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Renault Arkana: everything there is to know about the new French sports SUV


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Posted by Eleonora Candini on 05-Jun-2021

Already present for some time in Asia and Russia, Renault Arkana appears on the European market only in March 2021, but news concerning it is already on the way.

Arkana is the sporty SUV with a design previously reserved for premium models. The slender silhouette, elegance and robustness are the hallmarks of the new Renault Arkana.

Available in the RS Line and Intens versions, the French SUV is born with sporty DNA and with particular attention to detail.

Both inside and outside the technology is not lacking. The headlights are Full LED with a "C" light signature, a design also recalled at the rear; inside, the 9.3-inch touch screen is located above the central console from which it is also possible to control the electric parking brake; for audio you can also choose the Bose 9 speaker system; for smartphone charging you can choose between 4 USB sockets and induction charging. To personalize your driving, you can choose between 3 modes and 8 ambient lighting and over 14 driving assistance systems are available throughout the journey, from driving to parking.

Formula 1 technology also for the Renault Arkana range of engines : the 145 HP E-TECH Hybrid covers up to 80% of city travel time in electric and the battery is recharged while driving with regenerative braking, TCe 140 EDC has a 140 HP engine associated with the EDC dual clutch automatic transmission, but also the petrol versions have a 12 V micro-hybrid system capable of recovering energy during decelerations and supporting the thermal engine when starting and in acceleration.

The space is unprecedented: the habitability of the rear seats, with 211 mm of radius at the knees, is the best in its category. The boot is spacious and adjustable: it starts from 492 liters of the hybrid E-TECH version and 518 liters for the micro hybrid, but it is possible to maximize the load capacity by lowering the boot floor, or to facilitate the loading of objects by raising the floor, thus reaching a capacity of 1278 liters for the hybrid and 1311 for the microhybrid. All included in SUV dimensions : Renault Arkana, in fact, is 1,576 meters high, 1.82 meters wide and 4,568 meters long.

As for colors , they can be combined with Pearl White, Zanzibar Blue, Obsidian Black, Graphite Gray, Orange Valencia and Passion Red with customization packages with front and rear skis, spoilers and moldings.

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