2022 Renault Arkana - Brings a brand new addition to the Renault line | MiniAuto

Starting price: $35.000 USD

By launching the sporty Arkana SUV in Europe, Renault is reinventing the market's usual codes. It became the first utility manufacturer to offer a coupe SUV in Europe, a segment that has until now been a preserve of premium brands. This new product, which complements other models in the compact car family (Mégane, Kadjar and Scénic), fits into the rapidly growing global SUV market - especially in the C-segment.

With the New Arkana, Renault offers a new generation of SUVs with the most advanced hybrid technology, both in form and function - a comfortable driving position, taller, more spacious, low trunk space and bright style. specially created. It ensures a more thrilling and responsive driving experience, especially with the RS contour design. It also doesn't compromise on safety with a maximum score of 5 stars in the Euro NCAP crash tests. At the same time, it can carry several types of engines with all the latest hybrid technology - the 145 hp E-TECH Hybrid - and a 12V 1.3 TCe micro hybrid, not to mention 140 hp and 160 hp versions. force (as of October 2021).

The New Renault Arkana is designed to meet the very diverse expectations of the international market. It illustrates Groupe Renault's global approach and ability to conquer new markets. This is a worldwide vehicle, with market-specific technical features. In Europe, the New Arkana is based on the Alliance's CMF-B modular platform which is also featured on the latest Clio and Captur generations.

Like the Renault Samsung Motors XM3, the New Renault Arkana will also be produced at the Busan plant (Korea). The Group expects to start taking orders in March 2021 for release, depending on the market, at the end of March for the TCe versions and in June for the E-TECH Hybrid version. .

★ A unique, striking and sporty design

The New Renault Arkana brings a whole new addition to the Renault range: a sporty SUV. The exterior combines luxury and ruggedness, which is even more distinctive in the RS Line trim level.

★ Cross and go through

The New Arkana boasts an exclusive hybrid look. With a clear ground clearance (200 mm), high and muscular belts and broad shoulders, the Arkana fits perfectly in the SUV world. Front and rear skid plates and wheel arch guards enhance the SUV's look, while the roofline and sloping window lines both create a slender and agile curved design that extends into the long to the rear window and enhance the dynamic look of the vehicle, thereby embodying the characteristics of the 'SUV-coupé models'.

★ Front: luxury and durable

The front grille, with the larger Renault emblem located proudly in the middle, is surrounded by innovative chrome trim and trim elements that give the New Renault Arkana a touch of luxury and sophistication. Below, the very expressive front bumper enhances the dynamic design while the skid plate gives the car a more aggressive look.

★ Light signature

The all-LED headlights feature a C-shaped illumination characteristic of Renault models and embody the dynamic and stylish design of the New Arkana. The rear of the vehicle also displays a C-shaped light signature with a stripe extending across the full width of the tailgate, emphasizing the tight yet stylish lines and distinctive New Arkana look.

★ Colors and wheels

The New Arkana will be available in seven body colors: Opaque White, Pearl White, Metallic Black, Metallic Grey, Zanzibar Blue, Fiery Red and Valencia Orange (exclusive to the RS Line version). An optional black roof further enhances the car's dynamic aspect, and three types of 17- and 18-inch wheels are available.

★ RS line finish: for a sportier feel

The New Renault Arkana is now available in the Renault Sport (RS) Line version, meeting the expectations of customers looking for a vehicle that clearly stands out with its dynamic design.

The New Arkana is the fourth model in the Renault range (after the Clio, Captur and New Mégane) to offer a new RS Line design trim that combines luxury with sportiness. It draws inspiration from the DNA of Renault Sport and the iconic New Mégane RS. The car's bolder design is further enhanced by this version's unique Valencia Orange colorway and the intense backdrop created by the dark metal parts and black paint that adorn the bodywork, including both Formula 1-inspired aerodynamic propellers. Red bumper inserts and Silverstone wheels are unique features of the range. An RS Line badging has been added to the wing trim while the rear sports a chromed dual exhaust and darker skid plates, like the previous F1 bumpers and skids.

