The new Renault Austral is an ambitious addition to Renault's SUV lineup. With this, the fight to reclaim the C sector, the backbone of the international auto market, will be ramped up. By using a thoroughly contemporary style, the new Renault Austral continues the C-segment offensive begun by Renault Arkana and the new Renault Megane E-TECH Electric. A "Nouvelle Vague" strategy to make the company a leader in green energy and innovative service delivery.
With its rounded and sensual silhouette elegantly matching strong geometric lines and structural details like LED taillights with micro-optical technology and a diamond pattern integrated into the block's optical face, the Renault Austral exemplifies Renault's new "sensual tech" design principles while retaining the distinctive elements of SUV models.
The model's excellent proportions give the impression of spaciousness from the outside, and clearly outlined geometric lines emphasize its raised quality. The vehicle's 17-to 20-inch, typically diamond-shaped wheels are also a striking visual element. The new matte aluminum Renault logo is displayed in the middle of each.
The centerpiece of Renault Austral's high-tech cockpit is the OpenR screen, a 12.3-inch instrument cluster display that also functions as a vertical 12-inch multimedia screen. In addition, another screen, this one on the front windshield and measuring 9.3 inches, has been put in.
The protective visor on the dashboard wasn't needed because the lights could change their brightness on their own, and the dashboard looked like it was floating in space because of how well it reflected light.
The new Renault Austral's center console is likewise very well designed. Subtly separating the driver and front passenger areas in an elegant and contemporary design. There's also a handy armrest to prop your elbow up while watching movies or playing games. Armrests with built-in phone holders that can be charged through induction are useful to any car.
Genuine wood, leather, Alcantara, foamed textile, pleasant-to-the-touch upholstery, and lacquered decorations in Black Grand Brillant and Satin Chrome are available for the new Renault Austral's interior depending on the trim level and options selected. Material comfort and elegance thanks to high standards. The installation of the flexible LIVING LIGHTS lighting system improves the overall experience.
The Renault Austral SUV, like many other Renault classics before it, was made with the complete family in mind. In the back, passengers have 27.4 centimeters of knee room, which is on par with the finest in its class.
In the interior, you'll find a plethora of useful storage spaces that may be utilized by anyone. The design is also available in a special Esprit Alpine trim for a sportier look that's never been seen before on a Renault car. The unique style of the design comes from the Alpine brand, which is the crown jewel of the Renault Group.
The Renault Austral features a bolder aesthetic and a newly developed body-color, Satin Shale Gray. In addition, newer generations of matte-finished body paints are long-lasting and simple to care for.
A horizontal bar in the grille and a satin gray sports blade contributes to the aggressive appearance, as do 20" rims in black Diamond Daytona aluminum branded with the Alpine logo. Additional sporty touches include satin black ceiling bars and diamond decoration elements finished in black, extra glossy black, and ice black. The variety of special features of this edition is rounded off by the Esprit Alpine badges that appear on the side of the car.
With the new CMF-CD platform, Renault's new Austral is the first model in the Alliance to take advantage of its capabilities. As the new CMF-CD platform says, the Alliance's international brands are getting a complete makeover in the small and high-end segments.
The new Renault Austral chassis can be used by both two- and four-wheel drive vehicles. It has either a flexible torsion beam or a 4CONTROL Advanced multi-link rear axle.
With a turning diameter of only 10.1 meters in the four-wheel-drive version, it can be maneuvered around town with the ease of a typical urban car. This 4CONTROL system, which is now in its third version and has been developed and improved for fifteen years, is the best of its kind.
It features the finest comfort/efficiency/responsiveness ratio on the market thanks to a more stiff body, an enhanced anti-roll system, and a lighter, more robust chassis.
The new Renault Austral SUV is powered by a variety of cutting-edge motors, such as a 400-volt Mild Hybrid Advanced 48-volt system with 130 horsepower and a 12-volt Mild Hybrid with 140 and 160 horsepower.
Improved performance, increased driving pleasure, and lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are just some of the benefits of the new "full hybrid" E-TECH self-loading engine found in the new Austral. It has a 1.7 kWh, 400 V lithium-ion battery, a clutchless multimode clever gearbox, and a 1.2 L, 3-cylinder turbo petrol engine. A total of 146 kW (or 200 horsepower) can be generated by it. To provide a driving experience that is unmatched among electric vehicles, the automobile always begins in full-electric mode, much like the first generation of E-TECH Hybrid engines did. Built around a cutting-edge E-TECH Hybrid powertrain,
The Renault Austral SUV is the first vehicle in the Renault lineup to include the Mild Hybrid Advanced engine, which offers a practical alternative to diesel power. It has a 48 V lithium-ion battery, a starting alternator, and the most up-to-date turbo gasoline engine with a 1.2-liter 3-cylinder. The Renault Austral's manual transmission and 130-horsepower engine provide excellent fuel economy and low emissions for its class (from 5.3 l/100 km and 123 g/km, respectively; figures subject to change pending certification). In addition, the settings can be changed to maximize power output while consuming 20% less fuel than an identical non-hybrid combustion engine.
A 1.3-liter turbo-petrol engine with 4-cylinder direct injection serves as the foundation for the mild-hybrid powertrain. This engine, co-created with Daimler, features a 12V lithium-ion battery and an alternator-starter.
The 9.3-inch Head-Up display and the instrument cluster work together to help the driver adopt a more fuel-efficient driving style by indicating when it is best to let off the gas as the vehicle approaches a predetermined road event (sharp turn, roundabout, lowering of the speed limit, toll zone or intersection with a "STOP" or "GIVE PASS" sign). In addition, the E-TECH Hybrid engine's predictive hybrid driving feature makes this system even better by making it easier to plan a route using only electric power.
Driving can be more fun and interesting with the MULTI-SENSE and 4CONTROL Advanced technologies in the Renault Austral.
Three different driving modes (Eco, Sport, and Comfort) are available at the touch of a button, thanks to the cutting-edge MULTI-SENSE system. A driver's hands are free to adjust all of the settings thanks to a fourth option called "Personal." Both "Snow" and "All Roads" modes are available with the Extended Grip upgrade. At any time, drivers can manually or verbally instruct Google Assistant to switch modes. The new Austral also has a feature that suggests using Eco mode to save gas.