Renault continues to share details about the new crossover Austral, which will replace the Kaptur model in Europe. According to the press service of the company, the official premiere of the car will be held on March 8, 2022.
The automaker has published new photos of the interior of the car, which will be “trimmed with soft materials, very pleasant to the touch”. In addition, the design of the upper part of the front panel uses natural wood, lacquered using the Japanese technique “Maki-e”.
The main external distinguishing feature of the interior will be a virtual dashboard, visually united with a 24.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system. A new multimedia system with an intuitive OpenR Link interface allows you to control up to 90% of all functions of the car with only “one-two clicks.
The Renault Austral, based on a new version of the CMF modular platform, will be technically unified with the third-generation Nissan Qashqai. Gasoline-electric power units on the basis of 1,3-liter turbo-motors, acting under the scheme “moderate hybrid” will enter into the motor range. The units will be combined both with manual transmission and Variator.
Renault announced the appearance of a brand-new Austral crossover late last year. The model’s name comes from the Latin word australis. The novelty will gradually replace the crossover Kadjar, which the French decided to leave without a direct successor due to lack of popularity.