At the end of last year, Renault announced the entry of a hybrid version of its Captur E-Tech crossover into the European market.
Recently, the manufacturer announced the start of sales of this version in the UK market. Here the model is priced at £ 24,500 ($ 34,700). The rivals of the “Frenchman” in this car market will be Toyota C-HR and Hyundai Kona Hybrid. Let us recall what this crossover is.
So, the E-Tech power plant consists of a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder gasoline engine, a built-in starter-generator, a compact electric motor and a 1.2 kWh battery. The total power of the entire system is 143 hp. It is transmitted to the front wheel drive via an automatic transmission. According to the manufacturer, on average, such a model consumes 4.1 liters of gasoline per 100 kilometers.
The E-Tech transmission supports three driving modes: Pure, MySense and Sport. In Pure mode, the vehicle runs on electricity only. In the second mode, the system automatically adjusts the power of the module depending on the driving style. Sport mode adjusts the engine and transmission for maximum performance.
Renault Captur E-Tech is available in three trim levels: Iconic, S Edition and RS Line. The basic equipment of the “Frenchman” includes 17-inch alloy wheels, LED optics in a circle, branded C-shaped LED running lights and rear parking sensors. Inside there is a 4.2-inch digital display of the dashboard, and besides it, a 7-inch touchscreen of the multimedia system. It is also necessary to note the lane keeping assist system, the traffic sign recognition function, the active emergency braking system and much more.
The cost of an intermediate crossover configuration is £ 26,000 ($ 36,800). The top-of-the-line RS Line features styling elements that make it look more aggressive, and is priced at £ 27,695 ($ 39,200).