Renault Captur 1.6 E-Tech Plug-in hybrid 160 Techno 5dr Auto Review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Version review

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RRP£32,495
Fuel type:
petrol parallel phev
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
5 doors

The Renault Captur is keenly priced, comfortable and practical for its size – plus it has a great infotainment system. Although we've yet to try it, the TCe 90 petrol looks likely to be the pick of the range, and mid-rung Techno trim offers the best compromise between price and standard equipment.

Our favourite Techno trim is worth the extra over Evolution because the price difference isn’t huge and you get extra niceties, including bigger 18in wheels, ambient interior lighting, power-folding door mirrors, a height-adjustable boot floor and a Google-based infotainment system.

This 158bhp plug-in hybrid uses a 1.6-litre petrol engine and an electric motor. It can run on electric power alone for around 30 miles according to official figures and the battery takes around three house to charge from a home wall box. Performance is perfectly adequate, but it can fumble when switching between power sources and you’ll have to wait for the engine to really start pulling when you put your foot down hard.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH10.1 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol Parallel PHEV
GearboxAUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

217.3

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

261

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

30

g/km