Renault’s Kadjar replacement hits the ground and makes instant impact
In its prime, the Renault Kadjar was one of the best-selling French vehicles on these shores. Now in a new electrified era, Renault are hoping to continue that legacy with the brand-new Austral E-Tech, a highly efficient mid-size hybrid SUV.
Replacing the Kadjar, the Austral is poised to become a key feature in what the French manufacturer is describing as the ‘Renaulution’. Bringing forward fresh new looks and bold styling, this efficient hybrid will sit alongside its highly eco-friendly siblings; the Renault Zoe E-Tech and Renault Megane E-Tech.
In its ambition to stand out from the crowd, the Austral is up against some tough competition. It’s going head-to-head with the ever-popular Nissan Qashqai, and the Kia Sportage, as well as family favourites like the Ford Kuga and Hyundai Tucson.
With Renault promising an exciting new electric and hybrid future, we were eager to see how this Austral stacked up.
What did we drive?
Model: Austral Techno Esprit Alpine E-Tech
Power: Hybrid (200hp)
Colour: Artic white with diamond black roof
Price of the model driven: £38,145
*Prices correct at the time of writing