Closer to its official premiere, the Renault Austral continues to reveal some of its features.
Defined by its creators as “elegant and technological”, the Renault Austral today he showed his silhouette as a new advance to your next world premiere. This compact SUV, which in Europe will replace the Kadjar and will have hybrid engines throughout its range, will carry the new aesthetic language of the French brand, with a style similar to that seen in the Megane E-Tech Electric.
With this new installment, the brand explained the creative process of the vehicle, in terms of its design. Taking into consideration SUV fundamentals such as proportions, overhangs, wheel size and a broad shoulder figure, Renault defines the result as an SUV “with a lot of character, but civilized”.
The manufacturer ensures that the design of its vehicles is entering a new era, with strong and dynamic strokes in large proportions. Thus, the Renault Austral seeks give a sense of movement even when standing still, or so say those of the rhombus, just as Mazda has done years ago with its design Code.
Renault Austral: design and technology
According Gilles Vidal, Design Director of Renault, the Renault Austral “combines strong stylistic elements that give it a dynamic and elegant design. Its quality is visible at first glance. We reduce the gaps in the bodywork, refining the lines to generate an immediate sense of quality“. With this car, Vidal has the difficult mission of commercially defeating one of his most successful creations: the Peugeot 3008.
To this will be added the design at the lighting level, arranged in two large “C” shaped headlights and taillights. At the back, these merge with the logo in a way that the brand defines as “spectacular”. By the way, this model is already out with the new Renault logo.
Another novelty that this SUV will bring is the technology Micro-optic, premiered in the electric Mégane E-Tech. It is made of plexiglass, with lines and patterns etched directly into its surface and interior, and translates into lines of LEDs with brighter light.
In what we have been able to know, the Renault Austral looks so interesting that expectation grows not only in Europe, but in Latin America, where the possibility of its commercialization is uncertain. Some say it could be Koleos replacement in the region in the medium term.
For now, we have to wait to the second quarter of the year when this hybrid SUV reveals its cards to compete, not only with the Peugeot 3008, but with other similar models in Europe. Citroën C5 Aircross, Ford Escape, Mazda CX-5, Volkswagen Tiguan, Toyota RAV4, SEAT Ateca Y Opel Grandland they are in sight.
Oscar Julian Restrepo Mantilla.