Our verdict on the new Renault Arkana
Renault has expanded its model line-up again with the all-new Renault Arkana. This is a sporty, hybrid Coupe-SUV, with prices starting from £25,300. The Renault Arkana will rival the likes of the Toyota C-HR and Citroen C4, but how does it compare? Here’s our thoughts on the new Renault Arkana. Read on for more details such as the Renault Arkana's performance, specifications and key features.
Renault Arkana Interior & Features
We think the new Renault Arkana is beautifully designed and finished to a decent standard. Sized between the Renault Captur and Renault Kadjar, this is a well-designed car with sporty looks. You may notice some similarities with the Captur as Renault has incorporated some of its styling features. In terms of boot space, the Renault Arkana has a maximum 513-litre boot capacity. This is generous compared to both the Toyota C-HR Hybrid and Renault Captur. As for the interior, the Renault Arkana offers generous legroom for all passengers and it’s clear high-quality materials have been used throughout. Furthermore, the infotainment system and controls are reportedly easy to use.
Furthermore, the Renault Arkana UK has lots of safety kit available, plus it was awarded a five-star safety rating during testing by Euro NCAP. This included an excellent score of 96% in the adult occupant protection assessment. Key safety features include lane keep assist, traffic sign recognition and lane departure warning, just to mention a few. This family-friendly Renault car appears designed for the school run and offers value for money.
Renault Arkana Engines & MPG
In addition, the Renault Arkana is available with either E-Tech Hybrid or Petrol mild-hybrid technology. This hybrid technology helps to reduce CO2 emissions and fuel consumption. We expect the E-Tech hybrid 145 Auto to be the favourable option. It’s claimed this car can achieve 0-62mph in 10.8 seconds and a WLTP fuel economy of 56.5mpg. These are similar figures to the Toyota C-HR Hybrid. If you're looking for a greener form of transport but don't think a pure electric car is right for you, then a hybrid could be the ideal alternative option.
Renault Arkana Price, Specifications & Warranty
The Renault Arkana has three trim levels available – Iconic, S Edition and RS Line. We’re impressed that all trim levels come well equipped as standard with features such as parking sensors, a reversing camera and cruise control. If you opt for the Arkana S Edition, you can expect a bigger touchscreen display and bigger wheels. Priced from £29,900, the Top-spec Renault Arkana RS Line gets additional features like automated parking and heated front seats. These prices seem reasonable when compared to the Toyota C-HR Hybrid which starts from just over £27,000. Make the Arkana your perfect car with a wide range of optional accessories offered.
As the standard Renault UK New Vehicle Warranty, the Arkana comes with a five-year/100,000 miles warranty (whichever occurs first) for peace of mind. This is above the industry average warranty of three years. With a Renault Arkana lease, there's also the option to add a maintenance contract for an additional fixed monthly fee. Click here to find out more. Furthermore, the Renault Arkana has six colour options to choose from. With this Renault model, the solid - Glacier white is the no cost option. Meanwhile the other paint options are available for an addition cost up to £750 inc. VAT.
We feel the Renault Arkana deserves a rating of 4/5 stars from GB Vehicle Leasing. If you’re looking for a hybrid car with a sporty design and plenty of convenience features, then the new Renault Arkana could be a great lease car. However, the Renault Arkana doesn’t seem to match other sporty rivals when it comes to performance. If you’re looking for a family car, then the Ford Kuga Hybrid might be a preferred option. That said, it’s great to see Renault adding a purpose-built hybrid to the model range. As the demand for both hybrids and SUVs continues to increase, this seems an excellent addition to Renault's model line-up.