Following Megane E-Tech electric in 2020, Austral is the second Renault model to have been subject to the Confirmation Runs. It has thus covered nearly 3 million kilometres on all types of roads, and that’s even before its commercial launch. Behind the wheel, around a hundred of employees put themselves in the shoes of the customers while testing the car. Their objective: identify any possible improvements to ensure that Austral reaches the best performance in terms of driving pleasure, quality, and reliability.
Led by Thierry Charvet, Renault Group Industrial and Quality Director, the company’s Quality strategic plan is one of Renaulution's main pillars. At the heart of the Quality plan, the reliability of new models under development was the object of much consideration, leding to profound changes being made to road tests carried out before all commercial launches. A new type of test was developed: the Confirmation Runs.