The All-New 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 Renault LED Pure Vision lighting with signature C-shape daytime running lights with automatic activation. Tinted windows, chrome badging on the wing, 3D rear LED lighting and diamond-cut alloy wheels, plus body-colour door handles with chrome and black lower door protection.
On S Edition models, larger 18-inch ‘Pasadena’ alloy wheels get a diamond-cut finish for a premium look, while extra tinted windows and slate grey satin front and rear skid plates further enhance the attractive SUV design.
The All-New Arkana is also available in the dynamic R.S. Line specification. Similar to other Renault models, the Arkana R.S. Line is set apart with unique front bumpers featuring a Formula One-inspired aerodynamic front blade and honeycomb grille across the front of the vehicle, dark gun metal front and rear skid plates, R.S. Line wing badging, gloss black door mirrors and window trim. The final touches include body-coloured door handles with lower door protection finished in black and gun metal.
The exterior enhancements are perfectly complemented with double chromed tailpipes and 18-inch grey and black diamond-cut R.S. Line ‘Silverstone’ alloy wheels, complete with red highlights that enhance the sportier design, giving the range-topping Arkana an even more purposeful and muscular stance on the road.
A contrasting black roof is available as an option on S Edition and R.S. Line models, while All-New Arkana is offered with an extensive selection of exterior colours that enhance its dynamic proportions and assertive design, including Glacier White, Pearl White, Zanzibar Blue, Flame Red, Metallic Black, and Metallic Grey. R.S. Line models are also available finished in the unique and vibrant Valencia Orange.
INTERIOR DESIGN AND PRACTICALITY
Despite its coupé-like profile, the All-New Arkana’s SUV body style promises an inviting interior environment with no compromise in usability thanks to clever packaging, use of high-quality materials and the very latest technology. 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 designed to maximise leg and head room for passengers, 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.
On Arkana Iconic, the manually adjustable seats are finished in black fabric, while the steering wheel is finished in synthetic leather. S Edition models feature a unique trim strip on the door panels and dashboard, with seats clad in black fabric and synthetic leather. The steering wheel and gear lever are finished in leather.
Like the exterior, the interior of the Arkana R.S. Line stands out with a host of unique trim details befitting of its sporting character. Special R.S. Line sports seats are upholstered in leather and suede-effect, complemented by red stitching that also extends to the door panels, gear lever and central armrest.
Red detailing is also found on the leather steering wheel with a unique R.S. Line marker. Completing the interior enhancements are aluminium pedals, a carbon-effect dashboard panel with full-width red trim, plus black headlining for a more dynamic finish.
Iconic models feature the latest 7.0-inch EASY LINK touchscreen infotainment system, a 9.3-inch portrait-oriented system is standard on S Edition and R.S. Line trim levels, neatly integrated into the sweeping dashboard design. This is complemented by a row of soft keys running below the screen and high-quality heating control dials with a knurled finish and integrated digital displays.
MULTI-SENSE driving modes can be controlled via the touchscreen or by one of the soft keys, giving drivers the option to customise the interior lighting with eight options available as part of the mode selection. The ambient lighting runs the width of the dashboard and the length of the door cards, bathing the All-New Arkana’s premium interior in soft, distinctive lighting that the driver can personalise depending on their mood or driving mode selected, providing a sophisticated interior signature.
R.S. Line models benefit from a specific interior, with a carbon-finish dashboard and door lining, a red trim running along the top of the dashboard and a black roof. Stylish and sporty red topstitching embellishes the leather steering wheel as well as the mixed leather/suede-like upholstery and door panels, while a red strip features on the seat belts. Completing the package is an aluminum pedal unit, an e-shifter gear selector (with the E-TECH Hybrid engine) and R.S. Line badges.
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 – starting with the Iconic – 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 an SOS button that automatically engages in the event of an accident.
A full suite of airbags is also fitted as standard, 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.
R.S. Line models also get Easy Park Assist, capable of automatically performing parking manoeuvres in parallel, oblique or bay parking spaces.
In addition to the strong and sturdy CMF-B modular platform, the All-New Arkana comes fitted with the very latest ADAS technology. The range of safety aids available on the All-New Arkana includes Motorway and Traffic Assistant that includes Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go and the ability to keep the car centred in its lane, including on some curved roads. Traffic Sign Recognition, Blind Spot Warning, Lane Departure Warning and Lane Keep Assist will also all be available bringing added convenience, safety and reassurance to drivers.