The optional Color Pack enhances the look of the new Renault Arkana RS Line: the front and rear bumpers and lower door guards will be painted in the same color as the bodywork, with a black roof and a glossy black spoiler.

The passenger compartment of the RS Line version features a distinctive interior, with the dashboard and door panels finished in carbon, red border running along the top of the dashboard and black roof. Stylish and sporty red accents accentuate the perforated leather-wrapped steering wheel as well as the mixed leather/suede upholstery and door panels, while a red stripe accentuates the color of the seat belts. Completing the package are aluminum pedals, an e-shifter (with E-TECH Hybrid engine) and RS Line badges.

The RS Line version is available with Arkana's new E-TECH Hybrid engine as well as the TCe 140 and TCe 160 micro-hybrid engines (Q4 2021).

★ High-tech cockpit without compromising on space

The New Arkana aims to best satisfy all its passengers with high-tech interiors and cockpits that improve quality and comfort, without compromising on spaciousness, for a sporty design .

★ Digital remote board

The New Arkana features a digital instrument panel, featuring a 4.2, 7 or 10.2-inch color display (depending on version), providing an intuitive, personalized driving experience. Complemented by a 7 or 9.3 inch central display, it has one of the largest display surfaces of its kind.

★ Centre controls

The center console offers a generous amount of storage space and features a wireless charging system for smartphones and side storage, including mesh storage on the passenger side. It also has an electric automatic parking brake available from the first level, with an Auto Hold function on the high-end versions. The second version also features a large vertical 9.3-inch touchscreen for a more modern passenger compartment (with a horizontal 7-inch screen on other trim levels).

★ Gear lever

The E-TECH Hybrid version of the New Renault Arkana RS Line can be fitted with an e-shifter transmission (without a mechanical transmission cable) like the one found on the high-end New Espace and Captur versions.

★ Instrument control panel

The instrument panel's stylish architecture matches the New Arkana's exterior and boasts uncompromisingly modern ergonomic features. The upper is covered with a soft foam lining and each trim level boasts its own exclusive lining strip.

★ Lining

From the first trim level upwards, the door handles and air vents are chromed while the gear lever is in leather. On the second trim level, the steering wheel is wrapped in leather while chrome details are added to the dashboard and cup holders, and the top of the doors is covered with a foam lining.

★ Store and connect

In addition to wireless charging, the New Renault Arkana features four USB plugs (two in the front, two in the rear) to connect and recharge electronic devices. The door pockets are large enough to hold 1.5 liter bottles.

★ Appease

Drivers can enjoy an elevated seating position for improved comfort and ergonomics. According to selected features, rear seat passengers can enjoy wide (removable) center armrests and adjustable air vents on the rear center console. Each version is equipped with an air purifier as part of the automatic air conditioning system.

★ Sunroof

Some versions of the New Renault Arkana can be equipped with a sunroof to make the passenger compartment brighter.

★ Seat cover

Various upholstery versions adorn the interior of the New Renault Arkana. The first trim level offers fabric seats while the seats of the higher trim level are upholstered in faux leather (with leather being an option). The RS Line version has mixed leather/suede seats.

★ No compromise on space

The New Arkana offers an unprecedented level of roominess for a sports car, especially at the rear with 211 mm of knee clearance - the most in its category. Footroom of 305 mm is also standard in the market, as is the headroom at the rear, which is 862 mm, which is considerable for a car with sporty lines.

★ Generous launch

The New Renault Arkana has ample load capacity with 513 liters of cargo space (480 liters for the E-TECH Hybrid version), and a repair kit. It also has a raised floor that can be placed at the bottom for increased capacity or at the top to accommodate heavier luggage. In this configuration, the 2 / 3-1 / 3 passenger bench seats can be folded to obtain a flat floor.

★ The only combo offer in its class

The New Arkana boasts 145-hp E-TECH Hybrid technology as well as high-performance TCe 140 and 160 engines in their 12-volt micro-hybrid versions for high efficiency, responsiveness and driving pleasure. than.

