Renault teases Austral, its new upcoming compact SUV

Renault has published a short teaser video showing the new Austral crossover .



According to the press service of the French brand, this car will replace the Kadjar in the model line. European sales of new items will start next spring.

“Austral conjures up the brightness and warmth of the southern hemisphere. The name invites you to an adventure and is ideal for an SUV, ”explained Silvia Dos Santos, car naming strategy manager for Renault Group.

The length of the five-seater crossover will be 4.51 meters, the design of the model will receive features of the Renault Megane E-Tech .the car will be built on the CMF platform, which is also used by the current Nissan Qashqai .

According to unofficial data, the range of Austral engines will include a 1.3-liter gasoline engine. The unit will work in conjunction with a six-speed manual transmission or variator. Most likely, there will be no diesel units in the line of motors.

Also, customers will be offered hybrid modifications of the crossover. The novelty can be purchased with front or all-wheel drive.

Renault Kadjar has been sold in Europe since 2015. In 2019, the model underwent a major restyling . In addition to the design, the crossover has undergone major changes in the technical part.