2022 Renault Austral: Kadjar replacement teased ahead of reveal
The first teaser of the all-new Renault Austral has been revealed, with a highly camouflaged model showing us what we can expect the Kadjar replacement to look like.
The name for the new car was revealed last year, with further info set to hit the press over the coming months. Here’s what we know so far.
Renault’s teaser images show that it’ll take the form of a mid-size SUV, which will put it up against the likes of the Nissan Qashqai and Hyundai Tucson. Given the camouflage, it’s hard to make out any of the styling cues up front.
But it should inherit some of the looks of the latest Renaults, meaning a sharp front end featuring a large Renault emblem along with a relatively high window line.
At the rear, a thin set of taillights are evident, but we’ll have to wait a little longer to see the car properly. We do know, however, that it’ll be 4.5 metres long – slightly larger than the current Kadjar.
The Austral is part of Renault’s strategy to focus on SUVs rather than small compact models. We’ve also seen the Megane E-Tech Megane grow into a full-size SUV, and the new model follows this pattern.
There are rumours it will be available as a five and seven seater, and potentially even as an SUV coupe too. We’re pretty certain the new model will feature plug-in hybrid tech, as well as being offered with Renault’s full-hybrid E-Tech system.
We’ll have to wait a while longer for any confirmation on drivetrains though. Set to be revealed in the spring months of 2022, we’ll bring you more info as soon as it is available.