Unveiled In March 2022, the new Renault Austral replaced the Renault Austral. the aging Kadjar with the ambition to better compete with the Peugeot 3008. Photos, prices, equipment… Here is everything you need to know about this SUV from the diamond brand.
[Put to; day August 29, 2023 at 3:04 p.m.]The Renault Austral is the latest model Renault SUVs. Under this original name, in fact hides the replacement for the Kadjar in a strategic segment, that of the compact SUV which has attracted so many motorists in recent years. Aging, with a bland design both at the same time; both outside and outside. Inside, the Kadjar, technical cousin of the Nissan Qashqai, quickly suffered from the comparison with much tougher adversaries, notably a Peugeot 3008 which was much more aggressive in terms of performance. outside and glitzy inside. inside 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 on which the company worked. the new head of design (under the responsibility of Laurens van den Acker), a certain Gilles Vidal, poached from from Peugeot where he had notably worked on 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 called Mé gane E-Tech. This time no electricity at all. on board but hybrid for this compact SUV intended for à the road and which benefits from the launch of several petrol hybrid proposals while diesel disappears purely and simply.
Renault has this time decided gets into the swing of things and takes on the side of things. SUV from l'Austral with imposing protections, protruding sides, highlighted wheel arches and rims from 17 to 20 cm. 20 inches. We also discover a modern lighting signature and interior equipment presented as more premium and better arranged. Enough to provide shade a 3008 which starts at blame the weight of the years but also the Volkswagen Tiguan, heavyweight of the category in Europe? Here is the info to know to remember about this new Renault Austral as well as the first photos to be seen find it in our slideshow.
Photos of the Renault Austral
Renault has revealed; its new compact SUV, the Renault Austral, on March 8, 2022 at the end of a major teasing campaign which saw the French brand detail many aspects of its SUV.
What is the information available hold on to the Renault Austral?
The Renault Austral joins the compact SUV category, a sector already in demand. well bottled but generator of good margins because it is often accompanied by premium equipment and high finishes.
It is the replacement for the Renault Kadjar launched in 2008. in 2015. Technical cousin of the Nissan Qashqai, the Renault Kadjar made it possible to improve its performance. Renault to position itself on this market but quickly suffered from a blander design than its rivals which arrived a few months later, Peugeot 3008 in the lead.
At 4.51m long, the Renault Austral measures three centimeters longer than its predecessor, the Renault Kadjar, but above all six centimeters longer than the Peugeot 3008. For the benefit of the #39;interior space and comfort of its occupants?
The 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 repeats the general design inaugurated in 2008. on the Mégane E-Tech with notably two large screens, one for the instrumentation, the other for infotainment via a tablet form in the center. The two screens appear to meet 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 Esprit Alpine and comes in an exclusive color called Satin Schist Gray.
Petrol, hybrid… What 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 Volt network develops up to 200 horses. This engine combines a new 130 horsepower 1.2-liter turbocharged 3-cylinder gasoline engine with a 50kW electric motor (68 horsepower) and a 400 V lithium-ion battery. Ultimately, two power levels will be offered. s on this top of the range: 160 and 200 horsepower.
L'Austral is also offered with lighter hybridization via two engines:
the Mild Hybrid Advanced of 130 horsepower with a 3-cylinder 1.2l turbo gasoline unit.
the Mild Hybrid with a 1.3-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine is already available. known at Renault and proposed in two power levels, 140 and 160 horsepower.
What is the release date of the Renault Austral?
Unveiled On March 8, 2022, the Renault Austral, produced in Spain, was launched. available at the order a little over six months later, during the fourth quarter of the year, as announced by the company. the manufacturer.
What is the price of the Renault Austral?
Since May 16, 2023, the Renault Austral has welcomed the Evolution finish which replaces Equilibre at the entry level of the SUV . It is now the only finish to be used. carry the 130 hp Mild Hybrid engine since it is no longer available with the Techno finish. For this basic version, the price has been increased. fixed à 35,000 euros, compared to 36,500 with the 160 hp Mild Hybrid engine. For the 200 hp E-Tech Full Hybrid engine, the price rises to 40,000 euros, still in the Evolution finish. The flagship model of the range, the Renault Austral Esprit Alpine finish equipped with of the 200 hp E-Tech Full Hybrid engine, sells at from 45,300 euros.