Renault Arkana 1.6 E-TECH Hybrid 145 Iconic 5dr Auto Review

Category: Coupe SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
hybrid
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £26,300What Car? Target Price£25,791
Review

If you’re after an affordable coupé SUV that’s still pretty practical, the Renault Arkana is worth considering. It’s not particularly brisk and the ride is on the firm side, but to make up for that it’s very keenly priced and promises respectable running costs relative to other petrol coupé SUVs. If you don’t mind paying a bit more, there are better options, such as the quicker and more comfortable Cupra Formentor.

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Entry-level Iconic trim comes with a generous amount of equipment, including cruise control, climate control, LED headlights, front and rear parking sensors, a rear-view camera, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, automatic emergency braking (AEB), lane-departure warning, 17in diamond-cut alloy wheels and a 7in touchscreen infotainment screen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. That said, we’d recommend stepping up to the S Edition trim.

Full hybrid credentials mean that the E-Tech will drive on electricity alone, but only for very short distances around town. Officially it promises to average 60mpg and low CO2 emissions make it a sensible option for company car buyers. However, it’s not as quick as the cheaper TCe 140 engine or most rivals, although it has sufficient power for most situations.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH10.8 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol/Electric Hybrid
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

61.4

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

480

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

108

g/km

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