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Renault Austral Debuts With 200 HP, Four-Wheel Steering, But No Diesel

The Kadjar replacement ushers in a new Esprit Alpine sporty trim level.

The new Austral is finally here, after a lengthy effort. Renault’s first model to be built on the third-generation CMF-CD platform replaces the old Kadjar and features a number of new features. The most visible difference is the compact crossover’s new design, which features a fresh outer style and a high-tech cabin, which marks a substantial shift from the model it succeeds.

But first, let’s take a look at its dimensions. The Austral measures 4.51 metres in length, 1.83 metres in width, and 1.62 metres in height, with a 2.67 metre wheelbase. It’s a little longer and taller than its predecessor, but it’s also a little slimmer and has a larger wheelbase. Depending on whether the vehicle has a fixed or movable back bench, cargo capacity ranges from 500 to 575 litres. The volume reduces to 430 and 555 litres, respectively, if you choose for the complete hybrid model with its extra hardware. For smaller stuff, there’s an additional 35 litres of interior storage.

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The Austral is powered by a turbocharged 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine with mild-hybrid technology that’s advertised as a “real alternative to diesel.” Yes, the Austral doesn’t have an oil-burner because the Kadjar’s dCi has been dropped. The 48V lithium-ion battery and starter motor are part of a system that produces 130 horsepower, which is sent to the wheels through a six-speed manual transmission.

Renault claims that with this Mild Hybrid Advanced setup, fuel consumption is as low as 5.3 litres per 100 kilometres, with CO2 emissions of 123 g/km. According to internal estimates, the engine would have been 20% thirstier without the mild hybrid technology.

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Then there’s the Mild Hybrid, which has a bigger four-cylinder 1.3-liter gasoline engine. It works with a 12V lithium-ion battery, a starting motor, and a six-speed manual or X-Tronic automatic transmission, and was co-developed with Mercedes-Benz. The powertrain produces 140 hp with the three-pedal setup, while the auto boosts it to 160 hp and 270 Nm (200 lb-ft) of torque. The more powerful system uses 6.2 gallons per 100 kilometres and emits 136 grammes per kilometre.

The E-Tech Hybrid, on the other hand, is a full hybrid model with a 1.2-liter engine. It begins in electric mode and has a combined output of either 160 or 200 horsepower. It always starts in electric mode and can be had with a combined output of either 160 hp or 200 hp. It sips just 4.6 liters / 100 km and emits 105 g/km, prompting Renault to say it’s one of the cleanest hybrid crossovers in its segment.

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