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Unlike the regular Rafale E-Tech, the PHEV version uses a 1.2 turbocharged engine boosted to 150 horsepower and an additional electric motor on the rear axle. The hybrid is available in two variants: Esprit Alpine and Atelier Alpine. The latter offers original suspension and steering calibrations, as well as a fully controlled chassis and several ride profiles.

The Renault Rafale cross-coupe presented last summer has finally acquired an all-wheel drive version. This all-terrain vehicle is called Rafale E-Tech 4×4 and is equipped with a 300-horsepower PHEV-type hybrid power plant. It combines a 1.2 turbocharged engine (150 hp, 230 Nm) with three electric motors. The front produces 70 forces and 205 Nm of torque, the rear – 136 forces and 195 Nm. There is also a starter-generator capable of delivering 34 horsepower and 50 Nm at the right time.


Rafale E-Tech 4×4 has a battery with a capacity of 22 kilowatt-hours, which allows you to drive about 100 kilometers without starting the internal combustion engine. Acceleration to “hundreds” of the crossover takes 6.4 seconds versus 8.9 for the regular Rafale E-Tech. The car completes the exercise from 80 to 120 kilometers per hour in 4.0 seconds, 1.6 seconds faster than a 200-horsepower hybrid. With a fully charged battery, the average fuel consumption is 0.7 liters per “hundred”, when the energy is exhausted – 5.8.


The all-wheel drive Rafale will be offered in two versions: Esprit Alpine and Atelier Alpine. The top variant gets 21-inch wheels, Satin Summit Blue paint and a black rear spoiler. The Rafale Atelier Alpine will also have original suspension components, steering calibration and brakes. All this will be combined with adaptive dampers and a fully controlled 4Control Advanced chassis.

In addition, the media system of the Atelier Alpine version will have an additional Chassis Control tab, through which you can change the damping settings and steering angles of the rear wheels. Three profiles are available – Comfort, Dynamic and Sport, combined with all driving modes except Snow. The cost of the Rafale E-Tech 4×4 has not yet been announced. The start of sales is scheduled for next fall.

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