Test drive: Renault’s big-selling small crossover gets a plug-in hybrid version

The Captur E-Tech has a strong mix of performance, low running costs and a useful zero-emissions range

The Renault Captur E-Tech starts at €29,695

We’ve reviewed the Renault Captur on these pages before. It’s the French company’s small crossover, which is now into its second generation and continuing to sell like gâteaux chauds across Europe.

We’re revisiting the attractive five-door because it now can be ordered with a plug-in hybrid powertrain, which Renault calls “E-Tech”, just in time for the new 211 registration plate’s introduction this month – and for the expected surge in interest in hybrids over the ...