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AUTO NEWS – New Renault Arkana coupe-SUV confirmed for 2021 launch

New Renault Arkana coupe-SUV confirmed for 2021 launch


That is the brand new Renault Arkana. It marks the French model’s first foray into the coupe-SUV market – the place it’ll undercut the likes of the Mercedes GLC Coupe and BMW X4. The Arkana will go on sale subsequent July, with first deliveries anticipated to reach in September 2021.

The Arkana is constructed on the identical CMF-B platform as the present Clio and Captur – and it shares parts of each these vehicles’ design. The entrance finish options the identical c-shaped daytime operating lights and radiator grille because the Clio, whereas the SUV’s glasshouse and journey peak bear resemblance to the Captur.

Renault’s largest styling change for the Arkana is its coupe-like rear finish, which is not like the rest presently in its phase. When it reaches the UK, the Arkana will sit in relative isolation, as the one different mainstream producers with plans to introduce a coupe-SUV are Skoda and Kia – and each these vehicles will probably be pure-electric solely.

The Arkana’s bigger rear finish has given it a boot capability of 513 litres – which is 122 litres greater than the Clio. Renault has additionally added a few practicality tweaks, similar to flat-folding rear bench seat, a 360-degree parking digicam and huge entrance door pockets which may accommodate 1.5-litre water bottles.

The Arkana’s inside can even characteristic Renault’s newest infotainment know-how. Patrons can pair both a 4.2-inch, seven-inch or 10-inch digital instrument cluster with both a seven-inch or 9.3-inch portrait infotainment system. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are supported, as are over-the-air updates and dwell site visitors updates.

Patrons will probably be supplied adaptive cruise management, an energetic emergency braking system, lane protecting help, a site visitors signal recognition system and Renault’s Motorway and Site visitors Jam Companion – an autonomous driving mode which may assume management of the automobile’s throttle, brakes and steering on the motorway.

New 2021 Renault Arkana: trim-levels and specs

We’re but to obtain a full run-down of the Arkana vary, however Renault has confirmed that consumers will probably be supplied its sporty R.S. Line trim-level. Upgrades for this flagship mannequin will embrace a brand new entrance splitter, pink coachlines, black alloy wheels and a extra aggressive rear bumper that homes a pair of chrome exhaust retailers.

Inside, the Arkana R.S. Line will characteristic contrasting pink stitching on the seats and steering wheel, a black headlining and an aluminium pedal field. Distinctive red-striped seat belts can even characteristic, together with carbon-effect coverings for the dashboard and door playing cards.

Lastly, consumers can choose from just a few beauty extras, similar to a contrasting black roof, three alloy wheel designs in both 17-inch or 18-inch diameters and 7 physique colors – together with an R.S. Line-exclusive Valencia Orange paint end.

New 2021 Renault Arkana: engines and drivetrains

Patrons could have their selection of two powertrains. The entry-level mannequin options the identical turbocharged 1.3-litre four-cylinder mild-hybrid petrol engine as the newest Clio. It’ll have an output of 138bhp and 260Nm of torque – and can ship drive to the entrance wheels through a dual-clutch gearbox.

The flagship Arkana will characteristic a full hybrid powertrain, comprising a 1.6-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, two electrical motors and a lithium-ion battery, for a most output of 158bhp. It’ll ship drive by way of an modern F1-derived clutchless dogbox transmission, which Renault says is extra environment friendly and smoother than a traditional computerized.

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AUTO NEWS – New Renault Arkana coupe-SUV confirmed for 2021 launch
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