Renault has released details on its latest model, the new Renault Arkana.
A model of true distinction
Distinctly different to other Renault models currently on the market, the new Renault Arkana will be Renault’s first coupé SUV. The new Arkana aims to undercut more premium rivals and widen the appeal and strength of the Renault brand.
Despite being a more robust looking model, the Arkana will be built on the same CMF-B platform as both the current Renault Clio and Captur. In addition, it will share a number of design elements from both models. For example, the front end will feature the same c-shaped daytime lights and radiator grille as the Clio. Whereas the expanse of glass and raised ride height come directly from the Captur.
However, it is the coupé-like rear-end which is unlike anything currently in the sector and makes the new Renault Arkana a unique and exciting prospect for those looking to stand out.
Despite the sloping coupé roof, the Arkana will have a practically sized 513-litre boot capacity. A whopping 122-litre increase on the current Clio model. Meanwhile, additional practicalities come from the flat-folding rear bench and large front door pockets which will be able to accommodate large 1.5-litre water bottles.
Equipped for modern living
Full specifications have yet to be released, but Renault has released some details on available features and equipment. For example, we know the interior will come with Renault’s latest infotainment technology for a more seamless commute. This will include the choice of a 4.2-inch, seven-inch or 10-inch digital instrument cluster, all of which will offer a crystal clear view of vital driving statistics.
You will also get the choice of either a seven-inch or 9.3-inch portrait infotainment system. With both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity as well as over-air updates and live traffic updates, staying connected and in touch will be a doddle.
So far, Renault has indicated two powertrains will be available from launch. The entry-level option is a 1.3-litre four-cylinder mild-hybrid petrol engine with 138bhp and 260Nm torque.
Renault R.S. Line continues
Renault has also confirmed that they will offer an R.S. Line trim level. With upgrades to this flagship model including a new front splitter, red coachlines, black alloy wheels and a more aggressive rear bumper which will house a pair of chrome exhaust outlets. Plus with it will be available exclusive Valencia Orange paint finish, so you will always make an impact.
Meanwhile, the interior of the R.S. Line models will feature contrasting red stitching on the seats, steering wheel, black headlining and aluminium pedal box. As well as unique red-striped seat belts and carbon-effect coverings for the dashboard and door cards.
Safer for everyone
Like the majority of new models, the new Renault Arkana will come with advanced driver assistance functions to help keep you safer. Adaptive cruise control, active emergency braking, lane-keeping assist and traffic sign recognition are some of the standard features available.
However, the new Arkana will also come with Renault’s Motorway and Traffic Jam Companion. This highly innovative autonomous driving mode will be able to assume control of the car’s throttle, brakes and steering on the motorway.
Register your interest
The new Arkana is due for release in early autumn 2021. So to ensure you don’t miss out, why not register your interest now and we’ll let you know as soon as it arrives at our Stoneacre Renault Showrooms? In the meantime, why not explore the rest of the Renault range.