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RENAULT CAPTUR HATCHBACK

1.6 E-TECH Hybrid 145 R.S.Line 5dr Auto

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Key Features

Transmission Type
Transmission TypeAutomatic
Fuel Type
Fuel TypeHybrid
Emissions
Emissions114.00g/km
Top Speed
Top Speed106mph

Driver Convenience

  • 7" TFT Driver information display
  • Cruise control + speed limiter
  • eCall emergency call system
  • Eco mode
  • EV button to activate pure mode
  • Front and rear parking sensors with rear view camera
  • Gear change indicator
  • Lane departure warning system
  • Lane keep assist
  • Multisense with 3 driving modes + 8 ambient lighting colours
  • Renault automatic emergency assist
  • Traffic sign recognition with over speed prevention
  • Trip computer
  • Variable assistance power steering

Entertainment

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

Exterior Features

  • Aluminium Renault sport door sills
  • Auto dimming rear view mirror
  • Automatic front wipers with rain sensors
  • Automatic headlights
  • Automatic high/low beam
  • Black side door protection with chrome effect
  • Body colour door handles
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Body coloured door mirrors
  • C Shaped LED front and rear lighting signatures with 3D effect on the rear lights
  • Double chromed exhaust tailpipes element
  • Drivers one touch window with anti-pinch feature
  • Electric adjustable/heated/folding door mirrors
  • Electric rear windows
  • Extra tinted glass in rear windows and tailgate
  • Frameless rear view mirror
  • Front bumper with F1 blade and honeycomb front grille
  • Front grille with chrome upper trim
  • Full LED headlights
  • Grey front and rear skid plate
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED front fog lights
  • LED high level brake lights
  • LED rear fog light
  • Longitudinal roof bars
  • Rear side wing doors
  • Rear wing door
  • Rear wiper
  • RS Line badges on front wing and hatch door
  • Shark fin antenna

Interior Features

  • 12V Accessory socket
  • 3 rear headrests
  • 60/40 split and fixed base rear seat bench
  • Aluminium pedals
  • Automatic climate control with one touch demist function
  • Black roof lining
  • Centre console storage tray
  • Flying console with e-shifter
  • Front head restraints
  • Glovebox
  • Heating system with pollen filter
  • Height adjustable driver's seat
  • Height adjustable passenger seat
  • Height/reach adjust steering wheel
  • ISOFIX child seat fixing points on rear outermost seats
  • LED front roof lights
  • Middle console with armrest and storage
  • Modular boot floor
  • Perforated leather steering wheel with red stitching and RS Line badge
  • Rear air vents
  • Red insert on air vent
  • RS Line synthetic leather/cloth upholstery with red lines and red stitching
  • Single front passenger seat
  • Sliding rear bench

Passive Safety

  • 3 rear seatbelts
  • ABS+EBA
  • AEBS
  • B Brake Mode - One pedal driving with increased regenerative braking
  • Distance warning alert
  • Driver and front passenger, side, head and curtain airbags
  • Driver height adjustable seat belt
  • Electric parking brake with auto hold function
  • Electronic stability control
  • Front and rear no seatbelt warning sound
  • Front dash warning indicator in case of heavy braking
  • Front driver and passenger side airbag deactivation
  • Hill start assist
  • Rear door and window child locking function for rear door
  • Tyre pressure warning light

Security

  • Anti drill door locks and locking fuel cap
  • Central door locking
  • Deadlocking system
  • Hands free keycard with push button and start/stop function
  • RAID (Renault Anti-Intruder Device) automatic door locking

Trim

  • Carbon style soft touch dashboard

Wheels

  • 18" Le castellete diamond cut alloy wheels

Exterior Features

Paintwork

Trim

Wheels

Electric Vehicle Data

  • Battery Capacity in kWh
    1.2
  • Battery Type
    Lithium-ion

Emissions - ICE

  • HC+NOx
    Not Available
  • Particles
    Not Available
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    EURO 6
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb
    114

Engine and Drive Train

  • Camshaft
    DOHC
  • Catalytic Convertor
    Yes
  • CC
    1598
  • Cylinder Layout
    IN-LINE
  • Cylinders
    4
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm)
    78
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm)
    83.6
  • Engine Layout
    FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Delivery
    TURBO INJECTION
  • Gears
    6 SPEED
  • Number of Valves
    16
  • Transmission
    SEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
    No
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb
    5
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb
    56.5

