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Ten Second Review
Renault has been a market leader in delivering plug-in hybrid technology to smaller cars - models like this one, the Captur E-TECH Plug-in Hybrid 160. This compact crossover offers a 30 mile electric driving range and, unlike some premium rivals, the powertrain's battery doesn't significantly affect either rear seat passenger room or boot space. Plus this French SUV is way cheaper than posh-badged models in this segment. So it ought to be worth a second look.
BMW, Mercedes and Volvo all offer plug-in powertrains in their compact SUVs but at quite a price - typically around £40,000. There's been very little sign of this kind of technology in the volume part of this segment, which explains why Renault feels so confident about the prospects of this model, the Captur E-TECH Plug-in Hybrid 160. Being able to deliver this kind of tech in an SUV for well under £30,000 is a major draw (you can also get it in the brand's Megane models). The E-TECH project that's created the engineering underpinning all these Renault PHEVs began back in 2012 when the French government challenged its domestic car manufacturers to deliver a range of properly eco-minded cars by the end of the decade that were capable of a combined fuel figure of around 150mpg. Cars like this Captur E-TECH are the result.
This Captur plug-in model uses a 1.6-litre petrol engine mated to two electric motors and a multi-mode clutch-less transmission that Renault says offers "excellent efficiency and barely noticeable gear changes". The system puts out 160hp (around 20hp more than the equivalent plug-in package that Kia offers in its rival XCeed PHEV) and features a 9.8kWh, 400V battery that allows a range of about 30 miles; plus the ability to travel at up to 84mph, on electric power alone. After a stop, the transmission uses electric motor power to restart the car silently, and with immediate acceleration. When passing a vehicle or merging onto the highway, it combines the combustion and electric-powered engines to increase the available power and offer better acceleration. The Captur E-TECH Plug-in features specific 'Multi-Sense' drive settings - there are three. 'Pure', activated by a special button on the dashboard, is the full-electric setting, selectable provided there is enough power. The second option, 'MySense', optimises the hybrid mode for lower running costs. Its "E-Save" feature helps to save battery power (at least 40 per cent) so that it can switch to full-electric mode when required for driving in city centres, for example. Finally, 'Sport' mode allows drivers to take advantage of maximum performance by combining the power of the engine and the two electric motors. In this setting, rest to 62mph takes 10.1s en route to 108mph.
Design and Build
There's very little to identify this E-TECH Captur model apart from its more conventional stablemates. It looks pretty smart because you have to have, at minimum, plush 'S Edition' trim, which gets you 17-inch Bahamas diamond cut alloy wheels and full C-shape LED front signature lighting for the daytime running lamps. In MK2 form, this car is 110mm longer, 20mm wider and fractionally taller than before. At the rear, there's a smart set of C-shaped LED tail-lamps. Inside, it's a bit easier to identify this E-TECH variant's plug-in origins. Specific to this model is what Renault calls a 'flying console' with an 'e-shifter' for the auto gearbox. Plus there's a provided 'EV' button to activate the 'PURE' mode that'll give you 100% electric drive (provided the battery's charged). This PHEV also gets the brand's 10-inch TFT Driver information display digital instrument binnacle screen too. And there's a portrait-style centre infotainment touchscreen display that's 9.3-inches in size and is of course smartphone 'Apple CarPlay'/'Android Auto'-compatible. The fascia also features a floating centre console that increases storage space. A couple of adults can be reasonably comfortably accommodated in the rear. And cargo capacity isn't too much affected by the plug-in powertrain; think in terms of around 400-litres of boot capacity, extendable to 1,275-litres with the rear bench folded.
Market and Model
From launch, there was a choice of two Captur E-TECH trim levels - 'S Edition' and 'Launch Edition'; think in terms of pricing in the £30,000-£31,000 bracket - which is quite a lot for a Captur but around £8,000-£10,000 less than you'd pay for similarly-sized PHEV crossover models from the premium brands. Standard kit includes what Renault calls its 'Smart Cockpit', a key component of which is the 9.3-inch centre multimedia screen, the biggest ever on a Renault model. This vertical and subtly curved tablet visually enlarges the dashboard and lends the cabin a more contemporary feel. Turned towards the driver, this screen, with its EASY LINK connected system, comprises all the multimedia, navigation and infotainment features as well as the car's MULTI-SENSE driving settings. Renault is offering 11 exterior colours and four contrasting roof finishes, which mean there are 90 different configurations for buyers to choose from. 'S Edition' trim gets you 17-inch Bahamas diamond cut alloy wheels, upholstery with part-synthetic leather trim, a wireless phone charger and a 10-inch TFT Driver information display screen in the instrument binnacle. There's also ambient lighting, a reversing camera, front and rear parking sensors, auto high beam headlamps and an auto-dipping rear view mirror.
