The Renault Arkana is already a success. And not only do the searches that this curious SUV coupé already generates among the population, but sales also begin to support him. Despite its recent arrival on the market, this model already sells almost 40% more than the Mégane and up to 3 times more than the Kadjar at Renault. It is his third best-selling car, only slightly surpassed by the Clio and, with more distance, by the leader Captur.
Having already a first idea of the ascendancy that the new Renault Arkana is taking in the brand’s range, and awaiting the arrival of its Austral brother, the SUV that will replace the Kadjar, the French manufacturer is already working even on its renewal, as we are seeing these days on the Internet, where the prototypes already anticipating its development have begun to leak.
THIS WILL BE THE NEW RENAULT ARKANA
First launched in Russia in 2019, albeit based on a model there that is not sold in our markets, later the Renault Arkana landed in 2021 in the main Western markets, with basically the same appearance as the Russian SUV, but already based on the architecture of Captur II. Now, with an image that should not evolve too much, the new prototypes would already anticipate its renewal for Europe, with new optics, more technology, and a somewhat improved interior.
According to these first spy images, the Renault Arkana would also show a slight alteration in the design of the rear windows and the adjustment of the roof lines. The rear also seems to take on the features of the brand’s latest models, such as the latest Captur.
The arrival of the new Renault Arkana is expected in just under 2 years, probably at the beginning of 2024. However, the conflict between Russia and Ukraine could also change the plans, since the SUV was scheduled to be launched earlier in the Russian market and Asia. In addition, the production that was carried out at the brand’s plant in Moscow is currently paralyzed. If the departure of the French manufacturer from Russia is confirmed, it would also be necessary to look for new assembly plants in Europe.
One of the great innovations expected from the Renault Arkana has to do with the modification of its interior environment. There, in particular, logically leads us to think that the SUV will take some of the features that the new Mégane E-Tech electric already offers, taking its large oriented touch screen and its digital instrumentation.
Currently, in Spain, the new Renault Arkana is offered a TCE 140 petrol engine and micro-hybrid system, in addition to a 145 hp E-Tech conventional hybrid version and another superior 160 hp TCE version, also with support micro-hybrid. In this sense, it is not expected in principle that the range will suffer major developments.