General

  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying
    Yes
  • Badge Engine CC
    1.6
  • Badge Power
    145
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    E-TECH Hybrid 145
  • Coin Series
    R.S.Line
  • Generation Mark
    2
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
    14E
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
    96
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
    83
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
    5
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
    75
  • NCAP Safety Assist %
    74
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?
    No
  • Special Edition
    No
  • Special Order
    No
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
    100000
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
    5
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    M1

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs)
    10.6
  • Engine Power - BHP
    142
  • Engine Power - KW
    105
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT
    106
  • Engine Torque - MKG
    14.7
  • Engine Torque - NM
    144
  • Engine Torque - RPM
    3200
  • Top Speed
    106

Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle
    WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level
    RDE 2

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    Yes
  • Space Saver?
    No
  • Tyre Size Front
    215/55 R18
  • Tyre Size Rear
    215/55 R18
  • Tyre Size Spare
    TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style
    LE CASTELLETE
  • Wheel Type
    18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Height
    1576
  • Height (including roof rails)
    1585
  • Length
    4227
  • Wheelbase
    2639
  • Width
    1797
  • Width (including mirrors)
    2003

Weight and Capacities

  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
    1149
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    305
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked
    750
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
    715
  • No. of Seats
    5
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
    11.1

With self-charging hybrid tech, an electrified version of Renault's Captur makes more sense, thinks Jonathan Crouch

Background

Almost un-noticed was Renault's decision at the end of 2020 to dump all the dCi diesel versions of its Captur small SUV in preparation for the launch of this model, the Captur E-Tech Hybrid 160. Unlike its PHEV stablemate, this self-charging HEV model sells for diesel variant money and will cost a lot less than a black pump-fuelled small SUV to tax. While delivering very similar fuel and CO2 efficiency figures. Advantages over the PHEV variant include a huge £5,000 price saving and a much larger boot. We suspect that this lighter HEV derivative might sometimes be more frugal to run in the real world too. And you don't have the hassle of having to continually plug it in.

Driving Experience

Here, Captur customers are offered a 'self-charging' full-Hybrid unit like that in rival Toyota C-HR or a Hyundai Kona Hybrid small SUV models, so it can, for very short periods, run independently on full-electric power (unlike the 'mild hybrid' engines you'll now find in quite a few of this car's small SUV rivals). Renault makes much of the way the design of this car's engine borrows from its F1 racing technology. Like the brand's racing powerplant, this one is extremely compact and features two electric motors, one with 36kW on the rear of the gearbox and one with 15kW on top of the transmission, along with a four-cylinder 1.6-litre normally aspirated petrol engine which contributes most to the 145hp total output. The gearbox is an auto of course (but of the more unusual 'dog box' clutchless variety) and the motor is powered by 1.2 kWh lithium-ion battery pack located beneath the boot floor. The rest of the drivetrain has somehow been shoehorned beneath the bonnet. There's plenty of mid-range pulling power, so plenty of scope for enthusiastic progress here, particularly if you select the most dynamic of the three drive modes on offer - 'Sport'. But you're not going to want to use that too often for fear of decimating the frugal fuel returns which would have prompted you to choose this car in the first place. For the best readings, you'll most of the time want to stay in 'MySense', a hybrid setting which blends the petrol and electric motor output for maximum economy. In town, you might want to select the 'Pure' mode (or the 'EV' button on the centre console) which prioritises battery-electric drive up to about 38mph, providing there's sufficient charge. Renault claims that a Captur E-Tech Hybrid will be able to travel for 80 per cent of urban journeys on battery power alone. There's also a further 'Brake' setting on the gear lever, which increases throttle lift-off electrical regeneration.