★ E-TECH Hybrid 145, the beginning of electric driving

Following Clio, Captur and New Mégane, Renault is using the same strategy for the New Renault Arkana and integrating its innovative E-TECH hybrid technology. The full hybrid engine can be found in the Clio E-TECH Hybrid.

Hybrid technology is based on a revolutionary solution that has been the subject of more than 150 patents and is based on Renault's expertise in the field of Formula 1 racing, especially in resilience and regeneration. quantity. The E-TECH Hybrid engine is based on a hybrid architecture known as 'parallel-serial'. It offers many advantages: it offers the maximum number of operating combinations between the internal combustion engine and the electric motor and minimizes CO2 emissions.

The 145 hp E-TECH Hybrid engine is made up of Alliance's new generation 1.6 4-cylinder petrol engine. It is tuned to hybrid technology and is equipped with a particulate filter to limit pollutant emissions. Its output power is 69 kW (91 kW) and it is supported by two electric motors - an 'electronic motor' (36 kW) and an HSG (High-Voltage) type high-voltage starter. Starter Generator) 15 kW.

The innovative clutchless multi-mode dogbox completes the powertrain. The revolutionary combination of electric motor and transmission optimizes and smooth shifting. This architecture is synonymous with improved fuel efficiency and is also the result of Renault testing in Formula 1.

With a 1.2 kWh (230V) lithium-ion battery pack located in the trunk, this E-TECH Hybrid engine ensures a significant reduction in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. As a result, up to 80% of urban driving time can be achieved in 100% electric mode, resulting in a 40% reduction in city fuel consumption compared to a traditional internal combustion engine. The new Arkana E-TECH Hybrid boasts a combined fuel consumption of 4.9 l/100 km and CO2 emissions of 111 g/km (WLTP value).

For electric vehicles, the battery regenerates during deceleration and braking. It can also be recharged through the internal combustion engine using extra heat that is not used to drive the vehicle when the engine is running at optimum speed. To that end, this technology provides quiet and comfortable operation while minimizing energy loss.

★ In all-electric mode, the New Arkana E-TECH Hybrid can travel at speeds up to 75 km/h.

This 145 hp E-TECH Hybrid engine is available for all versions of the New Arkana, including the RS Line. This hybrid offering allows drivers to benefit from a powerful, dynamic style while enjoying technology that ensures maximum efficiency and versatility.

★ Micro-hybrid with TCe 140 and TCe 160: economy, flexibility and convenience

The New Renault Arkana is also available on all finishes in a micro-hybrid version based on the 1.3 TCe turbocharged inline-4 petrol engine. The micro-hybridization is done by adding a starter-generator system combined with a 12V lithium-ion battery located under the passenger seat.

Economical and highly efficient, this micro-hybrid petrol engine ensures a truly enjoyable driving experience while meeting the highest requirements for reliability and durability. Combined with a 7-speed EDC dual-clutch automatic transmission, the car is available in two versions: 140 hp (at launch) and 160 hp (as of Q4 2021).

The 12V micro-hybrid technology in the New Arkana improves Stop & Start and ensures energy regeneration during deceleration phases. It also allows the internal combustion engine to shut down during braking stages. The starter generator and battery also assist the engine during the most power-hungry phases, during starting or accelerating. Micro-hybridisation reduces fuel consumption by up to 8% and CO2 emissions by up to 8.5%, while ensuring smoother restarts and more comfortable driving.

This 1.3 TCe micro-hybrid gasoline engine is also equipped with a particulate filter that removes particles in the exhaust by keeping them in a microporous, honeycomb structure that automatically regenerates at regular intervals.

In the TCe 140 micro hybrid version, the New Arkana has a torque of 260 Nm from 1,750 to 3,500 rpm. This figure represents +10 hp and +20 Nm compared to the old 1.3 TCe 130 engine. As a result, the New Arkana offers an excellent combination of economy, versatility and driving pleasure, with a combined fuel consumption of 5.8 l/100 km and CO2 emissions of 131 g/km ( WLTP value).

For anyone looking for more dynamics, the New Arkana will also come with the 1.3 TCe micro-hybrid in the 160hp version. It will provide pleasant responsiveness and driving pleasure, while helping to keep fuel consumption and emissions in check. This version will go on sale in the fourth quarter of 2021.

