- Efficient new E-TECH variants added to two popular Renault models
- All-New Captur Plug-in Hybrid brings benefits of PHEV powertrain to best-selling crossover
- Renault’s first PHEV boasts up to 30 miles all-electric driving range with CO2 emissions of 33g/km and 188.3mpg
- Free BP Chargemaster Wallbox to customers of the All-New Captur Plug-in Hybrid
- All-New Clio Hybrid is first hybrid version of the popular supermini, offering performance and efficiency
- Available across All-New Clio trim levels, including new range-topping Launch Edition
- All-New Clio Hybrid capable of driving on electric power for 80 per cent of urban journeys
- All-New Captur customer deliveries starting from September and All-New Clio deliveries beginning in September
- Attractive Benefit In Kind (BIK) rates for 2020/2021 with 22 per cent for All-New Clio Hybrid and 10 per cent for All-New Captur Plug-in Hybrid
- Prices start OTR from £19,595 for the Clio Hybrid and £30,495 for the Captur Plug-in Hybrid
- Available to order now
Renault UK has confirmed full specifications of new E-TECH versions of the two most popular model line-ups: All-New Captur Plug-in Hybrid and All-New Clio Hybrid.
Already offered with a wide range of powertrain options giving customers more choice than ever before, these electrified versions enhance the Captur and Clio’s appeal further for those looking for strong performance and low running costs.
The All-New Captur Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) benefits from a new petrol-electric powertrain, making it the most efficient and economical in the range as well as the most powerful. Meanwhile, All-New Clio Hybrid gets a petrol hybrid setup offering a smooth and responsive drive with all the benefits of an economical hybrid drivetrain capable of completing most urban journeys in zero-emissions electric mode.
The new Plug-in Hybrid and Hybrid variants benefit from technology shared across the Alliance (the 1.6-litre engine and two electric motors, plus clutchless gearbox), while technology influenced by the Renault Formula One Team also features. Energy management and braking system knowledge has been shared, allowing both All-New Captur and All-New Clio E-TECH models to recuperate energy lost during braking and deceleration.
Both All-New Captur and All-New Clio models get unique E-TECH design details on the exterior and interior to differentiate from the rest of the line-up, complementing the eye-catching and sophisticated look of both model ranges.
All-New Renault Captur Plug-in Hybrid
A favourite in the Renault range, the All-New Captur is more athletic and dynamic than ever, and with an even stronger SUV identity. An unmistakable presence on the road the totally redesigned exterior is more modern, distinctive and expressive, yet remains true to Renault’s core design values.
The introduction of this powertrain means that it is unique in offering an appealing plug-in hybrid drivetrain in the compact crossover segment, delivering excellent performance and class-leading low running costs. It makes plug-in hybrid mobility available to a wider spectrum of buyers than ever before, and with attractive BIK rates of just 10 per cent for company car drivers for 2020/2021, the Captur Plug-in Hybrid is a tempting and affordable option for business users too.
Renault’s first ever Plug-in Hybrid powertrain
The Captur Plug-in Hybrid uses a 1.6-litre petrol engine alongside a 9.8kWh battery driving two electric motors, enabling an all-electric driving range of 30 miles (WLTP) and total power output of 160hp. This makes it ideal for short, zero-emissions journeys around town, while the petrol engine is perfect for more extended longer journeys. When making full use of the battery and electric motor, All-New Captur Plug-in Hybrid is capable of up to 188.3mpg and 33g/km of CO2. Top speed in all-electric Pure mode is 84mph, with an acceleration from zero to 62mph in 10.1 seconds.
Renault’s Multi-Sense driving modes provide the ability to tweak the driving experience to personal preferences or depending on the road or journey conditions. Pure – a new mode specific to the Plug-in model– allows for zero-emissions all-electric driving when the battery is sufficiently charged for up to 30 miles.
Alternatively, Sport mode makes full use of both petrol engine and electric motor for faster responses when there’s sufficient charge, ideal for safe overtaking manoeuvres, for example.
There’s also an E-Save function that limits use of the battery and saves energy for it to be utilised later by prioritising use of the petrol engine. The driver can then switch to battery power when more appropriate later, such as in town where full electric driving is preferable and zero-emissions running achievable.
