The Renaul Captur continues on its path of electrification: after the Phev (Plug-in), the full hybrid also arrives, the “normal” hybrid that has been christened Captur E-Tech Hybrid is part of a rapidly growing sector and that in inheriting the powertrain from the Clio aims at users of models with high wheels, but looking for low consumption and without having to resort to an electrical outlet to recharge the batteries. The measurements are confirmed as always, with a length of 4.23 meters. As for the design, the front re-proposes the recent stylistic language, with the large grille that is combined with full-LED headlights, while behind, with the horizontal headlights it recalls the shapes of the front ones.
To ensure an off-road touch to the new model there are the large black plastic bands that run all around the body and the plastic protection plates in the lower part of the bumpers. With this variant, the RS Line trim also makes its debut, already introduced with the Arkana suv-coupé and which offers sporty touches including the insert in the bumper that recalls the front wing of the Formula 1 single-seaters, the rear shield and specific exhausts, 17-inch alloy wheels and red trim outside and inside the cockpit.
However, the availability of a hybrid powertrain did not compromise the habitability. It also travels comfortably behind and the load compartment confirms the capacity from the basic 440 liters up to 536 liters by sliding the sofa forward up to 16 cm.
On the technological front, the Captur E-Tech Hybrid offers an infotainment with a screen up to 9 inches (the right size for a modern car) with rather clear graphics and an intuitive operating logic. It also offers the indispensable compatibility with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, in addition to the digital instrument panel with graphics that can be customized to monitor the operation of the hybrid. The hybrid engine, then, does everything by itself. The combination of a 1,600 cc naturally aspirated petrol engine, two electric motors and an automatic gearbox without clutch and synchronizers and equipped with only four ratios, allows to guarantee average consumption of about 5 liters / 100 km and a predisposition for urban driving which assumes an ideal exploitation of the electrical part for 80%. It is no coincidence that during the driving test the interventions of the thermal 1,600 were limited to the smoothest sections, with computer averages ranging between 6.2 and 6.4 liters per 100 km.
The new Captur E-Tech Hybrid 145 is included in Renault’s offer between the 1,300 cc TCe mild-hybrid 140 horsepower version and the E-Tech Plug-In, with a range of prices ranging from 25,750 euros per ‘attack set-up, the Zen up to 31,300 of the most sought after and exclusive Initiale Paris version, passing through the 27,650 euros of the Business, the 27,300 euros of the Intens and above all the 28,700 of the RS Line, the variant that could become the most requested both for the many facilities provided and for the relationship between proposal and price.