Renault will introduce the plug-in hybrid crossover Captur and hybrid hatchback Clio

Renault will introduce the plug-in hybrid crossover Captur and hybrid hatchback Clio

January 9, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Renault is introducing hybrid versions that have received the E-Tech designation for its Clio subcompact hatchback and Captur crossover. The presentation will be held at the Brussels Motor Show (January 10-19) in Belgium

Despite the fact that both new products have received the designation E-Tech, yet they are slightly different. The Clio hatchback gets a classic hybrid powerplant, while the Captur crossover boasts a plug-in hybrid engine. Obviously, electrified powertrains will help limit CO2 emissions and reduce fuel consumption.

 Crossover Captur E-Tech Plug-in Hybrid is able to drive in pure electric mode 50 km with a maximum speed of 135 km / h. This was made possible thanks to a 9.8 kWh (400 V) battery pack, which works together with two electric motors, a new generation 1.6-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine and a multi-mode hybrid clutchless transmission.

One of the electric motors is HSG (high voltage starter), and the other is a “powerful electronic motor”. Renault says the combination of both electric motors and an innovative gearbox is optimized for smooth gear changes.

 It is expected that Captur E-Tech will have a consumption of 1.5 liters of fuel for every 100 km of track and will emit about 34 g of CO2 per km. the way. It is also worth noting the new driving mode, the meaning of which is that when the battery is sufficiently charged and the accelerator pedal is fully depressed, electric motors and a gasoline engine work together thanks to a series-parallel architecture.

 The Clio E-Tech Hybrid uses the same configuration as the Captur E-Tech Plug-in Hybrid, with the main difference being that it is a regular hybrid, not a plug-in hybrid. The car received a battery of 1.2 kWh (230 V). Fuel consumption in the urban cycle is reduced by 40% compared to an internal combustion engine. Clio E-Tech emits up to 100 g / km CO2 (WLTP). In full electric mode, the maximum speed is 70-75 km / h. In addition to the battery, another difference between the two hybrids is the engine power: 140 hp. in Clio vs 160 hp in Captur.