The 2024 Renault Arkana is a new addition to the compact crossover segment, offering a sleek coupe-like design, a spacious and versatile interior, and a range of efficient hybrid powertrains. The new model, which will go on sale in Europe in early 2024, aims to compete with premium coupe-SUVs such as the Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe or BMW X4, as well as more affordable rivals like the Toyota C-HR, the Mazda CX-30, and the Citroen C4.
The 2024 Renault Arkana is based on the same platform as the Renault Captur and the Nissan Juke, but it has a longer wheelbase and a lower roofline that give it a more dynamic and elegant profile. The front end has been updated with a new grille, new LED headlights, and a redesigned bumper that incorporates the signature C-shaped daytime running lights. The rear end also has new LED taillights, a chrome-finished diffuser, and a sporty spoiler.
The new Renault Arkana is available in three trim levels: Iconic, S Edition, and R.S. Line. The Iconic trim comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, while the S Edition and R.S. Line get 18-inch ones. The R.S. Line also adds some sporty touches, such as a black roof, red accents, and a more aggressive front bumper.
The interior of the new Renault Arkana has been enhanced with new materials, colors, and features. The dashboard has a horizontal layout that emphasizes the width of the cabin, and it houses a 9.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The instrument cluster is a 10.2-inch digital display that can be customized to show different information and graphics. The center console has a wireless charging pad, a rotary knob for the gear selector, and an electric parking brake.
The 2024 Renault Arkana offers plenty of space and comfort for five passengers, thanks to its generous dimensions and clever packaging. The trunk has a capacity of 513 liters (18.1 cubic feet), which can be expanded to 1,296 liters (45.8 cubic feet) by folding the rear seats. The rear seats can also slide forward and backward to adjust the legroom and cargo space. The cabin also has several storage compartments, including a large glove box, door pockets, and cup holders.
The Renault Arkana comes with a host of advanced safety and driver assistance features that make driving easier and safer. Some of these features include adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, blind spot warning, traffic sign recognition, automatic emergency braking, rear cross-traffic alert, park assist, and a 360-degree camera.