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Small crossover's HEV variant is powered by a 1.6-litre petrol engine and two electric motors

The Renault Captur crossover has gained a hybrid powertrain, priced from £24,500 and officially capable of returning up to 56.6mpg.

The new Renault Captur E-Tech Hybrid is driven by a 1.6-litre petrol engine mated and two electric motors that are fed by a 1.2kW lithium ion battery. The system produces a combined 145bhp for a 0-62mph time of 10.6sec and a CO2 emissions output of 114g/km. 

“The arrival of the hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) version combines strong, responsive performance with low running costs,” Renault said. “After the Renault Captur E-Tech Plug-in Hybrid, it's the most efficient and powerful version in the range.”

The HEV trim will be offered in Iconic, S Edition and RS Line trim levels, with three driving modes and front and rear parking sensors, a reversing camera, 18in Pasadena alloy wheels and ambient interior lighting all fitted as standard. 

Three levels of regenerative braking are available, which can be set to generate energy when the car decelerates naturally, through manual braking or automatically when the driver lifts off the accelerator. 

The Captur E-Tech Hybrid also gains a five-star Euro NCAP safety rating, as earned by its PHEV sibling, with several active safety systems, including lane-keeping assistance, automatic emergency braking and traffic sign recognition. 

Deliveries of the new hybrid model are due to commence this August. 


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The Apprentice 2 June 2021

Doesn't seem very efficient for the size of car and power. I did 217 miles today, averaged 55mpg, had 0-60 of 7.9 seconds on hand with 225bhp and 4wd should I need it (unlikely for snow admittedly). It was a nice quiet journey as 40% the time I was electric running with the engine unobtrusively chipping in and charging the battery for a bit then resting. Toyota so have this nailed.

xxxx 2 June 2021

Dire, I've a bigger battery in my torch. And how can a smallish suv with 145 hp take so long to get to 60. 25k to 30k down the drain