First details of Renault Austral E-Tech hybrid SUV – FleetNews

Renault’s new Austral E-Tech hybrid SUV will offer CO2 emissions of 105g/km and up to 60.1mpg when it arrives in the UK this summer.
The model, which completes the manufacturer’s C-segment line-up as it joins the Megane E-Tech and Arkana E-Tech, is powered by a new 200PS petrol hybrid powertrain with a 1.7kWh lithium-ion battery.
Renault says prices for Austral E-Tech will be announced shortly.
Giullaume Sicard, country head UK & managing director, Renault Brand UK, said: “The arrival of the Austral E-Tech full hybrid is another exciting milestone in our drive to provide car buyers with a varies and highly usable range of electrified vehicles.”
Renault confirmed in March 2023 that its sales figures for hybrid cars and its customers’ appetite to buy electrified and fuel-efficient cars was increasing.
It has seen its electrified vehicle sales rise 96%, with hybrid passenger cars increasing by 131%.

Sicard added: “The UK remains the largest hybrid market in Europe.”
Austral E-Tech comes with up to 30 advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and Multi-Sense settings, which provide four different driving styles.
It also features Renault’s 4Control Advanced four-wheel steering system, as well as front, rear and side parking sensors and 360-degree 3D camera.
The cabin features twin 12-inch OpenR screens and a 9.3-inch head-up display, all powered by Google services, which includes Google Play, Google Maps and Google Assistant.
Austral E-Tech will be available in three trim levels: Techno, Techno Esprit Alpine and Iconic Esprit Alpine.
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Andrew Ryan is the features editor at Fleet News. He has been a journalist for more than 20 years and has specialised in the fleet industry for the past 12.
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