The fans of French Auto maker’s products will be fuelled up with for their enthusiasm towards Renault cars as it is currently testing a prototype of Captur with E-Tech hybrid system in Europe.
Renault Captur may not have been able to become an established brand for the Indian auto enthusiasts but is still making the strongest figure of sales in the European markets in its respective segment. As a result of being successful in the other geographical markets, Renault Auto as a part of its escalative auto innovation process was currently spotted with its heavily veiled prototype Captur featuring dual tone fuel caps with the clue of plug-in hybrid power train beneath it.
Here are some of the highlights of the prototype Captur which may differ when the product finally arrives into the auto market:
• E-Tech hybrid setup featuring a 1.6-litre petrol engine with a 9.8kWh battery and motor.
• A combined harvest of 130 BHP of power.
• Up to 50kms of possible range from its electrically powered motor.
The design of the prototype version consisted of a change in the form redesigned LED headlamps at the front and a sleeker tail, preserving its crossover styling from the predecessor model and carries forward the razor-sharp nose and short extensions at both ends complimented by a commercial ready body and headlamps.
Under the E-Tech Plug-in auto concept as termed by Renault, the dual fuel caps will give us a clue of towards plug-in hybrid powertrain. During the event of Geneva Auto Expo 2019, a re-engineered variant of the hybrid powertrain was showcased by the French carmaker with the new Clio. In addition to its conventional petrol 1.6-litre engine, the E-Tech Hybrid is going to have an electric motor backed by an output of 40 BHP of power probably with a range of 50 Kms. The new model of the Captur will probably be complemented by a new dual-clutch automatic gearbox. Coming to the engines, the Captur is possibly going to get newly tailored variants of its existing 1.5-litre engines, along with a new 1.3-litre petrol engine in Europe.
Although there’s no specific declaration from Renault as to when Indian Auto Market would be having replacement of current generation Captur it might show in the Indian Auto Market by next year also, with the new CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Efficiency) norms becoming effective from 2022 in the Country, the future for the Captur PHEV seems to be shining.
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