The All-New Arkana also comes fitted with an Active Emergency Braking System (AEBS), which alerts the driver to a dangerous situation and will initiate braking force if the driver fails to take action, detecting vehicles ahead as well as pedestrians and cyclists.
These safety systems combine to deliver greater peace of mind to the driver, occupants and other road users, and are complemented by the All-New Arkana’s extensive equipment list, including 100 per cent LED lighting with automatic activation – fitted as standard – enhancing forward visibility. A 360-degree camera and an auto-dimming rear-view mirror also assist with visibility all around the car.
Renault’s first purpose-built hybrid model, and a key model in pushing forward the electrification of the model range, the All-New 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 Plug-in Hybrid 145 powertrain combines a strong and efficient 1.6-litre petrol engine with a 1.2 kWh lithium-ion battery and two electric motors By delivering an economical, responsive and refined option with no compromise it makes this 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 All-New Arkana E-Tech Plug-in 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, the All-New Arkana E-Tech Plug-in 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 an enhanced response in Hybrid mode.
Sport mode uses the full power and torque capabilities of both the electric motors and petrol engine to deliver a sharper response, while a dedicated EV button gives drivers the option to maximise battery power. In this mode – named Pure – the All-New Arkana E-Tech hybrid’s advanced powertrain is capable of driving for up to 80 per cent of urban journeys purely on 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 harvested 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 then fed back into the battery which is located beneath the Arkana’s rear seats.
Also available on all Arkana models is a TCe 140 petrol engine that utilises clever micro-hybrid technology. Offering 140hp and 260Nm of torque, this 1.3-litre engine propels the All-New Arkana from 0-62mph in 9.8 seconds, while also offering up to 48.7mpg and CO2 emissions of 131g/km.
The micro-hybrid technology works with a 12-volt starter generator that ensures faster and more refined operation of the Stop & Start function when coming to a standstill. This is while also reducing emissions at the same time. The TCe 140 engine is available exclusively with a seven-speed dual-clutch EDC transmission delivering smooth and refined gearchanges.
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 to the driver who always 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, 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.
From remote vehicle control to real-time traffic information, including door-to-door navigation with the destination information sent to the car, vehicle location and remote door control, all systems aim to offer a unique connected experience, both inside the vehicle and outside, via the driver’s smartphone. The Renault Easy Link multimedia system and onboard mapping also provide automatic and regular updates thanks to “Over the Air” technology.
The Renault Easy Link multimedia system will be available in three configurations, all compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay; with 7-inch screen, 7-inch screen with sat nav or 9.3-inch screen with sat nav. Influenced by smartphone design, the Renault Easy Link multimedia system provides a practical, ergonomically designed interface. Users can create profiles and customise certain screens using widgets, enabling everyone to access their favourite features directly.
Renault Multi Sense technology gives drivers the opportunity to personalise their driving experience depending on their mood. Interacting with engine mapping, power-assisted steering, ambient lighting and the digital screen configuration, Multi Sense settings offer three available modes:
Multi Sense settings can be easily accessed from the Easy Link multimedia system’s interface or a special keypad on the centre screen. A single touch will open the Multi Sense window and allow drivers to change their preferences, including eight ambient lighting options. Depending on the selected mode, drivers can also display a customisable widget on the dashboard screen, such as the consumption in Eco mode or power and torque in Sport mode.
The latest Advanced Driver Assistance Systems provide added convenience and safety for the driver. The All-New Arkana will be available with a selection of systems including Motorway & Traffic Jam Companion, Adaptive Cruise Control (with Stop & Go), Active Emergency Braking System (AEBS), Blind Spot Warning, Traffic Sign Recognition, Lane Departure Warning and Lane Keep Assist.
Motorway & Traffic Jam Companion combines Adaptive Cruise Control (with Stop & Go) and lane centring assistance, which even works on curved roads up to a certain level. It controls car speed from zero to 99.4mph and maintains safe distances between vehicles while providing lane centring assistance. It is particularly useful in heavy traffic conditions and automatically stops and restarts the car after three seconds without any action by the driver.
For added convenience, a series of features make it easier for the driver when performing low speed manoeuvres, or parking. The 360-degree camera features an additional four cameras, offering a view from above the vehicle that provides a single image of all the obstacles around it. The 360-degree camera is simple to use and automatically activated when the car is reversing. The system displays two images: the front or rear view based on the selected speed and the choice between a 360-degree view or a zoom of the passenger-side camera. Further to this is Easy Park Assist (for parallel, oblique or vertical parking) making manoeuvring easier when entering or exiting a parking space. The sensors control steering while drivers control the pedals and transmission .
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