Renault adds Captur PHEV and Clio hybrid to range

Renault UK has confirmed full specifications of new E-TECH versions of its two most popular model line-ups: the Captur Plug-in Hybrid and the Clio Hybrid. The new Captur Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) benefits from a new petrol-electric powertrain, while the Clio Hybrid gets a petrol hybrid setup that is also capable of completing most urban journeys in zero-emissions electric mode.

The new Plug-in Hybrid and Hybrid variants benefit from technology shared across the Alliance (the 1.6-litre engine and two electric motors, plus clutchless gearbox). Energy management and braking system knowledge has been shared, allowing both Captur and Clio E-TECH models to recuperate energy lost during braking and deceleration.

Both Captur and Clio models get unique E-TECH design details on the exterior and interior to differentiate from the rest of the line-up.

Free home Wallbox for retail customers
To help owners make the most of their Captur Plug-in Hybrid, a free 7kW wallbox home charger, supplied and fitted by BP Chargemaster is included as standard for retail customers. Using this, the Captur Plug-in Hybrid can charge from zero to 100 per cent in approximately three hours, ensuring that a complete recharge can comfortably be achieved overnight. A weather resistant construction means that it can be mounted indoors or outdoors, while key-controlled access keeps it secure. Both a domestic charging cable and Type 2 charger is provided as standard.

Scheduled heating, ventilation and charging times can be controlled via the standard 9.3-inch Easy Link portrait touchscreen or via the new MY Renault APP

The new Captur Plug-in Hybrid has a sliding rear bench allowing owners to adapt the rear passenger compartment and boot space. The maximum boot volume is 379 litres, with a compartment for charging cables beneath the boot floor .

A charging socket is located on the right-hand side of the car, with helpful colour-coded light to indicate the state of charge: blue (charging), green (charged), orange (waiting) and red (no charge).

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