THE ALL-NEW RENAULT AUSTRAL PREMIERES THE 3RD GENERATION OF 4CONTROL ADVANCED
>> Renault continues to innovate and offer the best of technology to the greatest number of people with the third generation of "4CONTROL Advanced”
>> Introduced and commercialized in 2007, Renault's 4-wheel steering system is evolving and coming back in force with an improved third generation
>> A unique offer in the C-SUV segment, able to provide unprecedented driving comfort, exceptional agility and unrivalled dynamic performance
The All-new Austral premières the 3rd generation of Renault’s 4-wheel drive system: the 4CONTROL Advanced. Unlike any other system for its segment, it boasts unrivalled comfort, exceptional agility, and unparalleled performance.
“ Renault is introducing 4-wheel steering technology in the new CMF-CD platform. Thanks to electronic control of the rear wheel steering, it is now possible to modify the rear suspension to offer the best performance in all conditions: maneuverability in the city, agility in the country and mountains roads, stability and safety on the motorway. ”
Filippo Mantovani, Head of Vehicle Dynamics – Renault
GREATER STABILITY FOR MORE DRIVING PLEASURE
In addition to the 4-wheel drive chassis, the All-new Austral features a multi-link rear axle for better roadholding, a more comfortable drive, and exceptional stability in all circumstances. On bad roads, movement of the rear wheels benefit from improved steering and are much better and negotiating any irregular road surfaces. The advantages are immediate: wheel-to-road contact is superior, while the comfort and acoustics are optimal.
When travelling at high speeds or taking corners faster than 50km/h, the rear wheels turn as much as 1° in the same direction as the front wheels. This is achieved thanks to the addition of a steering actuator mounted on the rear axle, which controls input coming from the power steering, the engine, and the electronic stability program (ESP).
HANDLING LIKE A CITY CAR
Very agile and easy to manoeuvre through city streets, the Austral boasts exceptional handling for a C-segment SUV. Its kerb-to-kerb turning circle is as tight as 10.1m, which is better than some city cars. The Austral’s steering actuator located on the rear axle can turn the rear wheels up to 5° in the opposite direction of the front wheels (compared to 3.5° on the previous generation 4-wheel drive) – a great technical feat.
PERSONALISED SETTINGS WITH MULTI-SENSE
With the latest generation of MULTI-SENSE technology on Austral, the driver can now amplify the dynamic driving experience. Depending on the pre-programmed driving mode selected: Eco, Comfort or Sport, it is possible to set each of the 3 modes to one of 13 different levels. The settings cover the behaviour of the chassis as well as certain driving sensations: steering effort, chassis and engine response, traction control and vehicle dynamic control. This feature can be accessed via the OpenR screen, or a new function-specific button located on the steering wheel.