Renault is relaunching its Tiguan opponent Kadjar. It will celebrate its world premiere in the summer of 2022 – albeit under a new name. Instead of Kadjar it will Compact SUV Austral mean. The term is derived from the Latin word “australis”, which means “south”. It can still be found today in some Romance languages and is intended to establish a connection to Europe. Technically, the new one is on the same platform as the current Nissan Qashqai. How To Cars expects that Renault’s SUV will look very different from its Japanese brother.
Renault has already shown the next evolutionary stage in brand design with the Mégane E-Tech Electric. The Kadjar successor should build on this. The new Renault logo is set; unlike the electric crossover, the larger one will be SUV but probably get a distinctive grille. The brand-typical light signature underneath the main headlights is also safely retained. Erlkönige already suggest a different window line than the Qashqai, the AUTO BILD draftsman has also given the new Kadjar generation in the illustration (see above) a chrome border around the windows and a black roof. The space available should be appropriate for the class. Renault talks about one in the five-seater External length of 4.51 meters.
Electric SUV from Renault with the technology of the Nissan Ariya?
Both Engines Renault should fall back on the 1.3 mild hybrid gasoline engine, which are also used in the Nissan Qashqai. A plug-in hybrid variant is likely. However, it is questionable whether there will also be a diesel for the Austral. In an “Auto Express” interview, Renault’s chief developer, Gilles Le Borgne, said it was also a fully electric version of Renault’s upcoming compact SUV will give – but that should then use the technology of the Nissan Ariya.