Renault shows off its all-new Arkana

September 24, 2020

There’s a new car on the horizon from Renault and it is quite the head-turner boasting a blend of SUV proportions with a coupe’s sloping roofline.

It is called the Arkana and goes on sale in the UK in about a year’s time. The car is slightly longer than the current Megane hatchback and will be built on the Alliance’s CMF-B modular platform which underpins the Clio and Captur, bolstering Renault’s existing SUV line-up, which consists of the Captur and Kadjar.

With infotainment such a key factor these days, Renault says the Arkana will feature one of the largest digital displays in its segment thanks to two screens, as well as advanced connectivity systems.

The car will be on sale with Renault’s latest full hybrid E-TECH technology, while mild-hybrid technology will be offered with the 1.3-litre four-cylinder turbocharged direct injection TCe petrol engine.

When it comes to practicality, the boot can accommodate 513 litres of kit and features a raised floor and seats which can be folded completely flat. Up front, there are lots of storage options, including a net on the passenger side with door pockets that are both large enough to hold 1.5-litre bottles.

According to Renault, the E-TECH hybrid powertrain can provide up to 80 per cent of city driving time with all-electric power, thus reducing CO2 emissions and fuel consumption by up to 40 per cent over a combustion engine in urban driving.

Drivers can use the Multi Sense settings to select a specific driving mode – My Sense for daily driving, Eco for maximising fuel efficiency and Sport to combine the power of the engine.

Also available is the 1.3-litre four-cylinder, turbocharged, direct injection TCe petrol engine that is fuel-efficient and powerful to provide increased driving pleasure. Paired with an EDC dual-clutch automatic transmission, it delivers an output of 138bhp.

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