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New 2024 Renault Symbioz: price, specs and release date

Written By Richard Aucock

2024 Renault Symbioz

The new Renault Symbioz is another family SUV from the rejuvenated French brand that aims to directly challenge the best-selling Nissan Qashqai.

The new Renault Symbioz slots into the space between the recently-facelifted new Renault Captur and the larger, posher Renault Austral. It is a more practical alternative to the similarly-sized Renault Arkana.

Notably, the new Renault Symbioz has a choice of petrol-powered hybrid engines, which will set it apart from the recently-launched new Renault Scenic electric.

The new Renault Symbioz will face no end of rivals in the ultra-competitive family SUV sector. These will include the Honda ZR-V, Toyota C-HR, Volkswagen T-Roc and, of course, the Nissan Qashqai.

2024 Renault Symbioz
The new Renault Symbioz has a profile that both looks good and helps maximise interior space, thanks to its flat roofline and deep sides.
2024 Renault Symbioz
The new Renault Symbioz has a unique and modern-looking appearance from the rear.

New 2024 Renault Synmbioz price and release date

The new Renault Symbioz will be released for ordering in July 2024. The first cars are expected in the UK later this summer. 

It is anticipated Renault Symbioz prices could start from under £30,000, despite coming with hybrid tech as standard. New Renault Symbioz prices will be announced in the build-up to order books opening in July 2024

2024 Renault Symbioz
Inside, the new Renault Symbioz uses the latest Google-based touchscreen technology, which will be packed with functionality.

New 2024 Renault Symbioz: exterior and interior

The new Renault Symbioz is aimed at families who want plenty of space and practicality along with modern and contemporary design. It is a refreshing new take on the family SUV, eschewing the extreme looks of cars such as the Toyota C-HR for a more well-rounded yet still distinctive design.

At the front, the new Renault Symbioz is closely related to the new Renault Captur. The two share sculptural headlights and eye-catching vertically-stacked LED running lights. The new Renault logo in the centre is mirrored by graphics inset into the closed front panel.

The new Renault Symbioz has distinctive alloy wheels, with sharp, dynamics 19-inch designs available across the range. They “look as if the wheel is turning even when the vehicle is stationary”.

The unique rear end of the new Renault Symbioz has lots of feature lines that catch the light. The tailgate is vertical, to boost interior space, and a clever rear light design visually widens the car. The power tailgate has a hands-free function too.

The new Renault Symbioz is available in seven colours, including distinctive Mercury Blue, plus Arctic White, Oyster Grey, Diamond Black, Ceramic Grey and Iron Blue. Flame Red is the free colour choice, with all others being premium paint choices.

Overall, the new Renault Symbioz measures 4413mm long, 1797mm wide and 1575mm tall. It is similar in length and width to the Nissan Qashqai, but not as tall as the best-selling Nissan. It is intentionally more compact than other top-selling SUVs such as the Kia Sportage.

Inside, the new Renault Symbioz shares a dashboard design with the new Renault Captur. The centrepiece is an ultra-large portrait-format touchscreen infotainment system that runs the innovative Google Android Automotive 12 setup.

As the new Renault Symbioz’ OpenR Link multimedia system has Google built-in, it comes with Google Maps, Google Assistant and more than 50 other apps through the Google Play store. These include Waze, Amazon Music and the Vivaldi web browser.

The new Renault Symbioz also has wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Automotive smartphone connectivity.

Practicality is the name of the game when it comes to passenger appeal inside the new Renault Symbioz. It is described as a “living area for the whole family”.

The new Renault Symbioz has a rear bench seat that slides back and forth over a 16cm range. This liberates a generous 222mm of rear passenger knee room, combined with a large 492-litre boot. But if the rear seats are not occupied, the seat can be easily slid forward, boosting boot space to a whopping 624 litres – without having to fold the seats flat.

If you do fold down the rear seats in the new Renault Symbioz, up to 1582 litres of space is available. The boot has no lip, so it’s easy to slide things in and out, and the rear seats have a 60:40 split to balance boot space with one or two passengers.

The new Renault Symbioz is also packed with stowage space inside the cabin – there’s almost 25 litres of cubbies, including a very large seven-litre glovebox.

The airy feel inside the new Renault Symbioz can be enhanced with a smart Solarbay panoramic glass sunroof. This uses clever built-in dimming tech that does away with the need for a sunblind – simply press a button and it turns from transparent to opaque. Front and rear segments can be alternated, too.

2024 Renault Symbioz
The new Renault Symbioz has a large and practical boot – and the range of efficient engines will provide enough power to easily cope even when fully laden.

New 2024 Renault Symbioz: engines and gearboxes

The new Renault Symbioz is powered by a ‘self-charging’ full hybrid petrol engine, called E-Tech hybrid 145. This combines two electric motors with a 94PS 1.6-litre petrol engine, an intelligent automatic gearbox and a 1.2kWh battery.

The petrol engine and electric motor offer a total of 14 different combinations, which are fully automatic, ensuring peak efficiency and plenty of pure electric motoring.

The new Renault Symbioz always starts off in electric mode. On a motorway, it chooses the most efficient setup, and overall fuel economy of 61.4mpg is expected.

The new Renault Symbioz also has an ‘E-Save’ button on the steering wheel. This maintains a battery charge of at least 40%, ensuring optimum performance is always available, even when driving uphill.

The new Renault Symbioz has a predictive hybrid driving function that uses the built-in sat nav. This can take account of hills, traffic and other factors on a particular route, maximising the use of electric power for each trip.

Full details on the new Renault Symbioz’ performance, fuel economy and technical setup will be confirmed nearer to launch.

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Find a used Renault Kadjar for sale

A used Renault Kadjar is a really good-value alternative to a new Renault Symbioz. The two cars are similar in size and later models of the Renault Kadjar also have a sophsticated 1.3-litre turbo petrol engine. Look for 2020 cars, either in Iconic or desirable GT-line trim, and enjoy a practical and pleasant family SUV with prices starting from under £12,000. 

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The new Renault Symbioz will be available in three models, called Techno, Esprit Alpine and Iconic Esprit Alpine.

The new Renault Symbioz is not a pure electric family SUV. It instead offers a hybrid alternative to the new Renault Scenic EV.

The French designers say the new Renault Symbioz was inspired by the classic 1965 Renault 16, a super-versatile car that was the first mainstream family hatchback on sale.

Exclusive first look at the new Renault Symbioz


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