Free home Wallbox for retail customers
To help owners make the most of their All-New Captur Plug-in Hybrid, a free 7kW wallbox home charger, supplied and fitted by BP Chargemaster is included as standard for retail customers. Using this, the All-New Captur Plug-in Hybrid can charge from zero to 100 per cent in approximately three hours, ensuring that a complete recharge can comfortably be achieved overnight. Thanks to its sleek, ergonomic design the wallbox is unobtrusive and easy to use. A weather resistant construction means that it can be mounted indoors or outdoors, while key-controlled access keeps it secure. Both a domestic charging cable and Type 2 charger is provided as standard.
Scheduled heating, ventilation and charging times can be controlled via the standard 9.3-inch Easy Link portrait touchscreen or via the new MY Renault APP
All-New Captur Plug-in Hybrid has a sliding rear bench allowing owners to adapt the rear passenger compartment and boot space. The maximum boot volume is 379 litres, with a compartment for charging cables beneath the boot floor .
A charging socket is located on the right-hand side of the car, with helpful colour-coded light to indicate the state of charge: blue (charging), green (charged), orange (waiting) and red (no charge).
Plug-in Hybrid available in two high-specification trims
The All-New Captur’s interior is more spacious, versatile and eye-catching than ever. With premium materials, the potential for personalisation with distinctive interior colour packs, and supremely supportive seats, it sets new standards for the class. And with its Smart Cockpit arrangement, it feels thoroughly modern and is more connected than ever, too.
The E-TECH Plug-in Hybrid powertrain is available on the highly-specified All-New Captur S Edition trim level, as well as the new Launch Edition.
In S Edition trim (available from £30,495), the Captur Plug-in benefits from the generous standard equipment list including:
- 17-inch Bahamas diamond cut alloys wheels
- 9.3-inch Easy Link touchscreen with sat-nav, WiFi and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity
- Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) with Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keep Assist, Autonomous Emergency Braking and Trafic Sign Recognition, Blind Spot Warning
- Front and rear parking sensors with rear view camera
- Wireless phone charging
- 10-inch TFT driver information display
- Flying console and e-shifter gear selector with Brake (B) mode and E-TECH badge
- EV button on piano keys beneath the touchscreen, replacing stop-start button
- Full LED headlamps and rear lights
- Automatic high-beam
- Multi-Sense with three driving modes and eight ambient lighting colours
- Black and grey upholstery and fabric seats with dark grey stitching
Optionally available on S Edition models are range of exterior colour packs in orange or grey, blue or red interior colour packs or a Luxury Pack with black heated leather seats and steering wheel. A useful 360-degree Around View Monitor is also available to aid with parking manoeuvres.
Specific exterior design enhancements include E-TECH badges located on the bootlid and B-pillar to denote the PHEV powertrain, while the 10-inch Smart Cockpit features E-TECH-specific details and personalisation options to display eco features. Also unique to E-TECH models is an e-shifter gear selector with a Brake function allowing one pedal driving when driving in full electric mode to adjust the level of regenerative braking to conserve energy.
Available for the first time is All-New Captur Launch Edition. Sitting at the top of the line-up, and available for just £500 over S Edition, it builds on the high-specification model with the following equipment to help it stand out even further:
- 18-inch Pasadena alloy wheels with grey inserts and copper and blue detail
- Exterior blue and copper details on front bumper, front wing and c-pillar
- Cloth upholstery with blue stitching
- Specific white dashboard insert with blue line
The equipment list can be enhanced further with Bose sound system upgrade, 360-degree Around View Monitor and the Luxury Pack.
New Renault Clio Hybrid
All-New Clio is more elegant and dynamic and, while it retains the old Clio’s sleek profile which proved to be such a big hit with owners of the previous car, the new car is more distinctive than ever thanks to a series of design enhancements from the more pronounced front bumper right through to the new vibrant Valencia Orange exterior tone.
The award-winning supermini has offered no-compromise versatility for 30 years, but it goes one step further with the Hybrid model. While offering the highest power output in the Clio range, the Hybrid is all about efficiency and usability and is available across Play, Iconic, S Edition and R.S. Line trim lines, as well as a range-topping Launch Edition.
Advanced E-TECH Hybrid powertrain
Under the bonnet of All-New Clio Hybrid models is a 1.6-litre petrol engine and two electric motors, driven via an F1-inspired clutchless automatic transmission.
Key benefits of the efficient hybrid powertrain are effortless responses and easy driving, with the All-New Clio able to travel for 80 per cent of urban journeys on battery power alone. This affords All-New Clio impressive fuel economy returns of 64.2mpg and CO2 emissions as low as 98g/km, while also being able to travel up to 38mph in all-electric mode.
