Renault Austral: photos, prices, hybrid… All about the SUV

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Renault Austral : photos, prices, hybrid... All about the SUV

RENAULT AUSTRAL. Unveiled on March 8, 2022, the new Renault Austral is preparing to be launched. disembark at Renault dealerships. The SUV replaces the aging Kadjar with the ambition of better competing with the Peugeot 3008. Photos, prices, equipment… Here is everything you need to know about this Renault Austral.

The Renault Austral is Renault's new SUV. Under this original name, in fact hides the replacement of the Kadjar on a strategic segment, that of the compact SUV which has attracted so many motorists in recent years. Aging, bland design both at outside than outside Inside, the Kadjar, the technical cousin of the Nissan Qashqai, quickly suffered from comparison with much bigger adversaries, notably a much more aggressive Peugeot 3008 at speed. exterior and tinsel to the eye. the interior with its digital dashboard, piano keys and original dashboard.

Renault grumbled for several years before preparing its response. It is therefore called Austral and is the first production vehicle that has worked on. the new head of design (under the responsibility of Laurens van den Acker), a certain Gilles Vidal, poached; of Peugeot orù he had notably worked on… the 3008! This Austral must embody a little more the new era of Renault, inaugurated by the recent release of the new generation of the Mégane, 100% electric and baptized Mégane E-Tech. This time no electric at all. edge but of the hybrid for this compact SUV intended for to the road and which benefits from the launch of several gasoline hybrid proposals while the diesel disappears purely and simply. 

Renault has this time decided; in the heart of the matter and assumes the side; Austral SUV with imposing protections, protruding sides, underlined wheel arches and rims from 17 to 10. 20 inches. We also discover a modern lighting signature and interior equipment presented as more premium and better laid out. Sufficient to shade the house. a 3008 that starts at blame the weight of the years but also the Volkswagen Tiguan, heavyweight in the category in Europe? Here are the first infos to follow. remember about this new Renault Austral as well as the first photos to be taken. find in our slideshow.

The first photos of the Renault Austral

Renault has unveiled; its new compact SUV, the Renault Austral, on March 8, 2022 after a major teasing campaign which had seen the French brand detail many aspects of its SUV.

What is the information to remember? remember on the Renault Austral?

The Renault Austral joins the category of compact SUVs, a sector that has already developed. well bottled but generator of good margins because often accompanied by of premium equipment and high finishes.

  • It is the replacement for the Renault Kadjar launched in 2015. Technical cousin of the Nissan Qashqai, the Renault Kadjar allowed Renault to position itself on this market. but soon suffered from a more bland design than its rivals arriving a few months later, Peugeot 3008 in the lead.
  • At 4.51m long, the Renault Austral measures three centimetres. three inches longer than its predecessor, the Renault Kadjar, but above all six centimeters longer than the Peugeot 3008. For the benefit of interior space and the comfort of its occupants ?
  • L'Austral is designed on the 3rd generation CMF-CD platform and will be offered notably with a new E-TECH hybrid engine and a revised 4-wheel steering system, called 4Control Advanced.
  • Inside, the dashboard resumes the general design inaugurated on the Mégane E-Tech with in particular two large screens, one for the instrumentation, the other for the infotainment via a form of tablet in the center. The two screens appear to join via an L-shape. They measure 12.3' inches for the instrumentation screen and 12" for the central vertical screen
  • A version with a sportier look will be offered. It is called Alpine Spirit and has an exclusive color called Gris Schiste Satin.

Petrol, hybrid… Which engines on the Renault Austral?

No diesel! Renault anticipates future regulations and bans diesel from its new SUV. The Renault Austral is offered; with several hybrid engines: the E-Tech Hybrid system on a 400 Volts network develops up to 200 horsepower. This engine combines a new 3-cylinder 1.2-litre 130 horsepower turbo petrol engine with a 50 kW electric motor, i.e. 68 horsepower and a 400 V lithium-ion battery. In the end, two power levels will be offered; s on this top of the range: 160 and 200 horsepower.

The Austral will also be offered; with a lighter hybridization via two engines:

  • the 130 hp Mild Hybrid Advanced with a 3-cylinder 1.2l turbo petrol unit.
  • the Mild Hybrid with a 1.3 4-cylinder 4-cylinder turbo engine already known at Renault and proposed; in two power levels, 140 and 160 hp.

What is the release date of the Renault Austral ?

Revealed; on March 8, 2022, the Renault Austral should take its first steps on the road this summer; for a commercial launch by the end of 2022. This deadline is confirmed by the Diamond brand which evokes the "4th quarter of 2022" for this launch.

At what price will the Renault Austral be sold?

Renault n&# 39;has not disclosed; price for the time being but we can estimate a launch price above 30,000 euros for the basic version, probably between 32,000 and 35,000 euros. The sportier Esprit Alpine version should also be detailed by then. It will undoubtedly offer a specific interior layout in addition to its gray color which is reserved for it.

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