New 2022 Renault Austral SUV: Kadjar replacement previewed in teasers

Upcoming Renault Austral has been revealed in a series of official camouflage shots, giving us our best look yet at the new crossover

These brand-new main camouflage shots of Renault’s upcoming Austral SUV offer us our finest appearance yet at the brand-new family-sized design that will change the company’s Kadjar later this year.

Renault has actually laid out that the Austral is undergoing last growth, with a concentrate on fine-tuning its engine line-up as well as the auto’s integrity.

The French brand verified that “the development of the brand-new Renault Austral is being completed, with last checks of the new CMF-CD3 system and the all-electric engine choices.” The brand has confirmed that this means an all-electrified line-up featuring E-Tech hybrid and also mild-hybrid devices, as well as not a complete EV version.

A fleet of around 100 test cars and a team of 900 chauffeurs will cover ‘verification runs’ that will amount to a consolidated 600,000 kilometres (around 373,000 miles) covered on the open road and also the staying 1.4 million kilometers (870,000 miles) completed on the examination track.

According to Renault, “These tests will make it possible for the groups to authorize the adjustments made to the brand-new CMF-CD3 system and vehicle driver help systems, in addition to sound-proofing and also the comfort of the shock absorber to ensure that future customers can appreciate the best conditions feasible.”

The design, which will match the Ford Kuga, Nissan Qashqai and Volkswagen Tiguan, is expected to be introduced in the latter part of 2022. Although this model is using a mix of view-distorting pattern disguise and also covering with fluorescent flashes, we can see that the Austral will certainly take a lot of design inspiration from Renault’s Megane E-Tech electrical hatchback. Indeed, information such as the slim, high-mounted LED fronts lights, clamshell bonnet and bent front fascia are similar.

In the model’s side profile, we can additionally see a comparable form to the doors and rising shoulder line as the Megane E-Tech. The glasshouse is smaller than the Kadjar’s yet larger than the Megane E-Tech’s, which fits in with the Austral’s positioning as a taller, crossover-bodied version of the Megane.

We can additionally see that details such as the Megane E-Tech Electric’s flush-fitting door deals with, aren’t as a result of make production if this model is anything to go by. The rear of the growth auto features a huge version of Renault’s recently upgraded retro-inspired 2D badge in the centre of the tailgate; a sloping windowline, slim tail-lights as well as a chunky lower bumper likewise include.

The brand name says that the new name for the SUV “declares the French origins of the maker as well as evokes the colours and heat of the southern hemisphere”.

The 4.5m-long five-seat SUV will certainly appear in the spring, and if you click through our photo gallery, Vehicle Express has previewed how it could look when the camouflage is peeled off back in a series of exclusive images – again, carrying through lots of styling hints as first seen on the brand’s Megane E-Tech Electric.

However, unlike the Megane, the Austral will maintain combustion engines. Underpinned by the Renault-Nissan Alliance’s newest CMF-C platform– the very same architecture utilized by the present Nissan Qashqai– the Austral must bring improvements in practicality and space over the Kadjar.