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Renault Arkana

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Renault Arkana summary

Renault had introduced their compact-SUV Arkana in May 2019 for the Russian market.

· February 2020 saw the launch of Renault Samsung XM3 in South Korea on a far more advanced platform of CMF-B.

· In September, the company had launched Samsung XM3's rebadged version in Central and Western European markets as the Renault Arkana.

· There have been two generations of Renault Arkana, with the first production year being 2019. February 2020 saw the launch of Renault Samsung XM3 in South Korea, followed by a facelift for Western and Central European markets in September 2021 came up with the E-Tech 145 hp hybrid engine of Arkana.

· The starting price of Arkana Zen was $33,990, while the starting price of Arkana Intens was $37490 before on-road expenses. Arkana RS Line will hit the showrooms in January next year, with a starting price of $40990.

· Renault Arkana has 145 HP E-Tech Hybrid technology. One can fit it with the 12-volt micro-hybrid version of powerful TCE 140 and 160 engines for attaining higher responsiveness and efficiency. It contains four cylinders and an engine displacement of 1493cc. The 2019 version had a 1.3L TCe turbo-petrol engine that produced [email protected] RPM and 250Nm @5250 RPM of torque. The BHP of this car stood at 148 [email protected] RPM.

· In 2019, Renault Arkana ran on diesel, with the average fuel consumption being 7.1-7.8L per 100 km.

· Renault Arkana had a standard manual transmission. The engine contains a CVT X-Tronic automatic gearbox with an option of AWD.

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Renault Arkana is a compact 5-seater crossover SUV, having a sloping roofline at the back. The car is expected to launch in India in October 2022. Arkana, based on the older Dacia/Renault Duster B0 platform, had made its debut in 2019 in Russia.

During the first half of 2021, Renault came up with their fresh model of Arkana carrying the brand new E-TECH 145 hybrid system. The engine consists of a new-generation 4-cylinder 1.6-litre petrol engine from the Alliance.

The compact SUV Renault Arkana is only available in diesel variants. There are three versions for customers to choose from, Arkana Zen, Arkana Intens and Arkana R.S. Line. The 2021 Renault Arkana comes up with seven different colour options, including Opaque White, Metal Black, Pearl White, Metallic Grey, Valencia Orange, Zanzibar Blue, and Fire Red.

The base model of this car has features right from LED headlamps, 17-inch alloy wheels, rear privacy glass to all-around parking sensors. Some of the safety equipment includes lane-keeping assist, emergency braking, speed limiter and cruise control. It also contains a 4.2-inch digital display for the gauge cluster, having a 7-inch infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

The expected price of this car in India is Rs. 10 lakh. On the other hand, the entry-level cost of Iconic trim outside India is ?25300, while the R.S. Line model with an E-Tech hybrid engine will cost £30900.

The rivals of Arkana include Citroen C4 Hatchback, Mazda CX-30 SUV and Toyota C-HR SUV.

Renault Arkana PRO’s & CON’s

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The Renault Arkana has a sleek design with a higher ride height of an SUV.

· It carries a sloping roofline at the back, and comparatively small side windows make the car look far more rakish than an average SUV, particularly from the side.

· The front and back skid plates and its chunky black wheel arch protectors make it look solid over any other family hatchback car.

· The car has anti-lock brakes, airbags and ISOFIX child-seat points.

· Renault Arkana contains C-shaped LED headlights, similar to the ones available on the new Renault Megane and Renault Captur.

· There is a beautiful combination of robust style and slim lines, which brings quite a successful connection.

· Even though the price of Renault Arkana might seem to be on the higher side when compared with comparable car models in the same segment, the comfort and style make it a worthy choice.

The interior of this car is so simple that it does not attract anyone's attention.

· Renault can get rid of the atmospheric interior lighting, which does not suit the overall look.

· The rear seats do not slide.

· The car has to work hard to gain speed.

· The 7-speed automatic transmission is also not convincing as it feels as if the car spends too much time engaging the exact gear.

· Renault Arkana's low roof at the back makes it difficult for tall passengers to sit comfortably.

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Several experts believed that the car did not excel in any specific area. It feels a bit too clinical in approach. Arkana might attract a customer who wants something that looks distinctive. All in all, the spaciousness, which the car offers for its occupants and luggage, make Renault Arkana a perfect vehicle for weekend getaways and daily trips.

If you had compared Renault Arkana with the comparable car models from other carmakers, including Skoda Rapid or Mg Astor, one main advantage is the price. Renault Arkana scores over both these cars in this segment.

Renault Arkana consists of equipment that includes an EASY LINK touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability. The car also contains anti-lock brakes, ISOFIX child-seat points, apart from other advanced safety features. As far as the mileage is concerned, the average fuel consumption per 100 km in 2019 was 7.1-7.8L. The overall driving experience will be sluggish, especially while trying to make a transition from electric power to engine propulsion.

You would be an ideal buyer of Renault Arkana if you are conscious about style, and this is where Renault tries to cash in and make prospective buyers fall in love with its looks.

The safety features of Renault Arkana include Active Emergency Braking with Vehicle Detection, Active Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Traffic Sign Recognition and Lane Keep Assist. Apart from these, you would also find Adaptive Cruize Control, Blind Spot Warning, ABS with EBD, Electronic Stability Control and Dual Front Airbags.

Renault Arkana key specification


Body Type SUV

Fuel Type Diesel

TransmissionType Manual

Fuel Tank Capacity

Service Cost (Avg. of 5 years) No

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