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Renault Austral E-Tech full hybrid: taking control


The brand to the diamond expands its range of SUV with the new Renault Austral E-Tech. An ambitious model, 100% hybrid, which offers powerful acceleration, efficiency and impressive stability. It is in the tradition of “cars for everyone’s comfort”.

New design for the Renault Austral E-Tech SUV

In the continuity of the Megane E-Tech electric and the first SUV-coupe Renault Arkana hybrid, the Renault Austral 2022 starts from scratch with a new design. New design means new personality, new engine, and new technologies of course.

“Sensual Tech” exterior

This new Renault Austral SUV adopts the brand’s new “Sensual Tech” design. The lines are generously shaped with sculpted surfaces and prominent rear flanks. The front end is assertive thanks to a checkered grille dominated by chrome with the new “Nouvel’R” logo.

Finally, the full-LED C-Shape lighting at the front and rear is Renault’s signature light feature. On the tailgate, a long LED strip joins the logo on both sides, giving it a rather dynamic style!


Enter a 100% modern Austral Renault. The interior is spacious and well cared for. Fully digital, the cokpit is “L” shaped. Innovative, it gives an enveloping aspect for the driver.

The dashboard, named OpenR, is equipped with a 12.3-inch instrument panel, with the extension of a 12-inch screen vertically, dedicated to multimedia.

The space between the front seats is generous. This last one includes a central console with a fairly large, sliding handrest, and above all, comfortable. Great for long trips! Also, you will find an induction charging station for your smartphone. 35 liters of storage space, easily accessible and flexible, are located at the front of the vehicle.

Dimensions and trunk volume

The dimensions are generous and this is the common point with the Citroën family SUV. The new Renault Austral E-Tech is 4.51 m long, 1.83 m wide and 1.62 m high. On board, this new Renault Austral SUV can accommodate up to 5 passengers.

The trunk volume is 430 liters and climbs to 555 liters thanks to the sliding rear seats. Also, these 16 cm of possible backwardness, allow to offer a bigger space for the legs.

Alpine Spirit Version

“Esprit Alpine” is the new top-of-the-range version that the diamond-shaped brand is launching. It is distinguished by its sporty design. Dressed in an exclusive Gris Schiste Satin matte finish, it has a front bumper with a sporty blade, 20-inch Daytona aluminum wheels and “3D moiré” effect taillights.

The upholstery is in Alcantara fabric with blue stitching and embroidery on the headrest. The steering wheel is in nappa leather/Alcantara with blue, white and red stitching. Finally, the side badges Esprit Alpine do not fail to recall the level of finish.

Where is the Renault Austral 2022 manufactured?

The Austral of the French car manufacturer Renault is produced in the plant of Palancia in Spain, like the Kadjar. The brand with the diamond has bet everything on this SUV, the competitor of the family SUV Peugeot 3008.

Engines, performance and consumption

The Renault Austral E-Tech replaces the Kadjar produced from 2015 to 2022 and is based on the CMF-CD3 technical platform of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi group. This allows the submission of three types of motorization: “E-Tech Full Hybrid”, “Mild Hybrid”, and “Mild Hybrid Advanced” :

Full Hybrid: develops between 160 and 200 hp with the help of its 3-cylinder 1.2 turbo gasoline block, an electric motor, and a lithium-ion battery with an energy capacity of 1.7 kWh. The latter operates at 400 volts. The whole is driven by a multi-mode automatic gearbox with 7 gears. The average consumption is 4.6 l/100 and 105 g of C02/km.
Mild Hybrid: this configuration also abandons the diesel and relies on the 4-cylinder 1.3-liter turbocharged gasoline block, available in 140 and 160 hp (103 and 118 kW) with X-Tronic automatic transmission and in 6-speed manual in 140 hp. The engine is assisted by a starter-alternator and a 12-volt battery. The consumption is 6.2 l/100 and 136 g/km for CO2 emissions.
Mild Hybrid Avanced: is based on a 3-cylinder 1.2 with a 48-volt battery for 130 hp. The consumption is 5.3 l/100 and 123 g/km in CO2 emissions. With this engine, the energy efficiency is maximized, and consumption is 20% lower than the equivalent of a thermal engine without hybridization. A good alternative to diesel.

