Arkana coupe crossover from Renault launched at Moscow motor show
The C-segment mid-size five-seat SUV, Arkana features a coupe-style design, with the high-riding style and wide wheel arches typical of a crossover. Renault’s design boss Laurens Van den Acker said it strikes “a balance between the elegance of a sedan and the powerful stance of an SUV.”
Carrying the latest version of Renault’s front design, including full LED headlights. At the rear are twin aluminium, while the rear lights feature a full width LED strip underneath a pronounced lip on the swooping hatchback. The show car sits on 19-inch wheels with high ground clearance.
No details on specific powertrains were given, although they will include one that is new to the Russian market. The Arkana will be offered with four-wheel-drive, and Renault says it will offer “excellent all-terrain capabilities”.
It is understood that currently there are no plans to bring it to the UK or Europe.
Arkana will be built at Renault’s Moscow factory and has been conceived as the French firm’s new flagship model in Russia, where it will go on sale next year. It will then expand to other ‘global’ markets, beginning with Asia.
The Arkana is built on a reworked version of the BO platform used for the Dacia Duster and the Kaptur, a slightly larger version of the Captur for the Russian market.