The French automaker has followed the 21st century trend of SUVs with a compact crossover c-segment called Renault Arkana. It is an excellent vehicle with slopping rear roofline produced by Renault which is succeeding to the old model of Dacia or Renault Duster. It came out first in Russia in 2019 and was later on introduced to different European countries while being base on Renault Nissan. As a SUV-coupe, the Renault Arkana possesses an aggressive front fascia with nice lines and small side windows which is probably a particularity that make a difference with other SUVs. Moreover, it has three trim levels namely, the Iconic, S Edition and the R.S. Line, with the base model featuring a 17-inches alloy wheels. The 2021 Arkana uses the same CMF platform as the Renault Captur, and is bigger than the Renault Kadjar made by the French automaker as well. Its rivals include the Citroen C4, the Mazda CX-30 or the Toyota C-HR.
2021 Renault Arkana spacious interior
The 2021 Renault Arkana offers enough space for the entire family. The automaker didn’t compromise in this aspect; it was designed with an idea of genuine modern car that will appear comfortable; Reason why it has 5 seating space with enough legroom and headroom, the boot is wider as well with approximately 513litres of boot space. This interior is set to standard with features such as the center console and a digital driver’s display behind the steering wheels. There is also a 7.0 to 9.0-inch touchscreen depending on the trim model display on the dashboard. It offers a considerable luxury through the leather or the black grey cloth upholstery covering the seats. You will find also automatic air conditioning, rear view camera and electric windows. With such an impressive interior the Renault Arkana is considered to be one of the most affordable SUV with $34,269 as a starting price compare to the Renault Captur which is not that spacious and cost nearly $41,306
2021 Renault Arkana engine performance
Car shoppers usually considered the engine specification as a prevalent factor, to be consider for a better choice. The 2021 Renault Arkana comes with an E-tech hybrid 1.6liter petrol engine with two electric motors, releasing a combined 145 horsepower and 260 Nm of Torque. It comes fitted to a small capacity 1.2kWh battery and the system always prioritizes all-electric running. This engine offers a 7-speed dual-clutch auto, front wheel and approximately 0 to 26 mph in 9.8seconds. it is clear that the Renault Arkana gets better battery that combines an interesting fuel efficient. In fact, the Renault declares a 57.5mpg that’s 53mpg with a faster speed drive but it seems to be ameliorated by a lower speed drive, hence it is indeed a car with interesting fuel economy compare to rival such as the Toyota C-HR which offers least value in this aspect.
2021 Renault Arkana reliability and safety rating
The 2021 Renault Arkana is considered to be a good car not only because of its performance in terms of fuel economy, but also because of the stylish design accompanied by a five-star safety score. The Renault offers amazing features that indicates its classification with reliable vehicles like the Renault Captur or the Renault Clio. The Renault Arkana is proud to be one of the safest car combining best in-class road-holding and safety features. Some of the safety tools of the 2021 Renault Arkana include the standard front airbags, the traffic sign recognition, the anti-lock brakes, advanced features such as the autonomous emergency braking, lane keeping assistance, the E-Call system that notifies the emergency services in case of accident. The Blind spot monitoring is found as an addition only in the higher trim level.