New Renault Arkana 2022-2023, a very successful SUV for several reasons

New Renault Arkana 2022-2023, a very successful SUV for several reasons
New Renault Arkana 2022-2023, a very successful SUV for several reasons
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Renault Arkana 2022-2023 is the first SUV coupé in the Renault range. Despite arriving late in Europe, it has already conquered a large slice of customers also thanks to its dynamic line and its large trunk.

This vehicle was originally intended for Asia and specifically for China. Except that in the meantime Renault has partially withdrawn from China by stopping thermal cars to focus on electric and utility vehicles. Let’s take a closer look:

Renault Arkana 2022-2023: why it is successful in Italy

Renault Arkana 2022-2023 refers to a modern platform, that of the Captur, or the CMF shared by almost the entire Renault range in 2022. BIt also benefits from modern engines, even if it ignores a diesel that will probably be a brake for a certain type of clientele anyway. But it offers a complete hybrid offering. The two 1.3 TCe 140 and TCe 160 petrol engines are now equipped with microhybridization. Both are associated with the EDC dual-clutch automatic transmission.

L’hybrid unit E-Tech 145 it is also offered on all trim levels, which makes this engine interesting for a wide range of buyers. Beyond a large rechargeable battery, heavy and expensive to buy, the Arkana hybrid therefore remains affordable, being offered at the same price as a diesel version, all with consumption under control.

With Arkana, Renault proposes a suv with a strong personality, both in style and in engines. This SUV is able to combine a high and reassuring driving position, great roominess and a trunk volume of over 500 liters.

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Does not compromise on safety with the maximum score d5 stars in Euro NCAP crash tests. At the wheel of the alternative version it is possible to obtain up to 80% of the driving time in the city in fully electric mode, appreciating in particular its silence, comfort and its reactivity. The autonomy possible in electric mode reaches 3 kilometers depending on the conditions of use.

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Considerations for choosing the model of Renault Arkana 2022-2023

Renault Arkana 2022-2023 it is positioned with a rather aggressive price compared to its main competitors, all with rather complete equipment and a deliberately simplified range. The prices of each model in the Arkana range are similar. However, the RS Line version, positioned at the top of the SUV coupé range, offers additional equipment and a sportier style.

Unless you want a somewhat exclusive look, it seems more appropriate to go for the more accessible Intens finish. The choice of engine remains. The hybrid engine of the Renault Clio and of Captur, which has been updated within its range, is very comfortable to use and cheaper than the two TCe thanks to the fuel economy. There is no need to choose between automatic and manual transmission as the latter is not available on the Arkana.

The article is in Italian

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