To cut short the rumors that were circulating about the replacement of Renault Kadjar, Renault unveils the surname of the newcomer: he will be baptized Austral.
In recent weeks, many rumors have been circulating about the name of Renault’s next Kadjar. One of the most persistent, under the surname Audace, did not seem to win all the votes. To cut short the hearsay, Renault today publishes the official name of the future SUV. He will be named Austral.
A name that evokes the southern hemisphere
According to the brand, Austral comes from the Latin «Autralis». It is a word widespread and present in many European languages, which claims the French origins of Renault. Sylvia Dos Santos, Head of Appellations Strategy at the manufacturer’s Marketing Department, specifies that Austral “also evokes the colors and warmth of the southern hemisphere”, and in particular Australia.
The Renault Austral will be presented in spring 2022.
According to Sylvia Dos Santos, “It’s a name that invites you to travel and fits perfectly with an SUV”. It also specifies that the phonetics are easy to pronounce by all, an important element for a more international model.
Renault’s future SUV, which will replace the Kadjar in summer 2022, will be barely taller at 4.51 m (+ 2 cm). It should opt for more efficient engines such as micro-hybrid units including the future 1.2 TCe of 150 hp or simple hybrids close to the E-Tech variants. A 280 hp plug-in hybrid engine should complete the range thereafter. The presentation of the Renault Austral is scheduled for spring 2022.
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