Renault austral hybrid Kadjar alternative unveiled

A range of mild-hybrid and full-hybrid engine options power Renault’s new family SUV Renault austral hybrid lineup, which will go on sale later in 2022.new Renault austral hybrid Kadjar alternative.

Renault has revealed official images and full details of the new Austral – a pure hybrid alternative to petrol and diesel engines in the Kadjar range of SUVs. Like the Renault Arkana coupe-SUV, the Austral will be offered with a mild-hybrid and an ‘E-TECH’ full-electric hybrid engine.

Renault austral hybrid
Renault austral hybrid

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Exact UK launch dates and prices for the Hyundai Tucson Ford Kuga and VW Tiguan rival have yet to be confirmed but Renault says orders will open in mid-2022 with sales starting in the fall. The brand first announced the Austral name in early December 2021 calling it The dynamism and heat of the Southern Hemisphere and an invitation to explore makes it an ideal choice for an SUV.

The exterior of the Austral showcases Renault’s latest “emotional tech” design language, including “strong lines and sculpted forms”. LED light clusters front and rear as well as skid plates contrasting with side and door sill guards and higher ground clearance Typical SUV. Alloy wheel sizes vary from 17 inches to 20 inches and the car measures 1.62 meters high 1.83 meters wide 4.51 meters long and has a wheelbase of 2.67 meters. Available in seven colors: Glacier White Pearl White Flame Red Iron Blue Diamond Black and Shale Grey two-tone, Possible solutions on higher specs.

renault austral 2022
renault austral 2022

The Austral will also be available as an “Esprit Alpine” version, which brings some sporty flair and character of Renault’s high-performance sub-brand into a family SUV. Key features include unique Satin Shale Grey paint finish 20-inch alloy wheels Gloss black styling Special badge Alcantara seat trim blue stitching and blue trim seat belts are highlighted. Esprit Alpine versions of other Renault models may be offered similarly to Hyundai’s N Line versions or BMW’s M Sport versions in due course.

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Engine Performance Fuel Economy and Emissions Renault austral hybrid

The Austral sits on the same mechanical platform as the latest Nissan Qashqai and Renault says it will “strike the perfect balance between behavioral comfort and handling for true driving pleasure”. However, we’ll have to wait until our first test drive to evaluate such claims.

What we can say now is that thanks to the partial use of aluminum in its construction it will weigh just under, 1400 kg in its lightest mild-hybrid form and will offer a total of five petrol-electric engines – though not all Will definitely be available in the UK. Elective Four-wheel steering (called “4CONTROL Advanced” by Renault) promises greater stability at high speeds and better maneuverability in tight spaces.

The engine lineup starts with 138 and 158bhp 12v mild hybrids. The former can be had with either a manual or an automatic transmission while the latter is only available with an automatic transmission. Both feature regenerative braking and have the ability to “navigate” — a term for when the engine is shut down. The car slows to a stop. Fuel economy is up to 46mpg for the 158bhp version while CO2 emissions start at 136g/km.

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There’s also a more advanced automatic 128bhp 48v mild-hybrid, which Renault describes as the “best alternative to diesel” – a fuel source previously popular in family SUVs but not used by any of the Australs. This is combined with a 1.2-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine With 48v battery and starter motor. Renault says this setup can achieve fuel economy of up to 53mpg and CO2 emissions of 123g/km.

Meanwhile, a full-hybrid E-TECH setup is available with both 158 and 197bhp. It uses technology already seen in the Renault Clio Renault Capture and Renault Arkana models with a pair of electric motors a small 1.7 kWh battery a sophisticated seven-speed automatic transmission and regenerative braking The system works in tandem with a conventional 1.2-litre three-cylinder turbo petrol engine.

According to Renault the Austral E-TECH is able to spend up to 80% of the time in electric mode in city driving reducing fuel consumption by 40% compared to a petrol SUV driven in the same conditions. E-TECH claims economy and emissions up to 61mpg and 105g/km carbon dioxide.

All versions of Austral are available – either as standard or as an option – with a ‘Predictive Eco Driving Advice’ feature. By using the instrument panel or head-up display to indicate optimal conditions this will hopefully help you drive more fuel-efficiently As you approach a curve roundabout a speed limit change toll booth intersection or a T-junction it’s time to let go of the gas pedal.

There’s also a range of driving modes which Renault calls “MULTI-SENSE” which vary the steering effort and the responsiveness of the engine and chassis – as well as the display and colour of the interior lighting temperature instrument panel – according to the driver’s wishes. preference. There are three pre-programmed modes (Eco Comfort and Sport) and a fourth mode called Perso that allows you to set each parameter individually. The optional Extended Grip Pack adds Snow and All Road modes for tackling cold or rough surfaces.

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Interior and technology Renault austral hybrid

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new renault suv

One of the most notable features is the “OpenR” dashboard layout first seen in the Megane E-TECH EV. This will display the driver’s instrumentation as well as navigation and multimedia on a pair of screens that join together to form a large L-shape while a 9.3-inch head-up display The display is an integral part of the system. A high-end Harmon Kardon sound system is available as an optional upgrade to the standard audio setup.

The dashboard screen offers four display options: Classic (shows speed and revs) Navigation (shows a map) Zen (shows minimal information) and Road (shows a visualization of surrounding roads and traffic). Customizable dashboard display with five widgets – for fuel economy Tire pressure distance eco driving information and music – plus eight light colours. There’s also a center armrest with a built-in wireless charging pad and a panoramic glass roof option on Techno trim and above.

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The infotainment system is powered by Google’s Android Auto software (though the screen mirrors Android and Apple smartphones). Google apps such as Google Assistant Maps and the Play app store are all accessible from the Dashboard screen. Touchscreen and voice control are Over-the-air (OTA) software updates are supported.

On the safety front Renault says the Austral includes up to 32 different driver aids. These include the aforementioned head-up display as well as adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go traffic signs and speed limit recognition 360-degree parking cameras for automatic parking Assist Lane Departure Warning Blind Spot Monitoring Lane Keep Assist Front and Rear Automatic Emergency Braking Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Safe Exit Alert Open the doors into traffic.

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The Austral is a five-seater SUV that Renault says has reduced the buttons and controls typically found on the centre console giving front-seat passengers a more spacious feel who enjoy 150cm of elbow room and 137cm of hip width. Outboard rear and front passenger seats with ISOFIX child seats mount point.

The center console has a spare tray a pair of cup holders a smartphone holder a 2-liter storage area under the armrest and a larger 3.6-liter bin under the center console. There’s also a 6.4-liter glovebox while the door boxes are 4.3-liters up front and 2.1-liters in the rear.

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There’s more than 27cm of knee room and 90cm of head height in the rear as well as a removable centre armrest with cup holders and back pockets while Renault also claims the Austral has the widest door openings in its class. The rear seats can be split and folded into Two-thirds / one-third arrangement the two parts can slide forward and backward 16cm separately and the backrest angle of the rear seat is adjustable.

Boot capacity is 500 liters in the mild hybrid, dropping to 430 liters mechanism, in the E-TECH hybrid. With the aforementioned seat slide mechanism, liters of those standard figures can be increased to 575 and 555 liters respectively. Trunk access via power tailgate (Iconic standard above optional technology).

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