• All-new ARKANA is a spacious and sensuous SUV coupé
  • Available in Zen and Intens variants
  • Prices for Renault ARKANA start at $39,990, pre-orders available now
  • The base Zen and mid-range Intens will arrive in New Zealand early in 2022

Renault New Zealand says that the “confident and seductive SUV coupé”, the all-new ARKANA is set to turn heads in New Zealand come 2022. With a sloping coupé roofline, muscular shoulders, and an elevated SUV stance, ARKANA doesn’t compromise on style, says Renault.

ARKANA is also instantly recognisable as part of the Renault lineup, wearing the Renault diamond, which is accented by Renault’s C-shaped LED lighting signature and sweeping rear taillight design.

With the arrival of the all-new ARKANA, Renault New Zealand brings a new SUV to the market alongside the KOLEOS and DUSTER.

Renault New Zealand General Manager Sam Waller says, “We welcome the arrival of the Renault ARKANA to our growing lineup, it’s a good looking vehicle that will likely appeal to people living in metro areas or those who want to stand out.

It’s a stylish SUV coupé that offers a spacious cabin, generous boot space, plenty of storage, and the latest safety tech.”

With mixed leather and suede upholstery, electrically adjustable, heated, ventilated front seats, and a heated leather steering wheel, ARKANA provides a luxurious experience on every drive, according to Renault.

The ergonomic design of the ARKANA interior is highlighted by finely-chosen materials, plenty of storage, smartphone induction charging, four USB sockets, and an automatic electric parking brake. Rear passengers have 211mm legroom making it the best in its category. The 305 mm of foot space is among the best on the market, as is the 862 mm of rear passenger roof height.

When it comes to storage, ARKANA also has a boot space with a capacity of 485L, and a false floor that can be mounted or removed as required, which can be turned into a large flat floor once the 2/3-1/3 rear bench seat is folded down.

“The ARKANA is also a great option for those keen to move away from a small car, and into the SUV space but aren’t sure about making the full switch,” adds Mr Waller.

The all-new ARKANA keeps the driver connected while on the move with a 10.2” colour instrument cluster combined with a 7.0-inch driver-focussed vertical touchscreen. The easy link system features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard, and has an Auditorium Sound system by Arkamys. With wireless smartphone charging on R.S. Line, drivers never have to worry about missing out on life updates while on the go.

With the customisable multi-sense system customers can tailor their driving preferences by selecting from one of three driving modes (Eco, Sport, and MySense), and 8 ambient lighting colours. ARKANA will respond by adapting the powertrain response, engine sound, steering feel, and ambient lighting scene.

The all-new ARKANA produces 115kW of power and 262Nm of torque. A seven-speed, Electronic Dual Clutch (EDC) is the only transmission available, sending power to the front wheels for the Arkana to achieve a combined claimed fuel economy of 6L/100km.

The all-new ARKANA scored 5 stars in ANCAP crash tests. The Renault suite of advanced driver assistance systems come standard across the range, offering driver confidence. Drivers can enjoy peace of mind with active emergency braking with cyclist and pedestrian detection, lane-keep assist, traffic sign recognition, adaptive cruise control with stop & go function, blind spot warning, easy park assist, and automatic high-low beam headlights, just to name a few.

ARKANA is available in six body colours: Solid White, Metal Black, Metallic Grey, Zanzibar Blue, Flame Red, and Valencia Orange (exclusive to R.S. Line).

The 2022 Renault ARKANA is available for pre-order from www.renault.co.nz/all-new-arkana starting from $39,990+ ORC, with a 3-year unlimited warranty with 30,000 / 12-month service intervals.

2022 Renault Arakana Model Lineup Overview

2022 Renault Arkana – Safety as standard

  • Active Emergency Braking System (AEBS) with pedestrian & cyclist detection
  • Forward Collision Warning system (FCW)
  • Safe distance warning
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • Lane Keep Assist (LKA)
  • Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go
  • Blind spot warning (BSW)
PowertrainEngine OutputFuel Consumption (combined L-100km)Fuel – Gearbox – DriveSafety Rating (EuroNCAP)
1.3L Turbocharged petrol engine  115 kW of power 262 Nm of torque6.0Petrol / Auto (CVT) / FWD5 star

Pricing

EngineZenIntens
1.3 TCe 155 petrol$39,990$44,990

Note: All prices are Recommended Retail Price (RRP). Price excludes dealer delivery and on-road costs.

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