UK Launch of Renault’s All New Austral E-Tech Full Hybrid

What’s Happening

Renault has announced that orders are now open for the eagerly-anticipated Austral E-Tech full hybrid, an innovative SUV set to launch this summer in the UK. The price starts from £34,695 OTR. Prospective customers can choose from three versions: techno, techno esprit Alpine, and iconic esprit Alpine, each of which offers a blend of comfort, convenience, and class-leading connectivity.

Why It Matters

This cutting-edge hybrid vehicle is a significant part of Renault’s Renaulution strategy, aiming to dominate the mid-sized family SUV market. The Austral E-Tech full hybrid provides customers with an electrified engine offering a range of 683 miles and low CO2 emissions, as low as 105 g/km. The SUV combines technology, a captivating design, and an exciting electrified driving experience, making it a vital player in the market’s green transition.

Key Points

Each variant of the Austral E-Tech full hybrid features advanced specifications that perfectly complement its unique design, advanced drivetrain, and ergonomically designed cockpit. Key features include up to 30 Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), four MULTI-SENSE settings, Renault’s third-generation 4Control Advanced four-wheel steering system, and an impressive digital experience offering up to 35 apps.

The SUV is also equipped with a frameless automatic rear-view mirror, sliding centre console armrest, sliding rear bench seat, automatic dual-zone air conditioning with air purifier, and up to 555 litres of boot capacity. It also boasts a 12-inch OpenR multimedia screen, 12.3-inch driver information display, 9.3-inch head-up display, Google services built-in, and a high-quality 8-speaker Arkamys audio system.

The range begins with the techno version, priced at £34,695 OTR, and extends to the top-of-the-range iconic esprit Alpine, priced at £39,495. Each version offers unique features, from 19-inch Komah alloy wheels on the techno to the 4Control Advanced 4-wheel steering and 12-speaker Harman Kardon audio system on the iconic esprit Alpine.

Bottom Line

All variants of the Austral E-Tech full hybrid are powered by a 200hp petrol hybrid powertrain with a 400V 1.7kWh lithium-ion battery. This powertrain allows for powerful acceleration and optimum efficiency, with 80% of urban driving possible in full-electric mode. The new hybrid achieves up to 60.1mpg on the combined WLTP cycle, positioning it as one of the most fuel-efficient hybrid cars in the Renault line-up. The launch of the all-new Austral E-Tech full hybrid is a significant stride in Renault’s commitment to offering efficient and technologically advanced hybrid vehicles.


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