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Brand New Renault Captur 1.6 E-TECH PHEV 160 S Edition 5dr Auto

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

10" TFT Driver information displayBlind spot warning
Cruise control + speed limitereCall emergency call system
Eco modeEV button to activate pure mode
Gear change indicatorLane departure warning system
Lane keep assistMultisense with 3 driving modes + 8 ambient lighting colours
Traffic sign recognitionTrip computer
Variable assistance power steeringWireless Mobile Phone Charger

Entertainment

EasyLink multimedia system, scheduled charging, heating and air conditioningEasyLink Nav 9.3" portrait touchscreen, bluetooth, DAB radio,USB ports,compatible with Apple carplay/Android auto

Exterior Features

Auto dimming rear view mirrorAutomatic front wipers with rain sensors
Automatic headlightsAutomatic high beam - AHB
Body colour door handlesBody coloured bumpers
Body coloured door mirrorsElectric adjustable/heated/folding door mirrors
Electric front windows + one touch + anti-pinchElectric rear windows
Extra tinted glass in rear windows and tailgateFull C-shape LED front and rear signature lighting with daytime running lights at the front and at the rear
Gloss black side door protection with chrome effectLED front fog lights
Longitudinal roof barsRear fog lights
Rear wiperShark fin antenna
Variable speed on front windscreen wipers 

Interior Features

12V Accessory socket3 rear headrests
60/40 split and fixed base rear seat benchAutomatic climate control with one touch demist function
Centre console storage trayFlying console with e-shifter
Front head restraintsGlovebox
Heating system with pollen filterHeight adjustable driver's seat
Height/reach adjust steering wheelISOFIX child seat fixing points on rear outermost seats
Leather steering wheelMiddle console with armrest and storage
Rear air vents 

Safety

3 rear seatbeltsABS+EBA
AEBSDistance warning alert
Driver and front passenger, side, head and curtain airbagsDriver height adjustable seat belt
Electric parking brake with auto hold functionElectronic stability control
Front and rear no seatbelt warning soundFront driver and passenger side airbag deactivation
Hill start assistRear door and window child locking function for rear door
Regenerative braking systemTyre pressure warning light

Security

Anti drill door locks and locking fuel capDeadlocking system
Hands free keycard with push button and start/stop functionRAID (Renault Anti-Intruder Device) automatic door locking
Remote central locking with thatcham approved immobiliser 

Technical

6.5m 3 pin socket charging cable6m Type 2 mode 3 charging cable

Trim

Black soft touch dashboard with black gloss air vent surrounds 

Wheels

Tyre inflation kit
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Electric Vehicle Data

Battery Capacity in kWh9.8Battery Charge Slow kW3.7
Battery Charge Slow Percentage0-100Battery Charge Slow Time (Minutes)180
Battery TypeLithium-ionCoupler/Connector TypeType 2
WLTP - AER (km) - City65WLTP - AER (km) - City - Max57
WLTP - AER (km) - City - Min65WLTP - AER (km) - Comb50
WLTP - AER (km) - Comb - Max45WLTP - AER (km) - Comb - Min50
WLTP - AER (miles) - City40.4WLTP - AER (miles) - City - Max35.4
WLTP - AER (miles) - City - Min40.4WLTP - AER (miles) - Comb31
WLTP - AER (miles) - Comb - Max28WLTP - AER (miles) - Comb - Min31
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - City63WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - City - Max58
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - City - Min63WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb52
WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb - Max47WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb - Min52
WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - City39WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - City - Max36
WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - City - Min39WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb32
WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb - Max29WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb - Min32

Emissions - ICE

Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6 

Emissions - PHEV

WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb34WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb - Max34
WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb - Min34 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1598Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders4Cylinders - Bore (mm)78
Cylinders - Stroke (mm)83.6Engine CodeHR16DEGen3h
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryMULTI POINT FUEL INJECTION
Gears6 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionAUTO 

Fuel Consumption - PHEV

WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb1.5WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb - Max1.6
WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb - Min1.5WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb188.3
WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb - Max177.6WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb - Min188.3

General

Alternative Fuel QualifyingTrueBadge Engine CC1.6
Badge Power160Coin DescriptionE-TECH PHEV 160
Coin SeriesS EditionInsurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0715E
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %96NCAP Child Occupant Protection %83
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095NCAP Pedestrian Protection %75
NCAP Safety Assist %74Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage100000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years5Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)10.1Engine Power - BHP160
Engine Power - KW118Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Torque - LBS.FT106Engine Torque - MKG14.7
Engine Torque - NM144Engine Torque - RPM3200
Top Speed107 

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleWLTPRDE Certification LevelRDE 2

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front215/60 R17
Tyre Size Rear215/60 R17Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleBAHAMASWheel Type17" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1576Height (including roof rails)1585
Length4227Wheelbase2639
Width1797Width (including mirrors)2003

Weight and Capacities

Gross Vehicle Weight2060Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1118
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)261Max. Loading Weight496
Max. Towing Weight - Braked750Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked650
Minimum Kerbweight1564No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11.1
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Renault Captur E-TECH Plug-in Hybrid

Renault's Captur brings PHEV plug-in tech more affordably to the compact SUV segment. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

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.

Background

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.

Driving Experience

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.

Summary

As you'd expect from a brand that's been selling electrified vehicles for over a decade, Renault is well advanced with this technology and that shows with cars like this Captur E-TECH. It's one of twelve different hybrid-engined models the brand has developed and might well prove to be the most popular PHEV cars the company makes. There's no range anxiety, no curious styling, no confusing battery lease sums to grapple with. Just most of the advantages you'll want from electrified technology with few of the drawbacks you don't. It's not all rosy of course; there's quite a price premium to pay over a conventional petrol or diesel-engined Captur variant. And there'll be a few small practicality compromises to make. But if you can cope with that, then for the right kind of buyer, this right now might arguably be the most sensible compact SUV on the market.

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Economy
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Depreciation
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* This vehicle is affected by the new 2020 road tax rules. Find out more

** Depending on the age of the vehicle, MPG and CO2 may be quoted using either NEDC or WLTP testing standards. Find out more

Figures are provided for comparison purposes. Fuel consumption under real world driving conditions and the CO2 produced will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load.

Charging station data is provided by NCPRNational Charge Point Registry UK

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£439
Deposit£999
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate2.52%
Cash price£30,262
Credit amount£28,013
Guaranteed future value£10,786
Total amount payable£32,857
Renault deposit£1250
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge8.0p per mile
Representative APR4.9%
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