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Renault Captur-ing hybrid benefits

Renault Captur E-Tech

RENAULT has added a 'self-charging' hybrid version to its Captur range.

The E-Tech joins the E-Tech plug-in hybrid and combines a 1.6-litre petrol engine with a 1.2kW battery and twin electric motors.

It initially starts up on 100 per cent electric power for quieter running and then the car works out how to deliver as low fuel consumption and CO2 emissions as it can; Renault claims it emits 114g/km CO2 and is capable of up to 56.6mpg on the combined cycle.

Three driving modes allow you to tailor the powertrain to your liking, with 'MySense' acting as the default setting, automatically adapting the car to the driver's inputs and the driving conditions.

Priced from £24,500 and available to order now, the Captur E-Tech is available in three trim levels - Iconic, S Edition and RS Line - with middle-of-the-range S Edition cars getting 18-inch wheels as standard alongside a seven-inch infotainment system and seven-inch driver information display.

The Captur E-Tech also boasts the same five-star Euro Ncap safety test rating as the rest of the Captur line-up thanks to the inclusion of all manner of safety assistance systems.

These include lane departure warning and lane keeping assist, while automatic emergency braking warns the driver of an upcoming slow in traffic or a pedestrian in the road and will bring the car to a stop if they don't react.

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