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2020 Renault Captur Revealed: New Looks and Technologies, More Practical Interior

The 2020 Renault Captur, an European best-seller, is making its debut in its next iteration. The model has become more mature and upmarket.

The 2020 Renault Captur is a part of the company’s Drive the Future 2017-2022 strategic plan. It will be on sale worldwide including China, where it is produced.

Distinctive features

The all-new Captur is the first Renault model it its class using E-TECH plug-in hybrid engine. It got a new connected multimedia system, a premium BOSE sound system, the brand’s Easy Connect platform and autonomous driving technologies.

Like the latest Renault Clio, it is built on the CMF-B architecture able to accommodate an electric powertrain.

Exterior

The 2020 model has got the totally refreshed exterior, but it retains Renault’s core desigh features.

The new Captur is 110 mm longer than the predecessor, has a wider grille, a higher waistline, a contrasting ‘floating roof’. In general, its front and rear parts are enhanced for the vehicle to look even more SUVish.

The use of chrome trim and fully LED headlamps makes it a more upmarket offer. The distinctive rear lights mounted in the tailgate panel provide the illusion of extra wideness.

New exterior colors added (90 color combinations in total).

Interior

Like the Clio, the new Captur received a ‘Smart Cockpit’ layout with a flying center console, a revolutionary driving position, an optional 9.3-inch infotainment screen in particular.

This layout gives a simpler access to Renault connectivity functions: Easy Link multimedia system, navigation, Multi-Sense and aids settings.

A TFT digital screen, with 7 or 10-inch choices available, replaces the traditional analogue instrument cluster.

The interior features high-quality trim materials, a new seat architecture, several color packs for the upholstery, a semi-panoramic sunroof option.

On the whole, the 2020 Renault Captur is more spacious, practical, comfortable, upscale inside. It provides more legroom and cargo space and more customization features.

The trunk increased to 536 liters (81 l more than before). There is a choice of 18 interior color configurations and 8 ambient lighting colors.

New engines

A wider range of gasoline and diesel engines is provided, plus a E-TECH plug-in hybrid powertrain which includes two electric motors, a 9.8-kWh battery.

Thanks to capability to continuously regenerate energy, the charge is always enough to run at low speeds in an electric mode, that helps reduce fuel consumption.

In the electric-only mode, the car can run 28 miles (45 km) at 83 mph (135 km/h).

The electric part of the drivetrain is linked to a new 1.6-liter efficient gasoline engine. An innovative multimode continuously variable gearbox is applied.

The power lineup for the new Captur includes a new-generation 3-cylinder 1.0 TCe turbo motor (99 hp and 160 Nm / 118 lb-ft of torque), a 1.3 TCe 130-hp engine (240 Nm / 177 lb-ft) fitted as standard with a 6-speed manual transmission or an optional 7-speed EDC dual-clutch gearbox.

A 1.3 TCe 153-hp (270 Nm / 199 lb-ft) motor tops the gasoline range mated with the 7 EDC.

Renault also offers a 1.5 Blue dCi diesel engine with two power options: producing 94 hp 177 lb-ft with the 6-speed MT and 113 hp 260 Nm / 192 lb-ft with the 6-speed manual gearbox or the 7-speed EDC.

The all-new Renault Captur received the most outstanding range of driver assistance systems in its class, which serve to simplify driving and to boost safety.

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