Cost of Ownership
We've already mentioned the 30 mile WLTP-rated all-electric driving range of this model: that rises to around 40 miles on the urban cycle. You can select an additional 'B' mode via the auto gearstick to increase regenerative braking energy harvesting. Like all PHEVs, this one can offer three-figure combined cycle economy (up to 188.3mpg) and a super-low CO2 emissions figure - in this case 33g/km. Which in turn will mean a far lower BiK tax rating (10%) than the one which would apply to a conventional petrol or diesel Captur. Enough to justify this PHEV model's price premium? That'll depend on your tax situation. Your first year VED payment will be £0. Charging time via a Type 2 (mode 3) cable is 3 hours - or 4 hours 15 mins from a domestic socket. The E-TECH system's two electric motors are key to its efficiency. The first handles energy harvesting during braking and deceleration. The second serves as a starter to get the combustion-powered engine running and also supports Renault's innovative transmission system, developed from the brand's F1 racing experience. With no clutch, it handles the distribution of torque from different motors to the front wheels and optimizes energy output when changing gears. As for the warranty, that's good for up to four years or 100,000 miles. Years one and two are unlimited mileage. The PHEV system's battery has a separate 8 year/100,000 mile warranty.
By Jonathan Crouch
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Key Standard Features*
- Parking pack - Captur
- Metallic - Artic white
- Metallic paint
- 2 tone roof - Alabaster white
- 2 tone roof - Highland grey
- 2 tone roof - Diamond black
- 2 tone roof - Desert orange
- Cruise control + speed limiter
- E-Tech launch edition cloth - Black with blue stitching
- Electric rear windows
- Rear wiper
- Electric front windows + one touch + anti-pinch
- Extra tinted glass in rear windows and tailgate
- Automatic front wipers with rain sensors
- Variable speed on front windscreen wipers
- Electronic stability control
- Hill start assist
- Regenerative braking system
- Electric parking brake with auto hold function
- Wireless Mobile Phone Charger
- Lane departure warning system
- Lane keep assist
- Eco mode
- Traffic sign recognition
- Blind spot warning
- Variable assistance power steering
- Multisense with 3 driving modes + 8 ambient lighting colours
- Trip computer
- Gear change indicator
- eCall emergency call system
- 10" TFT Driver information display
- EV button to activate pure mode
- Auto dimming rear view mirror
- Body coloured door mirrors
- Electric adjustable/heated/folding door mirrors
- Black soft touch dashboard with black gloss air vent surrounds
- 6m Type 2 mode 3 charging cable
- 6.5m 3 pin socket charging cable
- EasyLink multimedia system, scheduled charging, heating and air conditioning
- EasyLink Nav 9.3" portrait touchscreen, bluetooth, DAB radio,USB ports,compatible with Apple carplay/Android auto
Exterior Body Features
- Roof bars
- Body colour door handles
- Body coloured bumpers
- Shark fin antenna
- Gloss black side door protection with chrome effect
- Longitudinal roof bars
- Automatic headlights
- LED front fog lights
- Rear fog lights
- Automatic high beam - AHB
- Full C-shape LED front and rear signature lighting with daytime running lights at the front and at the rear
- Rear air vents
- Automatic climate control with one touch demist function
- Heating system with pollen filter
- Leather steering wheel
- Height/reach adjust steering wheel
- 12V Accessory socket
- Centre console storage tray
- Sliding centre console box
- Middle console with armrest and storage
- Flying console with e-shifter
- 3 rear seatbelts
- Tyre pressure warning light
- Distance warning alert
- Front driver and passenger side airbag deactivation
- Front and rear no seatbelt warning sound
- Driver and front passenger, side, head and curtain airbags
- Driver height adjustable seat belt
- Rear door and window child locking function for rear door
- Height adjustable driver's seat
- 3 rear headrests
- Front head restraints
- ISOFIX child seat fixing points on rear outermost seats
- 60/40 split and fixed base rear seat bench
- Deadlocking system
- Anti drill door locks and locking fuel cap
- Hands free keycard with push button and start/stop function
- RAID (Renault Anti-Intruder Device) automatic door locking
- Remote central locking with thatcham approved immobiliser
Wheels - Alloy
- 18" E-TECH Pasadena diamond cut alloy wheels with grey inserts and copper and blue touches
Wheels - Spare
- Tyre inflation kit
- 0 to 60 mph (secs)
- 0 to 62 mph (secs) 10.1
- Engine Power - BHP 160
- Engine Power - KW 118
- Engine Power - PS
- Engine Torque - LBS.FT 106
- Engine Torque - NM 144
- Engine Torque - RPM 3200
- Top Speed 107
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