A focus on economy doesn’t mean performance has been compromised. The All-New Clio Hybrid is the most powerful in the line-up with 140hp. The petrol engine mobilises a maximum torque of 144Nm, whilst the electric motor generates 205Nm. The HSG (High-Voltage Starter Generator) delivers an addition 50Nm resulting in excellent acceleration – especially at speeds of between 50mph to 75mph where the battery assists with sharper responses than a conventional petrol or diesel engine, enabling a 50mph to 75mph time of just 6.9 seconds.
These characteristics make the All-New Clio Hybrid a perfect companion for those looking for an efficient urban runaround that’s just as at home out of town. It’s a compelling proposition for company car users too, thanks to a low BIK rate of just 22 per cent for 2020/2021.
Sophisticated exterior with specific design cues
The new Launch Edition comes with unique features to stand out even more. For the exterior, a blue colour pack features blue detail on the front grille, black lower skirt with blue stripe, blue side detail and blue chrome on the 17-inch Viva Stella Diamond Cut alloy wheels.
A new Blanc Quartz metallic paint is exclusively available for the Launch Edition specification, with Urban Grey also available across other models. The exterior is finished off with a shark fin antenna and black door mirrors.
High-grade interior with comprehensive equipment list
Inside, E-TECH-specific blue details feature to match the distinctive exterior of the All-New Clio. Sharing the modern and user-friendly Smart Cockpit arrangement with the Captur, the Clio’s revolutionary interior design lends it a truly premium feel, backed up by the latest technology available with full smartphone integration, crisp infotainment and driver displays and a choice of interior colour options. Vision Grey interior design elements bring a sophisticated feel to E-TECH models, with the blue interior colour pack complementing the colour scheme with a blue air vent strip and stitching on the gear lever.
All models fitted with the E-TECH Hybrid powertrain get a 7-inch TFT ‘Smart Cockpit’ digital driver’s display with Hybrid-specific graphics and displays, while retaining the generous standard equipment across all models from Play to R.S. Line, continuing the Clio tradition of offering exceptional value. All models also come with E-TECH badging on the gearstick, while an EV button to select all-electric driving (when sufficient battery charge is available) has taken the place of the stop-start button beneath the touchscreen.
This builds on the high level of standard specification already available across all Clio trim levels. And with the E-TECH Hybrid powertrain available on all model lines, buyers have more choice than ever.
Kicking off the All-New Clio range is the Play with equipment comprising:
- Multimedia system with Bluetooth, DAB and USB connection
- Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) with lane departure warning, lane keep assist, autonomous emergency braking and traffic sign recognition
- Full LED headlamps with automatic illumination
- Cruise control and speed limiter
- Flex 16-inch wheels
- Body coloured door handles and mirrors with automatic folding mirrors
Building on this is Iconic, with:
- 16-inch diamond cut alloy wheels with black inserts
- 7-inch Easy Link touchscreen with sat-nav, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- Handsfree key card
- Rear parking sensors
- Front LED fog lights
- Tinted rear windows
Options available for All-New Clio Iconic include Orange Exterior Colour Pack, Orange Interior Colour Packs, 17-inch alloy wheel upgrade and Comfort and Convenience Packs.
S Edition boosts the level of standard kit further, with:
- 17-inch Viva Stella grey alloy wheels
- 9.3-inch infotainment screen with satellite navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- Front parking sensors and rear view camera
- Automatic high and low beam with automatic wipers
- Climate control
- Full C-shape signature lighting
- 7-inch TFT driver information display
- Vision Grey interior styling
S Edition can be enhanced with the addition of Bose Premium Speaker System, Exterior and Interior Colour Packs and a diamond cut alloy option with black inserts.
R.S. Line specification gives a more dynamic look and feel with:
- 17-inch R.S. diamond cut alloys with grey inserts
- R.S. Line exterior pack with specific front bumper with F1 blade painted gunmetal and beehive lower grille, chrome badges with R.S. Line signature
- Gunmetal grey lower door protectors and rear spoiler
- R.S. interior trim
- Perforated leather steering wheel
Available from the options list are the Luxury, Storage and Tech packs, Bose Premium Speaker System and 10-inch driver display.
Finally, Launch Edition sits at the top of the range, available exclusively with the new E-TECH Hybrid engine. Standard equipment unique to the Launch Edition consists of a central armrest with storage and an electric parking brake with auto hold, while all
E-TECH-equipped cars benefit from the 7-inch digital drivers’ display.
