Renault has dusted off the all-new Austral – a direct replacement for the Kadjar SUV.
The French car giant is boosting their C-Segment luxury crossover lineup by adding a sophisticated and stylish collection with a decorative Esprit Alpine with additional leather seats and 20 inch rims.
A solid design with sharp lines, it has the go-anywhere, do-anything look thanks to its high ground clearance (170mm) front and rear skid plates and side skirts and contrast threshold.
At 1.62 meters tall, 1.83 meters wide and 4.51 meters long, it boasts a wheelbase of 2.67 meters – giving it a generous interior space, especially for passengers. passenger in the back.
The space-age cabin promises to be upscale with its use of real wood, polished aluminum, and piano black inserts. The Open R cockpit has two high-resolution 12-inch screens – one is a digital instrument cluster, the other infotainment – and a nearly floating multifunction steering wheel.
This is the first Renault to use the Alliance’s latest CMF-CD platform, which will combine petrol, mild hybrids and all electric.
The most popular here will be the E-Tech Hybrid, which is equipped with a 3-cylinder, 1.2-liter gasoline engine combined with an electric motor to produce 157 horsepower and 196 horsepower, respectively.
Two 12V mild-hybrid engines are also available with the 1.3-litre unit and making either 138bhp or 157bhp. Prices are closer to launch later this year.
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