Renault’s commitment to the C-SUV segment in this decade is the Renault Austral, a model that will be manufactured in Spain and that will have a fully electrified range of engines, although without a 100% electric version. As the French firm has just announced, the Austral has just started its reservation period.
From today, June 30, 2022, it is possible to make a reservation for the Renault Austral in Spain, as well as in Italy, France, Germany and the Netherlands, countries whose markets are the main focus of action for the Renault hybrid SUV. Predictably later its launch has just been confirmed in other countries such as the United Kingdom, Austria or Switzerland.
According to the brand, there are already more than 34,000 people interested in the Austral, who have expressed their interest by subscribing to the “Austral Now” program, and thanks to this they receive all the news about Renault’s hybrid SUV by email.
At the moment the brand has not announced prices for the Spanish market of the Renault Austral, although we do know that it will arrive in our country with three different mechanical offers, as well as with five different equipment lines (balance, techno, techno sprit Alpine, iconic and iconic sprit Alpine).
As stated in the configurator that the Spanish division of Renault has already enabled for the Austral, the prices of each version of the Austral will be announced shortly. It is to be expected that the SUV will be in a price range similar to the KIA Sportage or Hyundai Tucson, which due to size and technical characteristics are direct rivals. The hybrid versions of both models start at around 37,000 euros, while the light hybrids do the same at around 30,000 euros.
The most striking mechanical variant, however, is the conventional hybrid that Renault calls E-Tech, and which they claim to have reviewed enough with respect to the Clio and Megane to classify it as a second-generation hybrid scheme. The system is built around a 1.2-liter three-cylinder gasoline engine with turbocharging. This is assisted by an electric motor that works with a nominal voltage of 400 V and together, depending on the version, will yield 160 or 200 CV.