Stylish Arkana mixes

looks and space

Renault Arkana (1)
Renault Arkana (3)
Renault Arkana (2)

RENAULT has revealed the latest model in its line up - called the Arkana and mixing SUV proportions and a coupe's sloping roofline, it will go on sale in the UK in a year's time.

Only slightly longer than the current Megane hatchback, the new model 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 currently consists of the Captur and Kadjar.

Renault says the cabin of the Arkana one of the largest digital displays in its segment thanks to two screens, as well as advanced connectivity systems.

The Arkana will be available 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.

The boot space has a load capacity of 513 litres and features a raised floor and seats which can be folded completely flat. Meanwhile the front of the cabin offers a large amount of storage space, including a storage net on the passenger side with door pockets each large enough to hold 1.5-litre bottles.

The E-TECH hybrid powertrain can provide up to 80 per cent of city driving time with all-electric power, says Renault, 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 even lower fuel consumption and Sport to combine the power of the engines.

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 will produce an output of 138bhp.

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