★ Rich driving experience

The New Renault Arkana is based on the CMF-B modular platform developed by the Alliance. This facility, recognized for its efficiency and handling, allows the New Arkana to offer drivers efficient handling, all in a very comfortable environment.

The New Arkana uses the CMF-B platform, making it extremely versatile. It is just as comfortable in the city, where a smooth ride will prevail, especially thanks to the E-TECH Hybrid 145 engine, as it can work on all kinds of roads where dynamics are required. certain to make driving fun.

The New Arkana's safe handling is aided by a rear-wheel guidance system that provides excellent stability when cornering at high speeds. Side-to-side movement is limited, even on the harshest of roads, and comfort is improved thanks to an optimally tuned shock absorber. Chassis efficiency is enhanced by precise and direct steering. The performance of the car is also very respectable thanks to the reduction of the gear ratio to near zero, as well as a reduction of 11.2 meters in the turning diameter between the curbs.

★ Smoothness, dynamism and efficiency

In the 145 hp E-TECH Hybrid version, the New Arkana offers an unprecedented driving experience, based on intelligent systems and energy management laws optimized for every situation.

The driver enjoys a very smooth ride, as starting is done in any condition in 100% electric mode. The absence of a clutch on the gearbox means that an internal combustion engine is not needed. The advantage is twofold: torque is available immediately, ensures very responsive starts and reduces CO2 emissions.

On the road, the choice of combinations on the transmission train takes into account the expressed desire of the driver (energy demand) and continuous calculations to achieve optimal efficiency. This improves performance and consumption.

The driver doesn't have to worry about any parameters, the E-TECH Hybrid technology does it all automatically and imperceptibly. It adapts to all types of roads and uses, for maximum versatility. It is suitable for people who are looking for greater efficiency thanks to electric driving as well as those who are looking for low fuel consumption without having to change their lifestyle.

The MULTI-SENSE setting allows the driver to select a specific driving mode between My Sense for everyday use, Eco for lower fuel consumption, and Sport to combine the power of all engines.

Real-time indication of adopted behavior is enhanced on dashboards and in multimedia systems, by flow diagram animations indicating flow direction and nature of traction delivery energy ( electrical, mechanical, combination). The "power meter" on the dashboard shows the amount of power needed to accelerate, as well as the recovery stages (accelerator release, brake). Finally, the battery charge level meter on the right side of the panel shows the amount of electrical energy available in real time, as well as the associated consumption dynamics as a function of power demand and/or way.

★ A complete suite of driver assistance systems for greater comfort and safety

The New Renault Arkana features state-of-the-art driver assistance systems for safer, stress-free driving, including the Highway & Traffic Jam Companion. This Advanced Driver Assistance system comes in three versions - Driving, Parking and Safety - and between them forms the Renault EASY DRIVE label.

★ Companion to Highway & Traffic Jam

Highway & Traffic Jam Companion combines adaptive cruise control (with Stop & Go) and lane center assist, even working on curves to a certain extent. It controls car speeds from 0 to 160 km/h (99.4 mph) and maintains a safe distance between vehicles while providing lane centering assist. It is especially useful in heavy traffic conditions and automatically stops and restarts the vehicle after three seconds without any action by the driver.

Highway & Traffic Jam Companion offers second-degree autonomy, significantly improving driver comfort while keeping the wheel and keeping an eye on the road.

★ Adaptive cruise control (with Stop & Go)

Cruise control comes as an adaptive standard feature or optional depending on versions. It is available between 0 and 170 km/h (106 mph) and automatically maintains a minimum safe distance from the vehicle in front. If the vehicle is stuck and needs to be stopped, the system will safely stop the engine and restart it after three seconds if the vehicle starts to move again. After three seconds, the driver is asked to press a button on the steering wheel or use the gas pedal.

★ Automatically switch between main and dipped headlights

Using the front camera, the system automatically switches from main to high beam, based on the brightness of outside light and traffic to make driving at night easier, even when outside. there is little light.

