TECH plug-in

Renault has always been a technology pioneer and the All-New Renault Captur continues that tradition as in 2020 it will become the first model in its class to be offered with a plug-in hybrid engine. Called E-TECH Plug-in it has been designed to appeal to customers where the All-New Captur will be the household’s only vehicle, delivering the longest driving range in electric mode and the best all-round performance for a plug-in hybrid model. In total, Renault has registered over 150 patents for the E-TECH Plug-in engine fitted to the All-New Captur, demonstrating its cutting-edge credentials.

Capable of driving up to 28 miles (45 kilometres) at speeds of up to 83 mph (135 km/h) in pure electric mode, the All-New Renault Captur demonstrates impressive versatility. Owners can use the car for daily trips without consuming any petrol, while longer weekend and holiday journeys can be undertaken without any range anxiety. What’s more, thanks to its specially designed system and continuous energy regeneration capability of its two electric motors, the All-New Captur always retains enough charge in its 9.8kWh battery to move away and run at low speeds in electric mode, helping to reduce fuel consumption.

The system is similar to that fitted to the New Clio E-TECH, meaning it features a braking system taken directly from the electric vehicle class. This means it allows a maximum of energy to be recovered and returned for rapid self-recharging of the battery, while the strong regenerative braking effect allows a one pedal driving technique, further boosting efficiency.

The electric part of the drivetrain is linked to a new 1.6-litre petrol engine, which has been reworked especially for this application and is equipped with a particle filter to reduce harmful emissions. It also features an innovative multimode continuously variable gearbox for smooth and seamless operation.

As for charging, the All-New Captur gets Mode 2-compatible charging plug for domestic sockets and a Mode 3 plug for charging stations.

TCe 100

Following the All-New Clio, the All-New Renault Captur is the second model in the Renault range to benefit from the turbocharged 3-cylinder 1.0 TCe. Featuring a turbocharger with an electrically controlled wastegate, an exhaust manifold that is partially built into the cylinder head, hydraulic twin variable timing control and the Bore Spray Coating that reduces its consumption and CO2 emissions, this engine is at cutting edge of internal combustion technology. With 100 PS and 160 N.m of torque, this new generation engine makes the All-New Captur a versatile SUV, comfortable both in the city and on the motorway.

TCe 130

The 1.3 TCe engine made its debut in the previous generation Captur, as well as having proved itself in numerous other models in the Renault range. With 130 hp and 240 N.m of torque if delivers strong performance, smoothness and efficiency, enabling dynamic driving while keeping fuel consumption and CO2 emissions down. Fitted as standard with a 6-speed manual gearbox, it’s also available with a new 7-speed (the previous car was a six-speed) EDC dual-clutch gearbox that features steering-wheel mounted gearshift paddles

TCe 155

At the top of the petrol range is the The 155 PS version of the 1.3 TCe engine, which with 270Nm of torque maximises the dynamic qualities of the All-New Renault Captur and its new CMF-B platform chassis. Exclusively available with the EDC 7-speed automatic dual-clutch gearbox, this unit provides keen drivers with a greater feeling of sportiness and enjoyment at the wheel, particularly when taking advantage of the MULTI-SENSE Sport mode

This 155 PS version of the 1.3 TCe engine is calibrated differently from the previous 150 PS version it replaces, allowing greater performance but with lower consumption and CO2 emissions that are optimised to meet the WLTP approval protocol.

More information and its arrival date will be shared soon.


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