Renault has just unveiled their first coupe crossover, dubbed the Arkana, set to be produced in Moscow for the Russian market.
Based on the Kadjar, the Arkana’s swooping body lines and sloping tailgate give it a similar appearance to that of the BMW X4 and X6 SUVs. Its high ride height, silver skid-plate and black off-road cladding also give it a tough look that will suit its home market’s rough roads and tricky conditions. At the front, the Arkana features an updated version of Renault’s corporate grille & badge design, accompanied by C-shaped LED headlights and a swoopy lower grille, while at the rear there’s a more advanced version of the Megane sedan’s full-length taillight.
No powertrain details have been shared, however it is likely it will use the 1.2-litre turbo-petrols and 1.6-litre turbo-diesels from the Kadjar, with power outputs ranging from 81 to 120kW, with power sent to the front or all wheels.
Renault says that the Arkana shown at the 2018 Moscow motor show this week is just a ‘show car’, with the identical production model going on sale in mid-2019. Russia will be the main and initial market for the car, however, Renault claim that it will be coming to other ‘global markets’ outside of Europe shortly afterwards.
What are your thoughts on the Renault Arkana? Does its swoopy and sleek design take your fancy?