Renault Captur (2019). The secrets of the new Captur 2

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Dynamic Style, interior finishing more neat… the new Renault Captur will be going up in range, just like its competitors. But it will be a major asset in its game with the launch of two hybrid versions.

In addition to the new Clio in the spring of 2019, Renault will unveil the second generation of the Captur in the fall. New technical basis, versions hybrid and plug-in hybrid, style driven, high quality in progress… The argus will reveal to you the secrets of the rival of the future Peugeot 2008.

In 2012-2013, the Clio 4 and Captur had opened a new cycle at Renault, and this coinciding with the arrival of Laurens Van den Acker at the head of the design centre. Six years later, we take the same and we start again. In the month of may 2019, the manufacturer will launch on the market the fifth generation of the Clio and then sell at the end of the year, the new Captur (internal code XJB and XJE China). A year in 2019, responsible for Renault, and particularly strategic since it renews its two best-sellers.

If the Clio is the car n°1 in France, the Captur is the 5th largest and appropriates the title of the urban SUV the most sold in france and in Europe. A deserved success because the current Captur has ticked all the right boxes : design endorsement, customizations alluring, cabin friendly, practical tips, and little more, a seat sliding.

Change of stature

Unlike the Clio about 5, which is part of the continuity, his brother’s SUV will change the costume. The curves of the current model, leave room to drawn making it look more dynamic. An impression is also due to the lengthening of the template that goes at 4.12 to 4.22 m, but also the rear lights in the shape of a hook, which visually expand the vehicle when the front shield and its scoops side musclent the game of the Captur.

New Renault Captur 2

After seeing it, a few months ago, the dealers have been literally conquered. But the increase in range does not come without a perceived quality to the amendment in the cabin. Renault has therefore corrected this which was a criticism of the current model. Higher versions will benefit from a dashboard that is coated with a coating foam (injected plastic on the finishes below).

Connected and spacious

Climbing aboard, the driver’s eye will focus first on the instrument panel and unique incorporating a digital counter at the top of the range and, most importantly, a new touch-screen tablet, available in two sizes, which will have keys of direct access. The multimedia system R-Link will leave room for the Alliance’s Connected to the Cloud (ACS), which will offer up to 35 connected services.

New high-tech related to the platform CMF/B, inaugurated by the Clio 5. Thanks to its long wheelbase, it will provide more ease to the rear seats and a boot volume higher, knowing that the interior space will always be flexible thanks to the seat sliding is preserved. Something to appeal to users who own a Clio 4 Estate, which will not be replaced. The range of in-vehicle technologies will also include the partial automation of driving (level 2) in the city with the wizard in a traffic jam (Traffic Jam), which manages the acceleration, braking and steering in certain conditions and without change. We also aid in automatic parking or adaptive cruise control.

The map of the hybrid

Under the hood, one will find the 1.3 TCe 130 and 150 hp (read the essay), both available in manual transmission and a EDC double-clutch. The range of petrol will commence with the new three-cylinder 1.0 100 hp (HR10). In diesel, the offer will turn around the 1.5 Blue dCi 95 and 115 hp. In the Face of its competitors, the Captur will have an extra card in its game with two hybrid versions of 128 hp, dubbed e-Tech (read our article). Both adopt the same architecture, namely, a gasoline engine 1.6-coupled to a transmission time in four reports, and no clutch. The latter incorporates an electric motor in the form of a block provided by Nissan.

Architecture hybrid Architecture hybrid rechargeable

The hybrid version will have a small battery of 1.2 kWh, which will allow autonomy in 100 % electric for about 5 miles. The second, plug-in hybrid, receives a battery of 9.8 kWh for a curl of about 50 km in zero emission. The Captur e-Tech hybrid will appear in a alternative of model 1.5 Blue dCi 115 hp in terms of price.

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The factory is preparing the Factory of Valladolid

Marketed at the end of 2019, the new Captur will probably be revealed at the Frankfurt motor show in September 2019. Is at the same time that his great rival, the Peugeot 2008 II. Believe that the two automakers have co-ordinated the agenda of their SUV’s respective. In fact, they want to especially approve before January 1, 2020, at which time obtaining 5 stars in the crash test Euro NCAP will require new safety devices (monitoring of the driver, protection of cyclists, avoidance system…) requiring expensive cameras on the front and rear. Therefore, the plant of Valladolid – where is manufactured the Captur – active to the start of production and more particularly the hybrid modules. Result : the manufacture of the Twizy is delocalized in South Korea at Samsung.


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