Renault has revealed the Clio E-Tech hybrid and Captur E-Tech plug-in hybrid models in Europe overnight.
Both E-Tech models pair a naturally-aspirated 1.6-litre four-cylinder petrol engine with high voltage starter/generator, along with an electric motor built into the transmission.
In the Clio E-Tech, the hybrid powertrain produces 103kW of power and uses a 1.2kWh battery pack positioned behind the rear axle. On the combined cycle, fuel consumption is listed at 4.3L/100km.
Exclusive features for the hybrid include unique bumpers and badging, a 7.0-inch digital instrument cluster, an EV driving mode and hybrid-specific animations for the infotainment display.
Moving to the Captur E-Tech plug-in hybrid sees the power raised up to 118kW and the battery capacity increased to 9.8kWh. With a full charge, Renault claims an electric driving range of 50km is possible. In EV mode, the car can reach a top speed of 135km/h.
A new driving mode, Pure, is included which allows for all-electric driving as well as ‘E-Save’ which can limit the use of the electric motor and rely on the combustion motor until the battery reaches at least 40 per cent charge.
On the inside, the PHEV gets rear seats that can slide forward by 160mm and an underfloor storage area for the charging cable. The digital instrument cluster jumps to 10-inches, while the infotainment display jumps to 9.3-inches.
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