The compact and wiry petrol engine with a system output of 116 hp is a lightweight at just over 1100 kg and moves in the small car segment as a fast full hybrid across town and country. As three-cylinder engines with assistive electric motors, consumption-optimized combustion engines are once again more in the focus of the current car year after the environmental bonus expires.
Renault has breathed the SUV trend into the new Espace and left the old VAN culture behind. Anyone who is still familiar with the previous models will have to completely reorient themselves in the new model. Traditional travel values were thrown overboard and a new space glider was designed with lower-emission drives and generous space, even with seven seats for an entire team if desired.
The successor to the Suzuki SX-Cross was presented to the public at the end of November 2021. This is a comprehensive facelift of the previous model with engines to meet the Euro 6d standard. As a modified SUV, the profile is significantly more significant thanks to a distinctive radiator grille and emphasized lighting elements. After launching the market launch with the well-known mild hybrid engine, the full hybrid model was introduced in the current model year. All instruments and controls in the interior have also been revised. A look at the big brother of the Vitara.
The range of full hybrid cars is increasing continuously. In addition to the pioneers from Toyota with the Lexus premium segment, many other global players have also entered the segment. Drivers who value a long range or tow a trailer usually opt for hybrid cars. The full hybrid cars are very much in vogue. It is probably due to the advantage of not needing any electrical charging options and using recuperation to cover short distances without a combustion engine. What should be considered when buying?
After the environmental bonus for plug-in hybrids expires in 2023, full hybrid cars will gain in importance. With the Austral E-Tech Full Hybrid, Renault is presenting a powerful version with a system output of 200 hp. The SUV is predestined for long distances and relaxed cruising. The three-cylinder in-line engine with 131 hp is combined with a 68 hp electric motor powered by a 1,7 kWh battery. A long-distance test reveals the qualities of the Austral E.
The model is available with mild hybrid technology in the version with the 1,4 l as a mild hybrid version and now also as a full hybrid. We tested the new full hybrid version with a 1,5 l in-line four-cylinder engine and a 24,6 kW electric motor.