Renault Arkana 1.6 E-TECH Hybrid 145 R.S. Line 5dr Auto Review

Category: Coupe SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
hybrid
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £30,900What Car? Target Price£30,299
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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The top tier R.S. Line trim adds features such as electronically adjustable heated front seats, a heated steering wheel and semi-autonomous parking. Other than that, it’s mainly aesthetic upgrades that you probably wouldn’t miss if you went for our recommended version, the cheaper 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

109

g/km

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