Renault Austral engines

Faults and Technical chat for the Renault Austral
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Post by Rob »

The new Renault Austral will share its platform with the Nissan Qashqai, so it’s highly likely that the engines will be shared as well.


This would mean a selection of 1.3-litre petrol engines with mild hybrid technology to boost efficiency.

The Austral may also make use of the hybrid system found in the Renault Captur. This comprises a 1.6-litre petrol engine paired with two electric motors to make 142Hp.

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Post by Amro8811 »

I just have my new car on march 2024 the engine sounds like diesel truck very loud and embarrassing me for brand new car should be like that . When I went back to the dealer they said they are aware of the problem but they don’t know what to do. Not good enough
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Post by Coutainville »

The loud noise is only for 1 minute max on my car. The engine regenerates power to the battery, sounds like a generator, and this is what it is... I don't like the noise either, but the rest of the car is fab. (apart from the spark plugs issue)
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Post by FocusArmy »

Someone was saying there is an update to reduce the noise at dealership!
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Post by ColinS »

My dealership is fairly quiet, it's the engine that is loud apparently.
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Post by Mr rugby »

My wife was sitting in the car with the engine running as I walked up to the rear of the car.
The engine note was a Tinny hollow popping sound, reminiscent of a small boat/barge engine noise as it putt putts into the water. The 3 cylinder engine Is not the sweetest sounding block that's for sure.

The 1.3L 4 cylinder version engine which can be found on the smaller horse powered sized Mild Hybrid versions on the continent, is similar to it's Qashqai cousin 1.3 dig-t that I had in my 2020 Qashqai which apparently Renault and Nissan share. Alas the 1.2 L turbo is only available in the UK for us.
I may be far from accurate here and I will be happy to be proven wrong, but I feel this engine is going to rattle a little as it gets older. At the moment it's fairly smooth.
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