To Renault Austral presented by the French brand in March 2022 and from him autumn of the same year began, gradually, the its commercial launch in European marketsarriving before a few months in our country as well.
New C-SUV it’s still pretty… fresh, though according to a publication of L’argusthe French brand is already preparing its upgraded version. As the specific French medium claims, based on its exclusive informationwe will have to wait for its facelift version before the end of 2025.
Based on the publication, Renault is planning a change in the range of powertrains. Austral currently has two mild hybrid versions and one full hybrid. The first mild hybrid is based on 1.2 L 3-cylinder turbo engine which yields 130 PS and 230 Nmwhile the second him 4 cylinder, also turbo, 1.3 L enginewith power 160 PS and 270 Nm torque. On the other hand, the version E-Tech full hybrid consists of 1.2 L 3-cylinder turbo engine and two electric motors, resulting in total power 200 PS and 205 Nm of torque from the gasoline engine and 205 Nm from the electric motor.
French information states that in the facelift version, Renault it will retire the 160 PS MHEV variantwhile it will keep the other two, upgrading her power of its (unique, now) mild hybrid version 1.2 L from 130 PS to 140 PS.
In addition, Renault will “endow” it with 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmissionwhich features the νέο Cardian SUV – intended for the Latin American markets – but will also be used by the new Dacia Duster.
On the software side, the new Austral will transition from the platform «Sweet 200» in the upgraded one «Sweet 400»which has the new Rafale SUV coupe of the French brand, thus benefiting from the latest driver assistance systems (ADAS) and more OTA updates.
Finally, there will be differences in exterior design, with the Austral following the Rafale’s corresponding philosophy. He will take care of that Gilles Vidalwho has “signed” the design of the SUV Coupe and he had not been “engaged” in Austral’sas he joined Renault in summer of 2020.
So the French appreciate that we wait for the own “stamp” in the redesigned mask with different shaped lights and graphics, more angles but also similar modifications to the rear, which will give a more dynamic form on the body.
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