The new Captur is on the way. Edition for the next season is getting a PHEV. The 2020 Renault Captur is getting such drivetrain and a redesign. Will it be enough for the new generation? Probably. Well, spy photos are not unveiling too much. But, these images are confirming the development of plug-in hybrid. Renault is taking advantage of the partnership with Nissan and Mitsubishi. This alliance will spend more money in the future for hybrid and all-electric cars.
Captur is a subcompact crossover. It was launched in 2013 and ever since its sales are growing. Customers in Russia have a different version from other markets. The new generation will be based on the concept called CMF-B architecture. Common Module Family is a result of the partnership between the French and Japanese carmaker. The 2020 Renault Captur will be the second vehicle built on this platform, after the all-new Clio V.
2020 Renault Captur Engines
The new 2020 Renault Captur will continue to use three different petrol units and one diesel. Starting from the last one, it is a famous 1.5-liter drivetrain we can find in many other vehicles by the French carmaker. This time, it is turbocharged and it develops 110 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque. This is the best twist output you will find in the lineup.
Petrol engines are creating more power. A 1.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline powertrain delivers 105 hp and 105 lb-ft of torque.
A 1.6-l unit adds 10 horsepower and 10 pound-feet.
The most powerful drivetrain is a 2.0-liter inline-four with 145 hp and 145 lb-ft of twist.
Plug-In Hybrid Specs
We can take a look at the Clio V hybrid to see what to expect from the 2020 Renault Captur PHEV. The base of this system is a 1.6-liter engine which is offering 90 hp. The electric motor adds 40 ponies over this value. The plug-in hybrid is mated to a 1.2-kWh battery and dual-clutch seven-speed automatic transmission. According to announcements, the new system in Clio hatchback will cut the consumption by 40 percent. The PHEV uses pure electric power in 80 percent of drive.
The 2020 Renault Captur is a bigger model, so it will require a larger battery pack. Some say the engine will pair a 10 kWh battery that will increase the range of pure electric drive to 30 miles (50 km). Well, this is a final step before the Captur becomes an all-electric crossover. However, it is not happening before 2022.
2020 Renault Captur Spy Photos
The 2020 Renault Captur II will remain a subcompact crossover. It will reattain the dimensions of the predecessors. But, everything else is going to be different. The standard model won’t be too much different from the PHEV. The last one was already tested for a few times. Of course, spy photographers caught it.
Another big advantage of the CMF-B platform is the possibility of developing all-electric crossovers. For these kinds of vehicles, the autonomous drive becomes one of the crucial factors. Again, the new platform will allow the French carmaker to install such functions in the future.
The new Clio V is already offering many cool advanced accessories that are called “Smart Cockpit”. The focus is on the infotainment system with 9-inch touchscreen display. Climate controls are not on this screen. Of course, there are a lot of physical buttons on the steering wheel. Navigation is still optional. Besides that, the new 2020 Renault Captur will have more interior space. Well, do not expect miracles. This one is still a subcompact model. However, it can take four or five adults to a longer trip. This could be one of the decisive points for the buyers of such crossovers.
2020 Renault Captur is Ready For Production
What we saw on spy photos is the vehicle that is in the final phases of development. The new 2020 Renault Captur will come out soon. Some fans expected it as the 2019 year model. However, it is now more likely to see it as the vehicle for the 2020 season. One of the big European car shows will host its premiere. Also, Nissan Juke/Kicks will use the same technology. There is no word about the pricing of the next-gen Captur. The base model will probably keep the same cost. But, the PHEV system will cost extra. How much, it all depends on the size and power of the electric battery pack.