Everything you need to know about the new Renault Austral before its presentation on March 8, 2022

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March 8, 2022. Besides St. John’s, this date is first and foremost the date of revelation – finally! – your new Austral. This family SUV that replaces the Kadjar which will allow Renault to regain its image in this category. It was crushed by the Peugeot 3008. A lot of information has already been leaked about the future Austral, especially due to its multiple appearances during development sessions. For those who have not followed everything like the others and want to clear their minds, L’AM offers a small recovery session.

Technically a new Australia

If it bears a new name, which is quite symbolic for a builder, that’s because, among other things, it has nothing to do with Kadjar, which this Austral succeeded. The architecture it was built on still bears the name CMF, but this is a brand new version. As such, the Austral with built, working gear is unprecedented. mechanically, this new base, above all, allows Kadjar to pass into the great world of the hybrid that he never had access to..

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Like the last Qashqai, the Austral should therefore make a final switch to diesel and micro-hybridization should be introduced automatically. One step up, the plug-in hybrid is inevitable to compete with the Peugeot 3008 and other Hyundai Tucson. On the other hand, it is not clear that the Renault SUV uses the same technology as the Captur and Arkana. We’ve known for a while that Losange is working on a new 3-cylinder 1.2 turbo petrol. eventually to replace both the 4-cylinder 1.3 and E-Tech’s naturally aspirated 1.6. The Austral will be compatible with all forms of hybridization from the lightest to the “heaviest” and could be the first tuning for this new engine with over 200 hp for the “plug-in”. You can also imagine the arrival of all-wheel drive on certain models.

A physically quite agreed Austral?

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In order to make people forget the Kadjar adventure, which was far from disaster and could not achieve the desired success, the Australian also needs a makeover. But Renault was not without exaggeration, according to the many photos sent by our image hunters. The length – about 4.50 m – and the proportions indeed seem quite consistent with what is already found in this segment. So we should expect lots of Captur and Clio-inspired curves front and rear, a fairly flat hood and C-shaped headlights.. Unlike the Captur, the optics should almost meet at the logo level on the back of the Austral, as on the Mégane E-Tech. Another thing in common with the compact: the new Renault logo, which is already on the hood of the prototypes.

An updated interior

The dashboard of the future Renault Austral.  © automotive magazine
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On the other hand, it is necessary to expect a holy turmoil inside. In antipodes of both an unoriginal and an unprincipled Kadjar, surpassed at launch, Austral plans to adopt the electric Mégane’s new instrument cluster. Understand that beyond the better build quality, the interior design will be particularly proud of 12-inch screens and Google Automotive.. This new presentation in Mégane is so intuitive and so many elements that announce excellent ergonomics.

While this new Austral has more or less said a lot about its identity, it still hides top secret information. Beyond technical approvals, modularity possibilities, onboard storage, in short, the livability and welcoming feeling of the new French SUV. First impressions of the ship that we will deliver to you on Tuesday, March 8th.

Source From: Google News

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