New Renault Austral teased: price, specs and release date

January 05, 2022 by

The new Renault Austral SUV has been teased ahead of its debut in spring 2022. Read on for all you need to know about this new SUV.

  • New Renault Austral spotted
  • Replacement for the Renault Kadjar
  • Shares parts with the Nissan Qashqai
  • Only offered with petrol-electric hybrid engines
  • May use infotainment tech from the Captur
  • On sale in mid 2022

The new Renault Austral is in the final stages of testing, and is set to replace the current Renault Kadjar when it goes on sale in the spring.

This alternative to the Volkswagen Tiguan and Mazda CX-5 will share plenty of parts with the Nissan Qashqai, including new petrol hybrid engines.

New Renault Austral design

This prototype of the new Renault Austral is well covered up, but you can still tell that it has a sportier profile than the current Renault Kadjar.

There appear to be some sleek LED headlights up front. From the side, you can see the sloping roofline towards the rear. The overall shape looks more sporty as well.

There isn’t much of the rear on show, but there are some slim-looking LED tail lights poking through the camouflage.

New Renault Austral interior and infotainment

No pictures have surfaced of the new Renault Austral’s cabin, but it’s a safe bet that it will take inspiration from other cars in Renault’s lineup.

The new Austral may take design inspiration inside from the Renault Captur (pictured)

You can expect to see the large portrait infotainment screen found in the Captur. If the latest Renault models are anything to go by, the interior will feature some upmarket-feeling materials as well.

New Renault Austral engines

The new Renault Austral will only be available with hybrid and mild-hybrid engine options. The latest version of Renault’s E-Tech hybrid system will be offered, which combines a 1.6-litre petrol engine and an electric motor.

There will also be a 1.3-litre petrol engine with a 12V mild hybrid system to boost efficiency, as well as a brand new 1.2-litre petrol with a 48V mild hybrid system.

New Renault Austral price and release date

The new Renault Austral is due to be revealed in the spring of 2022, with sales starting shortly after.

Pricing hasn’t been announced yet, but you can expect it to cost more than the current Renault Kadjar. Around £22,000 seems sensible.

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