Renault Arkana Spied Again - India Launch Soon? | V3Cars

Renault India have been testing the Arkana Coupe SUV on Indian roads for some time now. Some spy shots of the Arkana have surfaced once again and it could make its way to our market. If Renault plan to launch the Arkana in India, we expect it to go on sale via the CBU route.

Renault Arkana

Renault India’s domestic portfolio currently consists of the Kwid, Triber and Kiger. All of these cars use the CMF-A+ platform, which was designed specifically for the Indian customers. Their portfolio lacks premium products as the only global model, the Duster is no longer on sale. With the Arkana, Renault India are probably planning to tap into the premium segment and boost their brand image, like what Kia did with the luxurious Carnival MPV. However, importing it as is could make it very expensive keeping it out of reach for most car buyers.

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Renault Arkana

Renault first unveiled the Arkana in Russia in May 2019. It follows a coupe SUV design language, similar to the BMW X6 and Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe. It measures 4568mm long, 2034mm wide, 1576mm tall, and has a wheelbase of 2720mm. The coupe SUV features LED headlights with C-shaped LED DRLs, 18-inch alloy wheels, and LED tail lights.

Some notable features of the Renault Arkana are:

  • Portrait touchscreen infotainment
  • Wireless phone charger
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • LCD Digital instrument cluster
  • Powered and heated front seats
  • Auto AC
  • Bose sound system
  • Hands-free parking

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Renault Arkana

Renault offer the Arkana with two engine options – a 1.3L turbo petrol and a 1.6L normal petrol. The turbo-petrol comes with a mild-hybrid system while the regular petrol engine gets a hybrid system. The 1.3L turbo petrol engine makes 140PS of power at 4500 - 6000rpm  and 260Nm of torque at 3600rpm. The engine comes with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The 1.6L normal petrol makes 142PS of power at 6000rpm and 148Nm of torque at 3500rpm, while the electric motor adds another 250Nm of torque when required.

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Amit Saraswat

Born and brought up in Agra, he grew up reading magazines more than textbooks. With a keen interest in cars, he decided to make his future in automotive journalism and is currently helping in content at V3Cars.


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