★ Active emergency braking system

The Active Emergency Braking system detects cyclists and pedestrians and optimizes safety by alerting the driver to any dangerous situations. It can also activate the brakes if the driver fails to react. It is always activated during the day and at night.

★ Blind spot warning

The device features new radar sensor technology that accurately detects any vehicle, either to the side or behind, out of the driver's line of sight, in all weather conditions. Drivers are warned about the possibility of a collision when changing lanes and if they are overtaken by a speeding vehicle.

★ Traffic sign recognition with over speed warning

The system uses the front-facing camera to automatically notify the driver of available speed limits and offer to adjust their speed.

★ Lane Departure Warning and Lane Keeping System

This dual system is activated when driving from 70 km/h (43 mph). It warns the driver before adjusting the vehicle's course if the vehicle is about to unintentionally move out of its lane without instructions.

★ 360 degree camera

Four additional cameras can be added to the reverse camera, providing a view from above the vehicle, providing a single image of all the obstacles around it. The 360-degree camera is simple to use and automatically activates when the vehicle is in reverse. The system displays two images: a front or rear view based on the selected speed, and a choice between a 360-degree or zoomed-in view of the passenger-side camera.

★ Traffic crosses behind

This driver assistance system uses radar sensors to notify the driver of any vehicles coming from behind when backing out of a parking space.

★ Front, rear and side parking sensors

Drivers are guided by 12 ultrasonic sensors during parking maneuvers, alerting them to any obstacles or objects.

★ Easy parking assistance

Easy Parking Assist (for parallel, oblique or vertical parking) makes it easier to maneuver when entering or exiting a parking space. Sensors control the steering while the driver controls the pedals and transmission.

★ A connected and customized driving experience

Always-on connectivity, additional services, up-to-date maps and systems, custom settings... New Arkana integrated technologies deliver an immersive driving experience.

★ Renault EASY LINK: an ergonomic multimedia system at the heart of a connected ecosystem

Thanks to the Renault EASY CONNECT ecosystem, the New Arkana is part of a universe of connected services accessible through the MY Renault app and the new Renault EASY LINK multimedia system. It has a constant 4G connection and additional services provided by partners such as Google (address finder) and TomTom (real-time traffic information and hazardous areas). From remote vehicle control to real-time traffic information, including door-to-door navigation with destination information sent to the vehicle, vehicle location and remote door control, all systems aim to aims to deliver a unique connected experience, both inside and outside the vehicle, via a smartphone. The Renault EASY LINK multimedia system and in-vehicle mapping also provide automatic and regular updates thanks to 'Over the Air' technology.

★ The Renault EASY LINK multimedia system is available in three configurations, all of which are compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay:

with 7 inch screen;
with 7-inch screen and in-car navigation;
with 9.3 inch screen and sat navigation in the car.
The Renault EASY LINK multimedia system draws on smartphone codes and usage to create a functional, ergonomically designed interface. Users can create profiles and customize certain screens with widgets, giving people direct access to their favorite features.

MULTI-SENSE: a personalized New Renault Arkana experience

Renault MULTI-SENSE technology gives drivers the opportunity to personalize their driving experience according to their mood. Interacting with engine mapping, power steering, ambient lighting, and digital display configurations (alternatives to the dial), the MULTI-SENSE setting offers a variety of facilities in one, including three modes. Availability:

Eco, to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
Sporty, for better responsiveness during acceleration and a sporty driving feel.
MySense (default mode), for the ultimate personalized experience.
MULTI-SENSE settings can be easily accessed from the new Renault EASY LINK multimedia system interface or a special keypad on the central display. A single touch opens the MULTISENSE window and allows the driver to change their preferences, including eight ambient lighting options.

Depending on the selected mode, the driver can display a customizable widget on the dashboard display, such as consumption in Eco mode or power and torque potentiometers in Sports mode.

2022 Renault Arkana - Brings a brand new addition to the Renault line | MiniAuto 2022 Renault Arkana - Brings a brand new addition to the Renault line | MiniAuto Reviewed by Dang Nhan on July 28, 2021 Rating: 5

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