New Renault Arkana combines SUV and coupé-style features to deliver an advanced hybrid vehicle with the best of both models – a reassuring elevated driving position, ample room, uncompromising boot capacity and an innovative and distinctive style.
Combining the original Arkana’s distinguished looks with Renault’s bold new ‘Nouvelle Vague’ visual identity, the latest generation model also marks the introduction of a range-topping Esprit Alpine version. Alongside the Evolution and Techno trims, the Esprit Alpine model benefits from an enhanced standard specification while borrowing a touch of sporting style from the iconic Alpine brand.
Available in 3 versions evolution, techno and esprit Alpine
The Evolution, starting the Arkana range at £26,995 OTR, features a C-shaped LED front lighting signature, automatic headlights with high/low beam, 17-inch alloy wheels, electrically adjustable and folding heated door mirrors, and tinted rear windows. Standard equipment also includes an electronic parking brake, automatic climate control, hands-free keycard, 7-inch driver information display, and 7-inch Easy Link infotainment system with navigation and wireless smartphone connectivity with both Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay®.
From the Arkana’s comprehensive array of advanced driver assistance systems, the Evolution also features active emergency braking system, traffic sign recognition with overspeed prevention, cruise control with speed limiter, lane departure warning with lane keep assist, hill start assist, rear parking sensors, rear view camera, and automatic wipers with rain sensors.
At £28,995 OTR, the Techno builds on the Evolution’s generous level of equipment with such features as blind spot warning, front and rear parking sensors, rear cross traffic alert, and electronic parking brake with auto-hold function. The interior, meanwhile, gains an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, 10-inch driver information display, 9.3-inch Easy Link portrait display with voice recognition, three Multi-Sense driving modes with eight ambient lighting colours, a foldable rear armrest with cupholders, black headlining, and sustainably-produced TEP artificial leather upholstery. From the outside, the Techno is marked out by 18-inch alloy wheels, extra-tinted rear windows and tailgate, and a distinctive aerodynamic F1® blade on the front bumper.
esprit Alpine version
A new kind of sport SUV: new, gloss, chrome-finish grille with deconstructed diamond motifs, distinctive rear with modernised lights. Explore with the esprit Alpine version. Dark chrome lettering, Alpine badge on the front wheel arches and 19” wheel rims. Its exclusive styling continues on the inside: special upholstery in bio-based textile fabric/suede with blue stitching and the Alpine logo. Perforated heated steering wheel with blue-white-red stitching.
All versions are powered by the smooth and powerful E-Tech full hybrid 145hp powertrain. It combines two electric motors (36kW main motor and an 18 kW High-Voltage Starter Generator) with a four-cylinder 1.6-litre 69kW (94hp) petrol engine via a smart multi-mode clutch-less gearbox and a 1.2kWh battery.