Eventually the Renault Arkana will come to Europe and will also feature plug-in hybrid version. The small-medium sized car is based on the CMF-B platform, the same one used by the new Clio and Captur. Please note that the Russian model is based on the older B0+ platform, the same as Dacia Duster’s.
The French company has long thought of launching Arkana and the old continent, beyond Asia. But, in the end, Renault made the decision to make it available on the European market as well. The length of the Arkana reaches 4,568 mm, and the height 1,571 mm, with the wheelbase amounting to 2,720 mm, while the distance from the ground is 190 mm.
Renault Arkana plug-in hybrid E-Tech set combines the 1,600-year-old atmospheric gasoline engine and an electric motor, with the total combining 140 horses. Its electric motor draws power from a 9.8 kWh battery.
According to Renault, the car will start with electricity and has an energy recovery system. The company says that moving in the city 80% of the time will be with the electric motor, giving you a profit in fuel consumption of up to 40%, compared to the corresponding conventional internal combustion petrol engine in urban cycle.
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According to the company, when Arkana reaches the European exhibitions sometime in the first half of the year. Inside, the French coupe-SUV is available with a digital instrument panel on a 4.2, 7.0 or 10.2-inch screen depending on the combined version. It will also have a 7.0 or 9.3-inch touchscreen for the entertainment and information system. An RS Line version with sportier features will be added to the range.