Is this Luca de Meo's centerpiece to reconnect with profitability? In any case, the future Renault Austral 2024 will have an unprecedented score for the brand. Luca de Meo, the great boss of Renault, has never hidden it, the diamond brand must return to profitability as soon as possible.
Also, instead of wanting to sell more, at all costs, it's better to reach a more affluent clientele and generate high profit margins. In this context of predominance of quality over quantity, the arrival of a Renault Austral Coupé (known internally as DHN) will make perfect sense.
This third part will complete the family of compact SUVs by 2024. up to 7 passengers. A more spacious model that, better than the Renault Grand Austral, will be more talked about when naming Renault Espace.
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After the first attempt, a real masterstroke, which was the Renault Arkana, which, let us remember, was not initially planned to invest in the Western European market, the brand will continue with the Austral which will be its replacement. If the format of the latter is, more or less, close to that of Arkana (about 4.60 m), the technical basis and in fact all the technological pampering allowed will not be the same.
In fact, starting from the Captur or the Duster depending on the market (Korea, Asia or even Russia), the Arkana is nothing more than a B-segment model, consequently expanded with the benefits in terms of equipment and comfort that are logically limited to the urban SUV segment.
The Austral will take over the L-shaped furniture of the regular Austral, the one that is already causing a sensation aboard the electric Renault Mégane E-Tech.
The Renault Austral Coupé will benefit from the CMF-C platform, which is much better in terms of value-added technology than the Captur's CMF-B. The 4Control Advanced device has four-wheel steering bringing a sacred dose of dynamism. The Austral Coupé will benefit from a rechargeable hybrid engine whose accumulated power will quietly approach 300 hp.