Our test and opinion on Renault Captur 1.3 TCe Mild Hybrid 160 hp EDC
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Our test and opinion on Renault Captur 1.3 TCe Mild Hybrid 160 hp EDC

SUV type from Clio, With which it shares its platform and most of its engines, Renault Captur clearly showcases the same city car philosophy with its diamonds. to know a Excellent craftsmanship gives it class-worthy performance and comfort.

precision manufacturing

Very elegant, the dashboard of the Renault Captur 1.3 TCe Mild Hybrid 160 hp EDC uses flexible plastic wherever a hand can.
Very elegant, the dashboard of the Renault Captur 1.3 TCe Mild Hybrid 160 hp EDC uses flexible plastic wherever a hand can.© Renault

one witness The dashboard wears elegant materials wherever the hand can rest, Highly finished infotainment system equipped with a Beautiful 9.3 inch screen and powerful connected navigation system that displays fuel prices And the weather around you. without forgetting a Sliding bench size 16 cm To modify the space of the hind legs or the trunk, as well as a A structure that is as safe as it is effective no matter the circumstances. Renault Captur also benefits from Suspensions are able to absorb large deformations easily From the road and highway bumps, but it nevertheless raises concern for small defects of bitumen under 60 km / h. A small weak point is highlighted by the large 18-inch wheels, which nevertheless do not spoil the pleasure of life on board, as well as driving.

Once in The steering is set with “high” effort in the “My Sense” function in order to clearly feel the changes in the handle, in all ways we benefit from an SUV that is really fun to drive, Especially since the 160 hp and 270 Nm of torque of these four cylinders are well supported by a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox. Responsive, he gets to know the slopes and climbs well in order to pick the right gear in all conditions, he also knows how to shift gears smoothly. If the right foot calms down. We regret, in the city, sometimes on small stages of the dry clutch to start a fire.

Precision hybridization and freewheel mode

In this 160-horsepower variant, Renault Captur also benefits from Freewheel mode cuts 1.3 once the accelerator is released to provide a few deciliters of unleaded. The next restart in case of acceleration or braking is imperceptible thanks toUltra-fast and silent alternator. which also acts as a 12V microhybridization It delivers a small boost during acceleration using a 0.13 kWh lithium-ion battery hidden under the front passenger seat. a a semi-transparent micro-hybridization, which above all does not disturb the potion of suppression, And it makes it possible to improve sobriety because, despite 160 hp, the Renault Captur is generally satisfied Drinking on average between 6.5 liters and 7 liters / 100 km Unleaded depending on use, or somewhat similar to the 140-hp variant of the same 1.3 TCe, but with a mechanical gearbox. A good result, but in the end it hasn’t been too surprising since then This joint mass with Mercedes has always shown great sobrietyNot to mention the great offers.

Powerful, the Renault Captur 1.3 TCe Mild Hybrid 160 hp EDC is nonetheless truly sober, thanks in part to the finer hybridization.
Powerful, the Renault Captur 1.3 TCe Mild Hybrid 160 hp EDC is nonetheless truly sober, thanks in part to the finer hybridization.© Christoph Konriga

With him, never worry about overtaking on the road, Which makes it the best choice for those who usually frequent secondary roads, or even mountainous areas where E-Tech hybrid variants, rechargeable or not, will be the only other automatic variants, less dynamic and fun. The only small flaw of the Renault Captur 1.3 TCe 160 Mild Hybrid EDC actually lies in the A slight delay that we feel when pressing the accelerator pedal, for example to overtake, If free wheel mode is turned on.

Small delay when re-acceleration

Because in this case, 1.3 should restart, restart the box, then shift down, which takes half a second. It’s not huge, but when you want to safely overtake, you want more responsiveness. A small counterpart to a decidedly beautiful sobriety. However, Renault provided, in the listings, To be able to deactivate this free wheel function for those who cannot stand this delay on the road. Then let’s reassure mountaineers, if this captor detects a slight steep slope, it of course forbids free-wheel function to be activated to maintain adequate engine braking. Phew! In short, Really attractive set, but not really presented, since at least €30,500 billed in techno, Fortunately well equipped.


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