The new finishes

The Renault Austral E-Tech is available in five trim levels, including two “Alpine Spirit”. Discover the details of the different finishes available in the catalog:


Entry-level finish

Rear parking assistance
Lane Keeping Assist
Pure Vision full LED headlights
Active emergency braking with intersection function
OpenR Link multimedia system with 9″ touch screen
Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatible smartphone replication
Dashboard with 12.3″ digital color display
Arkamys auditorium sound
Hands-free access and start card
Dual-zone automatic climate control
Electrically operated, heated, folding exterior mirrors
17″ Maha alloy wheels
Black gloss wheel arches and rocker panels
Grey recycled fabric upholstery
Dark chrome checkerboard grille


In addition to the Equilibre finish

Front and side parking assistance
Rearview camera
Adaptive Vision LED front lights
Multi-sense: multiple driving modes
OpenR Link system with 12″ touch screen and Google services
1/3-2/3 sliding rear bench seat with Easy Break trunk folding feature
Frameless electrochromic interior mirror
Tinted rear windows
19″ alloy wheels with black diamonds
Customizable mood lighting on door panels and center console
Mixed leatherette/fabric upholstery with grey gradient

Techno Esprit Alpine

In addition to the Techno finish

Non-sliding rear bench seat 1/3-2/3
Satin black longitudinal roof rails
Satin gray sport blade front fascia
Satin gray window surround trim
20″ Daytona black diamond-cut alloy wheels
Specific headrests with Alpine embroidery
Alcantara door and dashboard inserts with blue stitching
Aluminum pedals
Leather and Alcantara steering wheel with blue/white/red stitching
Mixed carbon fabric/Alcantara upholstery with blue stitching


In addition to the Techno finish

Blind spot warning and lane departure prevention when overtaking
360° vision camera
Hands-free/full automatic parking (depending on engine)
Stop & Go adaptive cruise control
Hands-free motorized tailgate
Heated front seats
Power driver’s seat with lumbar adjustment and massage function
Heated steering wheel
Chrome longitudinal roof rails
Front bumper with body-colored sport blade
20″ Effie diamond-cut alloy wheels in black
Biton paint with black roof
Mixed leatherette/dark carbon cloth upholstery with gold stitching
Real wood dashboard insert

Iconic Esprit Alpine

In addition to the Iconic

Active Driver Assist: Intelligent adaptive cruise control with lane tracking, speed management and battery power management
Power passenger seat with lumbar adjustment
High comfort front headrests with Alpine embroidery
Satin black longitudinal roof rails
Front bumper with satin gray sport blade
Satin gray window trim
20″ Daytona diamond-cut alloy wheels in black
Specific headrests with Alpine embroidery
Alcantara door and dashboard inserts with blue stitching
Aluminum pedals
Leather and Alcantara steering wheel with blue/white/red stitching
Mixed carbon fabric/Alcantara upholstery with blue stitching

All you have to do is choose the level of finish that meets your expectations.

When is the Renault Austral E-Tech coming out?

Renault says it is ready to begin marketing its new SUV, the Austral, in September 2022. Pre-orders have been open since June 30, 2022, and deliveries are scheduled to begin in early December 2022.

The prices

A few days before the start of its marketing in France, Renault unveils the prices of its SUV. The starting price for the Austral Renault is €33,400 for the entry-level Equilibre trim level, with the 130-horsepower Mild Hybrid Advanced engine.

The most expensive model is the 200 horsepower E-Tech hybrid version with the Iconic Esprit Alpine trim. Its price is €44,900.

Prices of the Renault Austral Mild Hybrid Advanced 130 hp (2022)

Finishes Price (from)
Equilibre33 400 €
Techno35 900 €

Prices of the Renault Austral Mild Hybrid 160 hp automatic (2022)

Finishes Price (from)
Techno37 400 €
Techno Esprit Alpine38 800 €
Iconic40 200 €

Prices for the Renault Austral E-Tech Full Hybrid 160 hp (2022)

Finishes Price (from)
Techno39 900 €

Prices for the Renault Austral E-Tech Full Hybrid 200 hp (2022)

Finishes Price (from)
Techno40 700 €
Techno Esprit Alpine42 100 €
Iconic43 500 €
Iconic Esprit Alpine 44 900 €

Our opinion

So €33,400 is the minimum price you need to spend to afford the Renault Austral E-Tech 2022. The new family SUV that replaces the Kadjar is available for order from September 20, 2022. Pre-orders are already possible. This hybrid model comes in five different trim levels.

In order to guide you in your research, the OnMyBike team regularly writes articles on electric and hybrid cars


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