Renault unveils production-ready Arkana coupe SUV for Russia

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 23 May 2019


Ten months after Renault revealed the Arkana showcar at the Moscow international Motor Show, the French carmaker today unveiled the production version of this distinctively designed Coupe SUV. It will go on sale in Russia later this year.

The external design of the production version of the Arkana Coupe SUV differs only slightly from the showcar. It retains the sloping roof line, very high waistline and wide, expressive bumper. The chrome components on the grill and around the windows and C-Shape LED headlights embody the DNA of Renault design.

When it goes on sale, the Renault Arkana Coupe SUV will be offered in a range of seven bodywork colours and three finish levels. It will be fitted with 17-inch tyres.

Inside, the Renault Arkana Coupe SUV offers ample space, quality, modernity and comfort, due, amongst other features, to materials that are pleasant to the touch, a new multimedia system and the Multi-Sense settings.

The central console is equipped with an 8-inch touchscreen interface for the Renault EASY LINK multimedia system, which supports Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and Yandex Auto. The driver can personalise many of the components with practical, easy-to-use apps. Renault Arkana also has the benefit of Multi-Sense technology, which gives the driver a choice of three driving modes (Eco, Sport, My sense) and 8 ambience colours.

The boot has a dual lighting system and the folding rear seats mean that luggage space can easily be increased from 508 litres to up to 1 333 liters.

Renault engineers have also minimised vibrations and optimised the passenger compartment soundproofing on this new Coupé SUV. And thanks to a new Bose audio system, the passengers in the Renault Arkana are bathed in a high-quality sound approaching that of a live performance.

The Renault Arkana Coupe SUV benefits from the joint efforts of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, and of the Alliance's collaboration with Daimler. It is fitted with a new TCe 150 petrol engine that makes its first appearance on the Russian market. This turbocharged engine delivers 150hp and 250Nm of torque, to combine performance and driving pleasure with market-leading efficiency (7 l/100 km in combined cycle).

This engine is coupled with an X-Tronic gearbox, to provide flexibility and responsive acceleration, and with the smart All Mode 4x4-i 4-wheel drive system developed by the Alliance. This system ensures permanent control of the vehicle’s road holding to guarantee optimum traction, whatever the conditions.

This Coupe SUV boasts a reinforced chassis and a ground clearance of 208 mm, one of the highest in the category. Combined with angles of attack and departure of 18deg and 25deg respectively, it gives the All-New Renault Arkana true off-road and crossover capabilities.

Renault says the Arkana has been put through a range of sturdiness and durability tests, including 300,000km of trials in extreme driving conditions.

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