Renault introduces 2022 Arkana
Evolution replaces the previous Iconic,. It offers an introduction to the Arkana range with its 17-inch Bahamas alloy wheels, full LED headlights with C-shaped LED light signature both front and rear, dark grey skid plates, and tinted rear windows and tailgate.
Standard equipment includes a 7-inch colour TFT driver display, 7-inch EASY LINK touchscreen with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, automatic headlights and wipers, automatic air conditioning, electronic parking brake, rear parking sensors and rear-view camera. Its array of safety and driver aids includes Renault's Active Emergency Braking System, traffic sign recognition, lane departure warning with lane keep assist, hill start assist, and cruise control with speed limiter.
The mid-range Techno builds on the previous S Edition, with a continued focus on technology thanks to its wireless smartphone charger, 10-inch TFT driver display, 9.3-inch EASY LINK touchscreen with navigation, Google search and traffic information. The hybrid SUV's coupe-like lines are highlighted by exterior chrome enhancements, 18-inch Pasadena diamond cut alloy wheels, extra-tinted rear windows and tailgate, and grey-coloured skid plates.
Inside, the black cloth and synthetic leather upholstery is joined by a height-adjustable front passenger seat and MULTI-SENSE with three driving modes and the choice of eight ambient lighting colours. The Techno's standard equipment levels are boosted with an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, automatic high/low beam, electronic parking brake with auto-hold function, plus traffic sign recognition with overspeed prevention, blind spot warning, and rear cross traffic alert.
The sporty R.S. Line builds on the Techno specification with 18-inch Silverstone diamond cut alloy wheels, a unique front bumper with F1 blade and honeycomb grille, gun metal skid plates, chromed exhaust tailpipes, and R.S. Line badging. The interior, meanwhile, gains R.S. Line sport leather and suede upholstery with red stitching, carbon-style dashboard, aluminium pedals, black roof lining, a heated perforated leather steering wheel, heated electrically-adjustable front seats, frameless rear-view mirror, and hands-free parking.
The Arkana range is now completed by the new E-Tech engineered, packed with the latest on-board equipment and with a dynamic and sporty design.
This new version stands out with its 18-inch E-Tech engineered diamond cut alloy wheels with gold highlights, E-Tech engineered front bumper with gold detailing, and E-Tech engineered front and rear skid plates. The interior, meanwhile, builds on the specification of the Techno with features such as an E-Tech engineered heated leather steering wheel, electrically adjustable and heated front seats in E-Tech engineered leather and suede upholstery with black and gold stitching, black headlining, carbon-style dashboard, aluminium pedals, a frameless rear-view mirror, hands-free parking, and adaptive cruise control.
Clio and Captur E-Tech engineered
The new E-Tech engineered trim level is also now available on the recently updated Clio and Captur where it forms a new premium specification, replacing the R.S. Line trim for the Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid powertrains.
Clio E-Tech engineered and Captur E-Tech engineered models feature new 18-inch E-Tech engineered diamond cut alloy wheels with gold detailing (17-inch on Clio E-Tech engineered), black Renault logos front and rear, E-Tech engineered electric gold styling on the sports front and rear bumpers, rear spoiler, door sill side trims, and E-Tech engineered body markings with gold detailing.
Like the Arkana, both the Captur and Clio gain E-Tech engineered upholstery with contrasting gold stitching, repeated on the door panels, gold detailing on the steering wheel, gear shifter, and dashboard air vents, plus a dark roof lining and aluminium pedals.