Award-winning Renault Austral ready for 2024

Published on 22nd November 2023 at 14:54

Launched here in early July, Renault Austral E-Tech full hybrid went on to win Irish 
Medium SUV of the Year 2024 at the annual Motor Media Association of Ireland 
Awards Irish Car of the Year Awards earlier this month. 
Irish customers of this SUV hybrid benefit from a specification that has been honed 
to deliver optimum comfort, convenience and class-leading connectivity. All versions 
of the Austral E-Tech full hybrid feature a comprehensive standard specification that 
complements the distinctive looks, advanced drivetrain and contoured cockpit. 
Equipment that is shared across the range includes a frameless automatic rear-view 
mirror, sliding centre console armrest, sliding rear bench seat, and automatic dual- 
zone air conditioning with air purifier. A spacious SUV, it comes with 35 litres of 
easily accessible and modular internal storage space, plus up to 555 litres of boot 
Three trim levels, Techno, Techno Esprit Alpine, and Esprit Alpine, are on the menu 
of the Austral E-Tech. This full hybrid is powered by a new 200hp petrol hybrid 
powertrain with a 400V 1.7kWh lithium-ion battery that fuses powerful acceleration 
with optimum efficiency. All in all, 80% of driving time on urban roads is possible in 
full-electric mode, which translates into urban cycle driving requiring 40% less fuel 
than a combustion motor, all without having to change one’s driving habits or plug 
Meanwhile, on the combined WLTP cycle, the Austral E-Tech full hybrid achieves 
from 4.7l/100km, keeping CO 2 emissions low as 105g/km. 
The digital experience includes up to 35 apps, as well as the ability to plot a route and 
even operate home devices with voice control. Technological highlights of this SUV 
include the availability of up to 30 Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), four 
MULTI-SENSE settings that offer a variety of driving styles, plus Renault’s third- 
generation four-wheel steering system, 4Control Advanced. 
The digital experience is delivered via the 12-inch OpenR multimedia screen, 12.3- 
inch driver information display, 9.3-inch head-up display, and a range of Google 
services built-in, including Google Maps, Google Assistant, and access to Google 
Play. Two front and two rear USB ports ensure connectivity with the 8-speaker 
Arkamys audio system. 
The Austral E-Tech full hybrid is available to order now for 241 at Renault’s 31 
dealerships, with prices from €45,295 and with PCP finance offers available from 
Mobilize Financial Services (MFS) from €379 per month.