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Renault extends its hybrid SUV range

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Renault has replaced diesel versions of the Captur compact SUV line-up with a 145hp hybrid, available alongside the plug-in version launched last year.

Renault Captur E-Tech Hybrid

Hybrid versions of the Renault Captur are available alongside the plug-in hybrid offered since its launch last year.

The Captur E-Tech shares its hybrid system with the Clio. It’s an in-house design which uses two electric motors to assist a 1.6-litre petrol engine and charge a 1.2kWh battery under the boot floor. All standing starts are done using electric power, and the engine has four gears for efficient higher-speed driving.

Fuel efficiency is almost identical to the 95hp and 115hp diesel engines available when the Captur launched last year. The system returns up to 56.6mpg with CO2 emissions from 114g/km, equating to Benefit-in-Kind liability of 26%, and drivers can select an EV mode to force short bursts of electric driving.

The Captur E-Tech is available to order now, and offered in the mid and high-spec Iconic, S Edition and R.S. Line trims, priced from £24,500 to £27,695 on the road. That’s around £600 more than the 140hp petrol automatic, but with a 20g/km reduction in CO2 emissions, and £5,000 less than the plug-in hybrid version which has been available from launch.

All versions include front and rear parking sensors with a reversing camera, customisable drive modes and a touchscreen infotainment system featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity.

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Alex Grant

Trained on Cardiff University’s renowned Postgraduate Diploma in Motor Magazine Journalism, Alex is an award-winning motoring journalist with ten years’ experience across B2B and consumer titles. A life-long car enthusiast with a fascination for new technology and future drivetrains, he joined Fleet World in April 2011, contributing across the magazine and website portfolio and editing the EV Fleet World Website.

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