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Tuesday 11 January 2022

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Renault reveals more of its new SUV, Austral

Every time we launch a new model, we take our test vehicles through months of intensive trials, in order to ensure the utmost quality and reliability. These endurance tests enable us to confirm the reliability and longevity of their various components. The development of the New Renault Austral is therefore being completed under these strict conditions, with final checks of the new CMF-CD3 platform and the all-electric engine options.

The new Renault Austral is about to undertake a round of tests known as “Confirmation Runs”, in which a fleet of around 100 vehicles set off to travel two million kilometres.  Renault’s new SUV will therefore cross France, Spain, Germany and Romania in order to confirm the results of the previous checks. Nine hundred drivers will cover 600,000km of open roads in real-life conditions, while the remaining 1,400,000km will take place on the track.

These tests will, for example, enable the teams to approve the adjustments made to the new CMF-CD3 platform and driver assistance systems, as well as sound-proofing and the comfort of the suspension system so that future customers can enjoy the best conditions possible.

Checks are also being carried out on the powertrains. The Renault Austral will have a petrol hybrid-only line-up, for the most part made up of brand new engine options: a latest-generation E-TECH hybrid, a 1.3 TCe unit with a 12V mild hybrid solution and, for the first time in the Renault range, a 1.2 TCe unit with 48V mild hybrid technology.

This range of engines will offer record-breaking performance, with reduced CO2 emissions – from 105g CO2/km (for the E-TECH engine according to the WLTP cycle, subject to approval) – and up to 200hp maximum power.

Keep your eyes peeled – you might just be one of the first to spot the new Renault Austral on the road.

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Your safety is our highest priority

In accordance with the latest UK Government guidance, we will continue to manage the risk of COVID-19 across the dealership network. With robust safety measures in place, you can be assured that we are 100% committed to keeping our customers and staff safe in every location.

It is vitally important that you are able to visit our dealerships safely, so we have continued to work responsibly in accordance with Government guidance to adhere to the following safety measures:

  • 2 metre floor markings in all our dealerships to help you keep a safe distance from others
  • All our colleagues will wear a face mask / face covering and we have protective screens at all workstations
  • Hand sanitiser are readily available for all customers and colleagues to use. Upon arrival at the dealership, we kindly request that you sanitise your hands thoroughly
  • All desks, workstations and card payment machines are regularly cleaned and sanitised
  • We respectably request that everyone visiting our premises will be required to wear face masks and coverings to protect the safety of our staff and customers.

We look forward to safely welcoming you to Renault Retail Group.

We have produced a short video of what to expect when visiting our dealership. Please take the time to watch our short video. With these safety measures in place you can be assured that we are committed to keep both our customers and staff safe. We are very much looking forward to welcoming back our customers to Renault Retail Group.