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Body style: SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle)
Segment: Compact SUV
Infotainment: Apple CarPlay icon Apple CarPlay   Android Auto icon Android Auto  

Renault introduced a new compact-segment SUV on the European market in 2022, thus replacing the Kadjar, which lasted only for one generation.

When a carmaker gets a successful model, it keeps its nameplate. The Suburban is one of the most obvious examples in the industry. On the other hand, Renault tried the SUV segment with the Koleos, built together with Samsung, then it tried its luck with the Kadjar and, starting with 2022, with the Austral.

The vehicle was the first to be made on the CMF-CD3 platform developed together with Nissan. Its external dimension of just 4.51 m long (177.5 in) placed it in the European compact-sized segment. At the front, the car sported Renault's signature design with C-shaped headlights and a massive, diamond-patterned grille that sported the large carmaker badge. In addition, the waved lines on the bodywork and the blackened C-pillar and tinted third side window created the sensation of a shooting brake on stilts. The new micro-LED taillights also sported the same C-shape as the headlights at the back.

Inside, the Austral boasted with its digital dashboard. The center stack has a 12.3" instrument cluster and a portrait-type 12" multimedia screen. Moreover, a 9.3" head-up display added more comfort for the driver. For the rear passengers, the Austral offered an impressive room for up to three persons, with more knee room than most of its competitors. The trunk provided 500 liters (17.6 cu-ft) of space. Thanks to the sliding bench that could have been expanded to 575 liters (20.3 cu-ft). By folding the rear seats' seatback, the trunk could reach 1,525 liters (53.8 cu-ft).

Under the hood, Renault installed a wide engine range, either hybrid or mild hybrid. Depending on the trim level and the engine choice, the Austral was available with either a six-speed manual or a CVT.

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RENAULT Austral 2022 - Present
  1 hybrid gasoline engine
  • 1.2L E-TECH Hybrid (200 HP)

RENAULT Austral 1.2L E-TECH Hybrid (200 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.2L E-TECH Hybrid (200 HP)
Cylinders
L3
Electrical motor power
147.1 kw (200 hp)
Fuel System
Turbocharged Direct Injection
Fuel
Hybrid Gasoline
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated discs
DIMENSIONS
Length
177.6 in (4511 mm)
Width
60 in (1524 mm)
Height
64.7 in (1643 mm)
Front/rear Track
62.6/62.6 in (1,590/1,590 mm)
Wheelbase
105 in (2667 mm)
POWER SYSTEM SPECS
Power pack
Lithium-Ion
Nominal Capacity
1.7 kWh
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