Renault unveils its next compact SUV
Renault has unveiled a preview of its new Austral ahead of its launch in 2022.
It will be manufactured at the Palencia plant in Spain.
The name Austral is derived from the Latin word ‘Australis’. It is linked to many European languages including French.
The Southern is a new SUV space in the Renault universe that offers absolute comfort, cutting-edge technology and an ecological driving experience.
The compact SUV can accommodate five passengers and has a spacious legroom of 4.51 meters.
“This new model supports Renault’s objective of further strengthening its position in the C segment, after the Arkana models and the new Megane E-TECH Electric,” Renault explained in a note.
The Austral is specially designed for European markets and it is still unclear whether the compact SUV will hit the Indian market or not.
“Austral evokes the dynamism and warmth of the southern hemisphere and invites exploration. This makes it an ideal name for an SUV. The word is a word that can be easily pronounced by people around the world, and it has a harmonious sound that gives the car a truly global feel, ”said Sylvia Dos Santos, Head of Designation Strategy for the Global Marketing Department. from Renault. .
However, the French automaker hasn’t revealed much about the SUV and teased the audience with a preview.
However, it is said that the SUV will be equipped with a 1.3-liter gasoline engine and can increase power to 140 horsepower.
Manufacturers will launch the Austral around the second half of 2022.