You can expect prices for this Austral E-Tech full hybrid to sit in the £35,000-£40,000 bracket and customers can choose from three well-equipped trim levels - 'techno', 'techno esprit Alpine' and 'iconic esprit Alpine'. We've already mentioned quite a few of the equipment features in our 'Design' section but here we'll brief you on what else you can expect.
The 'techno' trim level gives you most of what you'd need, including 19-inch 'Komah' alloy wheels, matrix LED vision headlights, mirage-effect rear LED lights, flush roof bars, a shark fin antenna, surround parking sensors with a rear-view camera, and a hands-free key card with keyless entry. As with all Austral E-Tech full hybrid models, the cabin boasts a frameless automatic rear-view mirror and automatic dual-zone air conditioning with an air purifier. Plus, the 12-inch 'OpenR' multimedia centre screen has a range of Google services built-in, including Google Maps, Google Assistant, and access to the Google Play store. Two front and two rear USB ports ensure connectivity with the 8-speaker Arkamys audio system.
The 'techno esprit Alpine' trim level goes further with its 20-inch 'Daytona' alloy wheels, 'esprit Alpine' detailing and 'black esprit Alpine' carbon fabric and Alcantara upholstery with blue stitching. Plus there's heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, an electric power tailgate, electric driver and front passenger seats with a massage function, traffic & speed sign recognition with overspeed prevention, and adaptive cruise control with lane centring.
At the top of the range, the 'iconic esprit Alpine' flagship version further adds '4CONTROL' 4-wheel steering, a 12-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, a 360-degree Around View 3D camera, a panoramic sunroof and a wireless phone charging station. Safety-wise across the line-up, Renault is offering up to 30 Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, including hill start assist, distance warning alert, emergency lane keep assist, an automatic emergency braking system, driver attention alert, traffic & speed sign recognition and cruise control with speed limiter.