24 September 2020 06:49
It took Renault more than a year since the Arkana's launch in Russia to realize that a compact SUV coupe is just what the doctor ordered for its European lineup. Looking just like the Korean-spec model (minus the badges), Europe's 2021 Renault Arkana is based on the CMF-B modular platform shared with the latest Clio and Captur. For starters, the Renault offers an all-hybrid lineup consisting of the 140 PS (138 HP) E-Tech Hybrid powertrain and the TCe 140 and TCe 160 turbo petrols with 12V micro-hybrid assistance. Shared with the Clio, the self-charging E-Tech system consists of a 1.6-liter four-cylinder petrol engine, two electric motors (an e-motor and a high-voltage starter generator) and an innovative multi-mode clutch-less dogbox transmission. Always starting in EV mode, the E-Tech hybrid is said to provide up to 80 percent of city driving time with all-electric power, reducing CO2 emissions and fuel consumption by up to 40 percent over a conventional combustion engine in urban driving.
As for the two micro-hybrid powertrains, each features a 1.3-liter four-cylinder turbo petrol unit matched to an EDC dual-clutch transmission and an alternator-starter system paired with a 12V lithium-ion battery located under the passenger seat. Another difference to the Samsung XM3 is the Renault Arkana's R.S. Line trim, which sharpens up the looks courtesy of a unique Orange Valencia body color, black and dark metal exterior trim, sportier front bumper with F1-inspired aerodynamic blade and red inserts, as well as exclusive Shadow-Tinted wheels. As with the Renault Samsung XM3, the Arkana features a high-tech cockpit with a digital instrument cluster (4.2-, 7- or 10-inch display) combined with the Easy Link center touchscreen (sporting either a 7- or 9.3-inch display) that's compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Depending on the trim level, Renault will equip the Arkana with its latest Driving, Parking and Safety driver-assistance systems including Highway & Traffic Jam Companion semi-autonomous system, Safety Active emergency braking system, blind spot warning, lane departure warning and lane guard system, 360-degree camera and more. A new Renault Arkana coupe-SUV is set to be added to the French brand's line-up in the UK, with a choice of mild-hybrid or full-hybrid petrol power.
The Renault range has expanded with the addition of a coupe-SUV model called Arkana. The Arkana is based on the same platform as the Clio and Captur and gets the latest hybrid powertrains. The hybrid powertrain combines a 1.6-litre petrol engine with two electric motors for a combined 138bhp. There's also a 1.3-litre turbocharged petrol that comes with mild-hybrid technology. With sales in Australia confirmed from next year, Renault has announced that its first coupe-SUV, the Arkana, will be making its way to other markets in Europe from 2021 after initially being available only in Russia.
You're looking at the Renault Arkana, an all-new (for Europe) product that targets three key consumer trends; hybrid power, interior tech – and coupe SUV-ishness. Renault says it'll be available in a sportier, more aggressive-looking RS Line trim too. The Arkana will launch in seven colours, including an RS Line only Valencia Orange, and 17- or 18-inch wheels are available. The Arkana continues where the Clio left off, and offers a 4.2-, 7-, or 10.2-inch coloured cockpit screen depending on the trim you spec. The Arkana is only available as a hybrid and comes with a choice full E-Tech powerplant or mild-hybrid TCe 140 and TCe 160 engines. The E-Tech is the same used on the Clio and uses a 1.6-litre four-cylinder combustion engine alongside an e-engine and high-voltage starter generator.