October 15, 2020

THREE NEW HYBRID MODELS FOR AN EXTENDED RENAULT E-TECH RANGE

  • The New Renault Arkana E-TECH Hybrid: Renault's new non-conformist SUV coupe arrives in Europe. Arkana now offers an E-TECH Hybrid engine with lots of technology.
  • Renault Captur E-TECH Hybrid: The reference in urban SUVs is also equipped with the E-TECH Hybrid engine, in addition to the E-TECH Plug-in Hybrid version already available in dealerships.
  • The New Renault Arkana and New Captur also inaugurate, in addition to the full hybrid, a 12V micro-hybridization solution on the 1.3 TCe 140 and 160 petrol engines, a first for Renault.
  • An emblematic model for the past 25 years, the New Mégane has been given a new lease of life with a modernized design, new equipment and technology at the highest level. After the Estate version, Mégane hatchback adopts the E-TECH Plug-in Hybrid engine.
  • After Clio, Megane and Arkana, the sporty R.S. Line is available on Captur.

After Clio E-TECH Hybrid, Captur and Megane Estate E-TECH Plug-in Hybrid, Renault is extending its hybrid range with the arrival of three new vehicles equipped with this unprecedented technology. The introduction of 12V micro-hybridization on Arkana and Captur completes the engine range, offering all possible levels of electrification to meet all needs, while remaining accessible.

A pioneer and leader in electric vehicles for more than 10 years and with its experience in Formula 1, Renault has acquired the expertise which today enables it to offer dynamic and efficient hybrid powertrains on a wider range of vehicles at the heart of the automotive market.

E-TECH TECHNOLOGY

Developed and patented by Renault Engineering, E-TECH Hybrid technology combines two electric motors, an innovative dog clutch gearbox and a combustion engine. On E-TECH Plug-in Hybrid, the battery offers an increased capacity to further maximize electric driving on a daily use.

Renault's hybrid technology makes it possible for:

  • Up to 80% of electric driving in the city and up to 40% lower consumption with an E-TECH Hybrid engine.
  • Up to 65 km driving on full electric in the city and enjoy the pleasure of electric power up to 135 km/h on an E-TECH Plug-in Hybrid engine.

Renault E-TECH technology offers all the advantages of the electric engine: silent starting and battery regeneration during deceleration and braking for driving pleasure.

NEW RENAULT ARKANA E-TECH HYBRID

Renault continues to expand its range with the arrival in Europe of a new vehicle concept: the SUV coupé. Renault Arkana offers a high-tech driver's cab and a record-breaking habitability to accommodate families and large loading volumes.

Renault Arkana offers a new hybrid model with the 140hp E-TECH Hybrid engine and its 1.2kWh (230V) battery. A 12V micro-hybridization solution on the 1.3 TCe 140 and 160 engines completes this offer.

NEW RENAULT CAPTUR E-TECH HYBRID

The technological and connected reference for urban SUVs, market leader in its segment in Europe, now offers an E-TECH Hybrid engine that complements the E-TECH Plug-In Hybrid version. This engine offers excellent responsiveness thanks to a 1.2 kWh battery and a combined power of 140 hp. In use, the customer will enjoy maximum driving pleasure and reduced consumption without need to recharging.

A 12V micro-hybridization solution is also being introduced on the 1.3 Tce petrol engines, once again offering Captur the most complete electrified range in the segment.

Renault Captur now benefits from an R.S. Line version. This version features special badging, redesigned front and rear bumpers, an F1 blade and exclusive alloy wheels. Inside, it benefits from a black roofline, special upholstery, a steering wheel with red stitching, carbon-style decorations and an aluminum crankset. This top-of-the-range finish offers a sporty ambience with unique attributes, regardless of the engine chosen.

NEW MÉGANE HATCH E-TECH PLUG-IN HYBRID

The New Megane benefits from a recent restyling offering a redesigned, more ergonomic and modernized interior, as well as the best technologies in terms of connectivity, multimedia and driving aids.

After the Estate version, the New Megane hatchback now offers the E-TECH Plug-in Hybrid engine, combining the advantages and sensations of electric power without compromising range. Developing 160 bhp, this technology has a battery with a capacity of 9.8 kWh (400V) and a range of up to 50 kilometers over a combined cycle (WLTP) and up to 65 kilometers over an urban cycle (WLTP City)*.

The Renault Arkana E-TECH Hybrid, Captur E-TECH Hybrid and Megane E-TECH Plug-In Hybrid will be marketed in Europe in the first half of 2021.

 

 

* Subject to final approval

 

For more information on Clio E-TECH hybrid, Captur and Mégane Estate E-TECH Plug-in hybrid go here.

For more information on Arkana and its E-TECH hybrid engine read the digital press kit below :

A car manufacturer since 1898, the Renault Group is an international group present in 134 countries, which sold nearly 3.8 million vehicles in 2019. Today, it has more than 180,000 employees, 40 manufacturing sites and 12,700 sales outlets worldwide. To meet the major technological challenges of the future and pursue its strategy of profitable growth, the Group is relying on its international development. It relies on the complementary nature of its five brands (Renault, Dacia, Renault Samsung Motors, Alpine and LADA), the electric vehicle and its unique alliance with Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors. With a 100% Renault team involved in the Formula 1 world championship since 2016, the brand is involved in motor sport, a real vector of innovation and notoriety.  

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