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Renault Austral E-Tech – available to order now

Book a test drive of Renault’s highly anticipated new hybrid SUV.

The new Renault Austral

The new Renault Austral

One of the most-highly anticipated new cars of the year is arriving in the UK – and Arnold Clark customers can book their place on the priority list now.

The Renault Austral E-Tech is coming to Arnold Clark showrooms this summer, and by joining our priority list, you'll enjoy special invites to meet the all-new Austral, get early access to test drives and be one of the first in line for delivery when orders open.

Offering high performance, a spacious interior, and plenty of high-tech features, the Austral is an SUV that works for the whole family.

So, what does it look like?

The Renault Austral is the latest SUV to join the E-Tech range, boasting an elegant design that combines Renault’s iconic looks with a dynamic drive. It makes an immediate impression with its signature C-shape LED headlights, which accentuate its stylish silhouette.

The 'Techno' trim starts the range with its 19-inch Komah alloy wheels, matrix LED vision headlights, mirage-effect rear LED lights, flush roof bars, shark fin antenna, surround parking sensors with rear-view camera, and hands-free key card with keyless entry.

What about the inside?

The interior exudes a modern feel from the moment you enter. Perched behind the wheel is a wide digital screen, relaying vital information to you as you drive and giving a futuristic accent to every drive.

A truly spacious SUV, its generous interior features a wireless smartphone charging station, while 35 litres of storage throughout the cabin ensure optimum use of the available space.

The rear seats can be slid back by 16cm for a stretched-out and relaxed experience, while the boot space offers a capacity of up to 555 litres, conveniently accessed via an electric tailgate.

Two front and two rear USB ports ensure connectivity with the 8-speaker Arkamys audio system.

Thinking of making the switch to electric?

How does it drive?

The Austral proudly showcases Renault’s innovative E-TECH hybrid technology, giving the driver more control over fuel consumption while retaining a smooth and exciting drive. The self-charging motor can produce up to 200hp, giving you immediate access to its electric acceleration, while its advanced system adjusts for city driving by making it easier to deaccelerate and brake smoothly.

What is a full hybrid?

All models – Techno, Techno Esprit Alpine and Iconic Esprit Alpine – are powered by a new 200hp petrol hybrid powertrain with a 400V 1.7kWh lithium-ion battery.

An electric-only mode offers quiet and zero-emissions driving, while the battery recharges when decelerating and braking to offer a truly electric experience with no need to plug in.

On the combined WLTP cycle, the Austral E-Tech full hybrid achieves up to 60.1mpg, making it one of the most fuel-efficient hybrid cars in the Renault line-up, keeping emissions as low as 105g/km of CO2.

What have Renault said about the Austral?

The all-new Austral E-Tech full hybrid completes a trio of C-segment models in the electrified Renault E-Tech range, joining the Megane E-Tech 100% electric and the SUV hybrid, Arkana E-Tech.

And Guillaume Sicard, Renault UK’s Head Managing Director, is sure the Austral will be extremely popular in the UK market.

He said: ‘The arrival of the all-new Austral E-Tech full hybrid is another exciting milestone in our drive to provide car buyers with a varied and highly usable range of electrified vehicles.

‘With its blend of class-leading efficiency and advanced technology, we believe it to be one of the best hybrid cars available, and it comes at a time when demand for such a vehicle has never been higher.’

Anything else I need to know?

While the Austral has a sporty SUV design and efficient drivetrain, it also boasts an innovative interior and has a range of advanced technologies – from cutting-edge Google connectivity to an array of driver, safety and parking systems.

Renault recently confirmed its sales figures for hybrid cars and its customers’ appetite to buy electrified and fuel-efficient cars are continuing to increase.

Renault UK revealed its electrified vehicle sales are up year-on-year by 96%, with hybrid sales rising by 131% and the all-new Austral is set to boast those figures.

How do I find out more about the Renault Austral E-Tech?

Find out more about the Renault Austral on our website here, or get in touch with your local branch. Search your nearest dealership here.

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