The Renault Arkana SUV is advancing to the UK, three years afterwards it was initially launched. You’ll be able to adjustment one in July, with deliveries appointed for September 2021.
The Arkana will be offered with the aforementioned amalgam agent as the Renault Clio, and will sit amid the Renault Captur and the Renault Kadjar in the manufacturer’s range. It appearance Renault’s accustomed front-end styling, with C-shaped LED daytime active lights and a chrome-edged grille but the roofline swoops bottomward to a addle-brain aloof beneath the rear windscreen.
The fastback attending is evocative of saloons and hatchbacks like the Renault Laguna, and is agnate to the Audi Q3 Sportback and BMW X4 but the Arkana will amount beneath than both.
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A alternative of trim levels will be available, culminating in a top-spec RS Line version. Taking afflatus from the Renault Megane RS, the Arkana RS Line gets a sportier design, big auto and an absolute Orange Valencia acrylic colour, apparent here. An RS Line trim is additionally offered in the Renault Clio, which gives buyers added accessories and bigger abstracts than cheaper trim levels, too.
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The dashboard looks to be agitated over from the Clio and Captur, and high-spec cars will get an absorbing 9.3-inch account touchscreen and a absolutely agenda apparatus cluster. Each blueprint will get an absolute trim set – carbon-fibre aftereffect for RS Line – but all get chrome touches and a covering accessory selector for an upmarket feel. RS Line cars additionally get red bond and leather/suede upholstery.
Despite its auto shape, the Arkana offers 513-litres of cossack amplitude and a full-height tailgate, which is abandoned 23 litres shy of the Captur back its seats are in their best advanced position. It’s absolutely bigger than some cars from the chic above, including the Kadjar and the Nissan Qashqai, so could be a hit with families attractive for amplitude and style.
Combining a 1.6-litre petrol agent with two electric motors, the Arkana E-Tech produces 138bhp and is said to be able of accomplishing 80% of in-town journeys on electricity abandoned – as continued as the array is charged. There are Eco and Sport active modes, and a My Sense approach that acts as a average arena amid the two.
Alongside the amalgam is a 1.3-litre petrol agent with the aforementioned ability output, which is accustomed from Renault’s range. It seems this agent will abandoned be offered with an automated gearbox, like it is on the Clio. Mild-hybrid abetment is adapted to abate emissions, although Renault has not accepted any achievement or abridgement stats so far.
See area the Renault Captur acreage on our account of the best ancestors SUVs, or apprehend about the Renault Clio actuality awarded the Carbuyer Car of the Year 2020 award.