Design and Build

Apart from E-TECH badges on the B-pillars and the tailgate, there's very little to identify this E-TECH Captur model apart from its more conventional stablemates. It looks pretty smart too, a typical mid-range 'Techno'-trimmed variant featuring 18-inch Pasadena diamond cut alloy wheels, roof bars, two-tone exterior paint with a contrasting roof colour and full C-shape LED front signature lighting for the daytime running lamps. At the rear, there's a smart set of C-shaped LED tail-lamps. Inside, changes over a conventional Captur are limited to an E-Tech badge on the dash and a centre console EV button. There's grey cloth upholstery with synthetic leather and grey stitching and what Renault calls a 'flying console' with an 'e-shifter' for the auto gearbox. This Hybrid model gets the brand's 7-inch TFT Driver information display digital instrument binnacle screen too. And there's a portrait-style centre infotainment touchscreen display that's also 7.0-inches in size and is of course smartphone 'Apple CarPlay'/'Android Auto'-compatible. A couple of adults can be reasonably comfortably accommodated in the rear, which features the usual Captur sliding bench. And cargo capacity is much less affected by the HEV powertrain than it is by the PHEV set-up; think in terms of around 326-litres of boot capacity, which compares to 422-litres for the conventional Captur but just 265-litres for the Plug-in version. Push forward the rear bench in this Hybrid model and the cargo area is extended to 440-litres. Fold flat the rear bench and the cargo area is extendable to 1,149-litres.

Market and Model

From launch, there was a choice of three Captur E-TECH Hybrid 145 trim levels - 'Evolution', 'Techno' and 'R.S. Line'. Pricing starts from around £25,000 and stretches up to just under £28,000. That's about £5,000 less than an equivalent Captur E-Tech Plug-in Hybrid 160 model. You don't get as big an EASY LINK central screen as you do on the Plug-in variant - this one's just 7-inches in size. But it's still your access point for 'Apple CarPlay'/'Android Auto' smartphone-mirroring, a DAB tuner and Bluetooth audio streaming. 'Always-on' 4G connectivity supports automatic updates from Google, TomTom and Coyote, ensuring that this media platform is always up to date. We detailed some of the equipment features of mid-range 'S Edition' trim in our 'Design' section; you also get an auto-dimming rear view mirror, an electronic parking brake with an auto-hold function, a wireless 'phone charger and Renault's 'MULTI-SENSE' package which offers this model's three driving modes and eight ambient lighting settings. Plus various core Captur features - things like full-LED headlights, power-folding heated mirrors, tinted rear windows and a Thatcham immobiliser, along with 'RAID' 'Renault Anti Intruder Device' automatic locking.

Cost of Ownership

You're not going to be able to go very far on all-electric drive in this Captur Hybrid, but that's not the point of the HEV powertrain. Instead, it's there to constantly cut in and out with battery power at urban speeds. The result may not be the 3-figure WLTP-rated combined cycle fuel figure achieved by the PHEV variant, but we'd suggest that this Hybrid 145 model's official 58.9mpg figure is far more real-world achievable, as is its quoted 108g/km CO2 reading. You can see why Renault no longer offers a Captur diesel. There'll certainly be a lower BiK tax rating than the one which would apply to a conventional petrol Captur (26% as opposed to 31%). Of course, official figures are one thing; actual day-to-day returns are another and mindful of this, Renault has provided a variety of e-driving tools to enable Captur Hybrid drivers to get as close as possible to the stated readings. As you drive, you'll need to keep a close eye on the central dial, keeping its needle as often as possible in the 'Charge' rather than the 'Power' section. You'll also want to make use of the piano key-style EV drive mode button below the central screen. This is for slow town traffic and when activated, it prioritises battery-electric drive up to about 27mph, providing there's sufficient charge. Renault reckons that it should be possible for a Captur E-TECH Hybrid 145 owner to drive around town at low speeds in all-electric mode for 80% of the time. On the open road, remember to switch the auto gear lever to its 'B' position so that you can maximise regenerative brake energy harvesting and so preserve battery charge.

Summary

We commented when testing the PHEV version of this car that we'd struggle to recommend it though, over this self-charging HEV variant. Compared to a Plug-in Captur, here you get a much larger boot and a significantly lower price. And unless the PHEV model's Benefit-in-Kind tax savings are really significant for you, you'd need a very dedicated charging regime to make the running costs of the Plug-in version massively better those of this self-charging model. And in summary? Well you could either see this as a small SUV with needlessly expensive technology. Or wonder who wouldn't want a small, economical little crossover borrowing its transmission and motor technology from the most up-to-the-minute thinking in F1. In short, there's a lot to like about what Renault's served up here.

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