New plug-in hybrid Renault Captur costs from £30,995
23rd Nov 2020 Danny Morgan
Renault is adding a plug-in hybrid option to its popular Captur range, offering up to 31 miles of pure electric driving.
The new Captur plug-in hybrid was announced alongside a hybrid Clio and follows an earlier announcement for the new Megane plug-in hybrid.
Pure electric range
The 1.6-litre petrol engine is joined by a 9.8kWh battery and two electric motors. This is enough for up to 31 miles of pure electric driving.
There are three main driving modes: Pure for all-electric mode, MySense which lets the car determine the optimal mode, and Sport which maximises responsiveness from both the petrol engine and electric motors.
The Captur plug-in hybrid uses Renault’s E-Tech platform which will recover energy into the battery through regenerative braking.
There is also an optional “B Mode” which allows for one-pedal driving. Release the accelerator and the vehicle will slow down to a stop and this mode also maximises the amount of energy that can be recovered into the battery.
Trims and options
There will be three trims available including a launch edition which includes some extra equipment. Otherwise there are two standard S Edition models starting from £30,995 or £31,345 for the S Edition model with Bose sound system.
As standard the Captur plug-in hybrid gets LED daytime running lights, automatic high beam headlights, front and rear parking sensors with rear-view camera and blind sport warning.
17-inch alloys come as standard, while on the inside a simple black and grey cloth upholstery is included.
In terms of tech, the Captur is centred around the 9.3-inch portrait touchscreen, which comes with Bluetooth, DAB radio, USB ports and is also compatible with Apple CarPlay and AndroidAuto.
The plug-in hybrid version of the Captur does get some exclusive equipment including a larger 10-inch digital driver display (compared to the standard 7-inch).
When it comes to charging, Renault also chuck in the Type 2 charging cable as well as a 3-pin charging cable for emergencies.
Upgrade to the Launch Edition model and you’ll get bigger 18-inch alloys with some smart copper and blue detailing. This theme continues throughout with copper and blue details on the exterior including the front bumper, front wing and c-pillar.
You still get cloth upholstery but this has blue stitching, while the white dashboard with blue line detailing helps it stand out further from the standard trims.
The Renault Captur plug-in hybrid Launch Edition starts from £31,495.
The Renault Captur E-Tech plug-in hybrid is available to order now.