The ARKANA is the new Hybrid SUV with Coupe style; sporty, spacious with E-Tech hybrid technology for the perfect blend of dynamism and efficiency.
The distinctive Arkana benefits from sleek exterior styling with its dynamic coupé design and eye-catching details. The exterior design is complemented by a contemporary, practical cabin featuring the very latest technology. This includes multiple, seamless connectivity options and crisp displays, with online services and multiple options to personalise the driving experience.
Renault’s first SUV with coupé-inspired styling, the Arkana features a unique design in the Renault line-up without compromising on practicality and usability. With its athletic, sloping profile, modern design touches and the most up-to-date lighting technology delivering a standout signature, the All-New Arkana provides a distinctive and sleek presence on the road.
At the front of the vehicle, all models feature 100 per cent Renault LED Pure Vision lighting with signature C-shape daytime running lights with automatic activation. Tinted windows, chrome trim on the wing badging, 3D rear LED lighting, plus body-colour door handles with chrome and black lower door protection.
The distinctive exterior is complemented by a spacious, comfortable interior trimmed with high quality materials across all models, featuring sophisticated details including multiple ambient lighting choices and premium upholstery options.
Despite its coupé-like profile, the Arkana’s SUV body style promises an inviting interior environment with no compromise in usability thanks to clever packaging, high-quality materials and the very latest technologies and equipment. Behind the sleek lines and sporty proportions lies a practical interior that, thanks to the SUV ride height, is also easy to access.
The All-New Arkana’s dynamic proportions and sportier aesthetic disguise a cleverly packaged and spacious interior. The rear seats have been oriented to maximise leg and head room for rear occupants, while the 513-litre boot (480 litres on Arkana E-Tech Hybrid) ensures a generous load area with a variable-height boot floor featuring on petrol versions. For maximum interior space, the rear seats fold, leaving a level, flat load area for bulkier items.
Renault’s first purpose-built hybrid model, the Arkana is powered by the advanced E-Tech hybrid powertrain across every trim level.
Inspired by Renault’s experience and expertise in Formula One, E-Tech powertrain technology is protected by 150 patents. In the Arkana, the E-Tech Hybrid 145 powertrain combines a strong, efficient 1.6-litre petrol engine, 1.2 kWh lithium-ion battery and two electric motors, delivering an economical, responsive and refined option with no compromise, making it the engine of choice in the line-up for the majority of customers. The combination of petrol and electric power delivers 145hp, plus 148Nm of torque from the petrol engine and 250Nm from the electric motors.
Emitting as little as 111g/km of CO2 and returning up to 57.6mpg, the Arkana E-Tech Hybrid prioritises driving on electric power alone from the moment the vehicle starts, which is made possible by an innovative engineering solution meaning the petrol engine isn’t required on start-up.
Featuring an intelligent ‘dog clutch’ as part of the transmission system, it means the Arkana E-Tech hybrid can operate in all-electric mode more of the time, however when operating with electric motors and engine in tandem, it smoothly transitions between gears as an automatic transmission should.
When the driver calls on the system for more power – either by depressing the accelerator pedal more aggressively, via the
MULTI-SENSE menus or through the dedicated button on the dashboard – the petrol engine comes to life with minimal intrusion, delivering enhanced responses in Hybrid mode.
Sport mode uses the full power and torque capabilities of the hybrid powertrain for the keenest responses, while a dedicated EV button gives drivers the option to maximise battery power. In this mode – named Pure – the Arkana E-Tech hybrid’s advanced powertrain is capable of driving for up to 80 per cent of urban journeys solely with electric power. This battery-powered support also provides enhanced responses and refinement across all MULTI-SENSE modes, meaning the driver benefits from the advanced features of the E-Tech hybrid in all driving situations.
The electric power is supplied by a small traction battery which recharges itself with energy that’s recuperated under deceleration and braking, the force of which can be intensified by engaging a dedicated B-Mode function that applies increased regenerative braking for even greater energy recuperation. This captured energy is fed back to and stored in the battery which is located beneath the Arkana’s rear seats.
