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.