In its second iteration the Renault Captur will get a plug-in hybrid powertrain. It will enter the market in 2020. The carmaker has already started testing the prototypes.
The official debut is expected at the next-year Frankfurt Motor Show. Interestingly, the next Captur will be the first PHEV of the brand. It’ll get Renault’s e-Tech hybrid technology developed together with Nissan and Mitsubishi.
Design and technology
The SUV will look similar to the latest Renault Megane and the 2019 Clio Mk5. Having new panels and headlights, the 2020 Renault Captur, at the same time, will be an evolution of the current successful model, but a bit longer and wider in size.
The interior will feature a central mounted portrait-orientated infotainment touchscreen like the Megan’s. There will be more space for passengers and luggage.
The new Captur will get Nissan’s ProPilot system, which makes it one of 15 new Renaults to arrive by 2022.
The model’s plug-in hybrid powertrain is based on Nissan’s 1.6-litre petrol engine coupled with an electric motor and a 9.8kWh battery. The electric driving range is 30 miles (48 km) with extra power provided for maximum acceleration.
Other offers will be a 1.3-liter petrol (Nissan’s development again) or a diesel engine.
Cost, sales start
Prices have not been announced yet, the Renault Captur PHEV will certainly cost more than the current version, whose price starts from €17,500 in France. After the premiere in 2019 in Frankfurt, the new-generation vehicle goes on sale early 2020.