Renault is testing a hybrid version of the Captur 2020 crossover

Renault is testing a hybrid version of the Captur 2020 crossover

March 7, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Despite the camouflage, the French novelty looks pretty stylish.

After seeing a brand new Renault Clio at the Geneva Motor Show this year, we have high hopes for the next-generation Captur crossover, given that it will essentially become a crossover version of the baby Clio. The outgoing version of the model is already one of the best subcompact class crossovers and it is expected that its successor will be able to rise to a whole new level in terms of design – the Clio V is very stylish.

The pictures of the long-awaited news published here show not just a Captur II prototype, but a test car with a full production body and headlights.

Dual fuel caps show that the small crossover has a hybrid powertrain (one of the caps hid the battery charging port). This is most likely a new hybrid installation of E-Tech, presented this week for the electrified Clio.

This hybrid consists of a 1.6-liter gasoline engine producing 89 horsepower and a 40-horsepower electric motor. The transmission is a 7-speed “automatic” with double clutch. There is also a small battery pack of 1.2 kWh.

It is believed that the new version of the Captur hybrid crossover will use a larger battery compared to the Clio hybrid. According to rumors, it is about 9.8 kWh, which allows you to drive in a fully electric mode up to 48 km.

 The Renault Captur crossover is expected to go on sale in 2020.