Renault Captur: the first plug-in hybrid small crossover
Renault today revealed images of its second-generation Captur, a successful B-segment crossover based on the Clio. Like its donor, it integrates a state-of-the-art connected infotainment system, but more importantly, it is to become the very first plug-in hybrid in its segment.
That is, if other competitors don’t beat Renault to it: the plug-in version won’t be available for another year. It will comprise a 1.6 petrol unit mated to two electric motors and a 9.8kWh battery. The conventional engine portfolio includes a 1-litre and a 1.3-litre TCe petrol unit as well as two 1.5 diesels.
The new Captur is 11cm longer than its predecessor and sits on a wheelbase that has been stretched by 2cm for more cabin space and 81litres of extra boot volume. It will be highly customisable. Renault also promises “the most comprehensive set of driving aids on the market.”
The Captur is a global product and will also be manufactured in China.
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