Renault Arkana Goes On Sale In Russia From Just Under $16,000

Renault has started selling the Arkana coupe SUV in Russia, the only market worldwide that gets the new model — for now, at least.

Available to order from July 5, the Arkana starts at 1,014,990 rubles (approximately $15,900) in base spec. For the money, the entry-level Life grade comes with a 114 PS (113 HP), 1.6-liter naturally aspirated petrol for mated to a five-speed manual transmission and front-wheel drive.

Standard features include Pure Vision LED lights, 17-inch alloys, Radio Connect audio system with Bluetooth, power windows, air conditioning and a tilt-and-telescopic steering column.

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Customers can also opt for the newer TCe 150 1.3-liter turbocharged engine which offers 150 PS (148 hp) and is paired to an X-Tronic CVT. This version starts at 1,229,990 rubles ($19,300) in 4×2 guise but is also available with AWD for an extra 110,000 rubles ($1,725).

The Renault Arkana is offered in three levels of equipment (Life, Drive, and Style), plus the limited-run Edition One. The latter offers the highest equipment level and costs 1,499,990 rubles ($23,500) in 4×4 guise, and when equipped with the TCe 150 engine also gets the Multi-Sense drive mode selector with three settings (Sport, Eco, MySense) for the engine response, CVT and steering.

Depending on the grade, other available features include 8-inch Easy Link infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Yandex Avto connectivity, Bose premium audio system, and eight-color ambient lighting. Driver assistance systems include all-around cameras, blind spot monitoring system, and more.

The color palette includes seven shades, including two exclusive ones: Red Fusion for the TCe 150, and Tenakuru, a brown-green hue designed specifically for the Arkana.

Built at Renault’s plant in Moscow, the Arkana is said to be perfectly adapted for use in difficult road and weather conditions encountered in various regions of Russia and the CIS thanks to its high ground clearance and suspension travel.

 

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  • Loquacious Borborygmus

    *Shudder*

  • erly5

    And I thought the BMW X4 and X6 were ugly! This is hideous. When will they realise that SUVs don’t suit that sloping coupé-like roofline. The Mazda CX-4 and Porsche Macan are just two examples of sporty SUVs that also manage to look good without that severe roofline.

    • Matt

      This style is popular in Russia, hence why Renault built it.

  • Shelby GT500

    Cheap BMW X4 with an interior from Dacia Duster)))

    • ThatGuy

      I was going to say, and you can even see they cheap Duster plastics and Seats from a mile away.
      I assumed they would have used the Clio or Megane interiors or even the Captur, but hey they wanted a cheap X4.

      Which, unpopular opinon, i like this car alot. for real.

  • cat

    I can’t see it well in the photos but the rear brakes are drums and no discs?

  • Sybill Julian

    I like it

  • StrangerGP

    Weird interior. The central part of the console makes it look more upscale, but the huge sections of plastic to the left and to the right bring it down.

    I think Renault could easily sell it all over Europe. Just add Megane to the name to boost the sales.

  • Stephen G

    How can they afford to sell this for $16K?

    • Loquacious Borborygmus

      Picture 45 would suggest those plastics came from a 70’s Japanese car.
      The engineering will be pretty simple underneath those looks.

      • ThatGuy

        Loq i have owned a few renaults and my wife currently has a clio 3.
        Its been amny years and that is correct the fenders and bumpers on all renaults are plastic. Because the fenders are plastic they are cheap, and the paint does not have that metal fender pop.
        Its one my my gripes with Renault but good cars though , IMO

        • Loquacious Borborygmus

          I was actually refering to the interior plastics though😀

          • ThatGuy

            My apologies Loq, i miscounted like a real punk.
            Yes those plastics are, i have been in the Renault Duster, And yes they are very hard plastic 70’s style.

  • ThatGuy

    I weirdly like this car, which makes me uneasy as a car guy. Now at least i know how Nissan Juke fans feel.
    I am shook, never in my life would i ever though that i would like these vehicle.

    Get it together TG, Skyline R34, SUpra and Scooby 22B.
    Focus…… GTi, RS Cosworth……… i need help folks lol

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