Renault has revealed the new Arkana Coupe SUV at the ongoing 2018 Moscow International Motor Show.
The name ‘Arkana’ is derived from the Latin word ‘arcanum’, which means secret. Renault claims that the concept of Arkana is “associated with mystery, attractiveness and blazing spirit”.
Riding on large 19-inch wheels, the Arkana adopts Renault’s latest design language with full-LED headlights shaped like a “C” and with a full-width LED strip at the back where we’re noticing the dual exhaust tips. The new model rides on a modified platform of the Russian-market Kaptur, which is essentially a slightly bigger variant of the European-spec Captur. Technical specifications are not available as of yet.
Commenting on the new model, Laurens Van den Acker, Senior Vice President, Corporate Design of Groupe Renault said:
“The ARKANA show car is a distinctive coupé-crossover, striking balance between the elegance of a Sedan and the powerful stance of an SUV. We have dialed in specific Renault cues, with a strong design, strength and sensuality with a French touch.”
Renault confirms that the Arkana will be manufactured and sold in several global markets, starting with Russia from next year. According to the press release the Arkana will be later manufactured and sold in Asia and other regions, with this same unique design but adapted also to local customers’ expectations.
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