Full throttle. So are all the big manufacturers with the phenomenon that SUVs have become as is the case now with Renault. To its wide offer in this segment, with the Captur, the Kadjar and the Koleos, will add next year the Arkana of which we have just learned its characteristics for the European market.

The new French crossover, which for two years it has been sold in other countries, like for example Russia where launched in 2018, presents a coupe aesthetic that follows the line already seen in other models such as the BMW X4, the Mercedes GLC coupe or the recently introduced Kia XCeed.

The truth is that its design is very attractive and immediately enters the eyes, especially in the inclination that draws the rear and that defines the coupe-type bodies.

Seen head-on, their Similarities to the Captur are evident to offer a very attractive package that will not go unnoticed in traffic. With a length of 4.56 meters, Arkana is located halfway between the aforementioned Kadjar (4.49 meters) and Koleos, the latter being 4.67 meters long.

Inside, his style also draws from the wardrobe of the French house. Excels the large central iPad-like digital display with the Easy Link infotainment system, and the instrument panel that is equally digital as it already happens in its more recent range brothers.

Electrified Mechanics

In the mechanical section, Renault bets on electrification and gasoline. On the basis of the 1.3 TCe engine there are two versions of 140 or 160 HP of power both equipped with a 12V light hybridization that will allow them to wear the Eco label of the DGT. Finally, the Gallic SUV incorporates a hybrid variant of the E-Tech range, with 140 hp, like the one that has just been presented in the Clio, Captur and Mégane.

In terms of safety, the Arkana includes, among other accessories, active emergency braking, blind spot warning, traffic sign recognition with speeding warning or lane departure warning.

Its launch in the Spanish market is expected during the first semester of next year, the French SUV also includes the acabado R.S. Line characterized by an aesthetic definition of sports tints with specific bumpers and wheels or the double chrome exhaust outlet. He too orange body color is characteristic and distinctive of this finish as well as the customization offered by the cabin.