The Launch Edition specification can be enhanced further with the addition of the Tech Pack. This feature-packed extra bundles together 360-degree Around View Monitor with handsfree parking and wireless phone charging, complementing the standard-fit 9.3-inch Easy Link navigation system. There’s also an optional Bose sound system upgrade available.
About Renault E-TECH
Inspired by the EOLAB concept car unveiled at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, Renault E-TECH Plug-in Hybrid and Hybrid powertrains were developed and patented by Renault Engineering.
The 1.6-litre petrol engine is paired with two electric motors, one of which is a High-Voltage Starter Generator (HSG) and a
multi-mode clutchless gearbox, inspired by Renault’s Formula One Team technology and expertise.
These systems allow for 100 per cent electric start thanks to the clutchless transmission – the engine is therefore not required when starting the vehicle. However, the E-TECH system automatically detects when the engine is required, seamlessly engaging to deliver the power required in different driving circumstances. The engine and electric motor can operate in unison or individually, driving all power to the front wheels.
Taking influence from F1 technology, kinetic energy can be recovered during deceleration and braking. This happens automatically either in natural slowing down or via braking, with the driver able to engage a dedicated Brake (B) mode via the gearlever to increase the level of deceleration. Energy recuperated is sent back to the charge the battery.
Renault’s CMF-B modular architecture allows for easy adaptability of PHEV and HEV powertrains, designed from the beginning to accept electrified variants across All-New Captur and All-New Clio line-ups.
Both All-New Captur and All-New Clio E-TECH models benefit from Renault’s comprehensive 5-year, 100,000-mile warranty and a 8-year, 100,000 mile warranty for the traction battery.
|Power (hp)||Torque (Nm)||Acceleration 0-62 (s)||Top Speed (mph)||Fuel consumption (mpg)|
|All-New Captur S Edition Plug-in Hybrid||160||144Nm (ICE)|
205Nm (Electric motor)
|All-New Captur Launch Edition Plug-in Hybrid||160||144Nm (ICE)|
205Nm (Electric motor)
|Power (hp)||Torque (Nm)||Acceleration 0-62 (s)||Top Speed (mph)||Fuel consumption (mpg)|
|All-New Clio Play Hybrid||140||144Nm (ICE)|
|All-New Clio Iconic Hybrid||140||144Nm (ICE)|
|All-New Clio S Edition Hybrid||140||144Nm (ICE)|
|All-New Clio R.S.LINE Hybrid||140||144Nm (ICE)|
|All-New Clio Launch Edition Hybrid||140||144Nm (ICE)|
|CO2 (g/km)||VED Year 1||BIK (%)||Price OTR|
|All-New Captur S Edition Plug-in Hybrid||33||£0||10||£30,495|
|All-New Captur Launch Edition Plug-in Hybrid||33||£0||10||£30,995|
|CO2 (g/km)||VED Year 1||BIK (%)||Price OTR|
|All-New Clio Play Hybrid||98||£125||22||£19,595|
|All-New Clio Iconic Hybrid||98||£125||22||£20,595|
|All-New Clio S Edition Hybrid||99||£125||22||£21,595|
|All-New Clio R.S.LINE Hybrid||99||£125||22||£22,095|
|All-New Clio Launch Edition Hybrid||99||£125||22||£22,095|
|All-New Captur Plug-in Hybrid||Features||Availability||Price|
|18-inch alloy wheels||Pasadena diamond cut alloy wheels with grey inserts||S Edition||£300|
|Orange signature interior colour pack||Grey and orange upholstery, orange contrasting inserts for dashboard, door panels and centre console||S Edition||£350|
|Premium BOSE® Sound System||8 BOSE® speakers and 1 subwoofer speakers and 1 subwoofer||S Edition / E-TECH Launch Edition||£350|
|Luxury pack||Leather heated seats & heated steering wheel &||S Edition / E-TECH Launch Edition||£800|
|All-New Clio Hybrid||Features||Availability||Price|
|Parking pack||Front & rear parking sensors, rear-view camera||Iconic||£400|
|Orange Exterior Colour Pack||Orange font grill chrome, side orange decoration, orange chrome on the wheels and black lower skirt with a orange stripe||Iconic and S Edition||£150|
|Luxury pack||R.S. Line leather upholstery, horizontal red stripes stitching and heated front seats||R.S Line||£800|
|Premium BOSE® Sound System||8 BOSE® speakers and 1 subwoofer||S Edition / R.S Line / E-TECH Launch Edition||£350|
|Techno pack||360 camera, hands free parking and wireless charging||E-TECH Launch Edition||£350|