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Renault New Zealand announces ARKANA specification and pricing


A confident and seductive SUV coupé, all-new ARKANA is set to turn heads in New Zealand come 2022.
Its head-turning combination of elegance and confidence merges the best of SUV lifestyle with coupé attitude.
With a sloping coupé roof line, muscular shoulders, and an elevated SUV stance, ARKANA doesn’t compromise on style.

ARKANA is also instantly recognisable as part of the Renault lineup, proudly 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.”

The interior of the all-new ARKANA is appointed with premium and sensuous finishes throughout the cabin. With mixed leather and suede upholstery, electrically adjustable, heated, and ventilated front seats, and a heated leather steering wheel, ARKANA provides a luxurious experience on every drive.

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. All-new ARKANA is far roomier than any other coupé model, especially in the rear, where 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 generous 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 when paired with the Auditorium Sound system by Arkamys, provides a next-generation entertainment experience. 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 fuel economy of 6L/100km.

The all-new ARKANA makes no compromises when it comes to safety, with a maximum score of 5 stars in ANCAP crash tests. The Renault easy drive 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.

2022 Renault ARKANA is available for pre-order from starting from $39,990+ ORC, with an outstanding 3-year unlimited warranty.

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