Technology is at the heart of the All-New Arkana’s extensive specification list, with all models boasting a generous amount of standard equipment with the most advanced systems.
All Arkana models boast a five-star Euro NCAP crash safety rating and feature an extensive list of safety equipment. This includes the latest Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) for the safest, most reassuring driving experience. All models come with Active Emergency Braking System with pedestrian and cyclist detection, Traffic Sign Recognition, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keep Assist with active steering, safety distance warning, tyre pressure monitoring, cruise control with speed limiter and Renault Emergency Call with SOS button that automatically engages in the event of an accident.
A full suite of airbags is also standard fitment, along with Isofix child seat anchors on the outer rear seats and front passenger seat. In addition, S Edition models have Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Traffic Alert for added reassurance and assistance.
In terms of technology inside the car, the latest EASY LINK infotainment systems are available across the All-New Arkana range, controlling the core functions via a slick and responsive touchscreen with crisp display and the latest graphics. The system provides a choice of driver profiles and online services, with software updates for the system available over the air, minimising disruption and ensuring the benefits from the most up-to-date system.
Iconic models feature a 7.0-inch display with DAB radio and Bluetooth functionality, while S Edition and R.S. Line models feature a 9.3-inch portrait screen featuring navigation with live traffic services and weather information, Google address search and 4G connectivity and automatic update services for three years. Drivers can opt to use Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, which are both standard on all Arkana models. Drivers can customise the display by moving specific widgets around the home screen, ensuring the most used or favourite functions are quickly accessible on the main display.
From launch, Arkana S Edition and R.S. Line models also feature a crisp 7.0-inch TFT Driver Information Display ahead of the driver, enabling customisation of the instrument cluster and an even more advanced feel.
E-TECH Hybrid 145 Auto engine
Evolution has a high specification centred around practicality and everyday life. It offers a striking introduction to the Arkana range with its stylish 17-inch Bahamas alloy wheels, full LED headlights with C-shaped LED light signature both front and rear, dark grey skid plates, and tinted rear windows and tailgate.
Standard equipment includes a 7-inch colour TFT driver display, 7-inch EASY LINK touchscreen with both Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™, automatic headlights and wipers, automatic air conditioning, electronic parking brake, rear parking sensors and rear-view camera. Its comprehensive array of safety and driver aids includes Renault’s Active Emergency Braking System, traffic sign recognition, lane departure warning with lane keep assist, hill start assist, and cruise control with speed limiter.
E-TECH Hybrid 145 Auto engines
The mid-range Techno focuses on technology thanks to its wireless smartphone charger, 10-inch TFT driver display, 9.3-inch EASY LINK touchscreen with navigation, Google search and traffic information. The hybrid SUV’s coupe-like lines are highlighted by exterior chrome enhancements, 18-inch Pasadena diamond cut alloy wheels, extra-tinted rear windows and tailgate, and grey-coloured skid plates.
Inside, the black cloth and synthetic leather upholstery is joined by a height-adjustable front passenger seat and MULTI-SENSE with three driving modes and the choice of eight ambient lighting colours. The Techno’s already generous standard equipment levels are boosted further with an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, automatic high/low beam, electronic parking brake with auto-hold function, plus traffic sign recognition with overspeed prevention, blind spot warning, and rear cross traffic alert.
Additional specification includes;
E-TECH Hybrid 145 Auto engine
The Arkana range is now completed by the new E-Tech engineered, packed with the latest on-board equipment and with a dynamic and sporty design.
This striking new version stands out with its 18-inch E-Tech engineered diamond cut alloy wheels with gold highlights, E-Tech engineered front bumper with gold detailing, and E-Tech engineered front and rear skid plates. The interior, meanwhile, builds on the specification of the Techno with features such as an E-Tech engineered heated leather steering wheel, electrically adjustable and heated front seats in E-Tech engineered leather and suede upholstery with black and gold stitching, black headlining, carbon-style dashboard, aluminium pedals, a frameless rear-view mirror, hands-free parking, and adaptive cruise control.
Additional specification includes;