22nd August 2018 6:12 PM
A completely new model supported by the M0 platform; officially unveiled at the motor show of Moscow in 2018.
Renault has launched a new teaser image of its new SUV, which will be called the Arkana, and is scheduled to make its world debut at the upcoming Moscow motor show in 2018 next week.
Expected to launch in Russia in 2019, the preview image of the SUV shows the tailgate with Arkana badge. Renault had previously teased the front of the coupe-like SUV in June.
The name of the SUV is derived from the Latin word & # 39; arcanum & # 39 ;, which means secret. Renault claims that the concept of Arkana is "associated with mystery, attractiveness and pioneering spirit".
The preview photo sheds light on the shape of the rear lights that resemble the full width of the tailgate and is split in the middle by the Renault logo. It also shows a pronounced tailgate. The earlier teaser image gave hints of the front of the Arkana – a sporty-looking face that takes design elements from Renault's latest design language, first demonstrated by the Mégane, and a coupe-like roofline. C-shaped DRLs that come from the main headlamps were also visible in that teaser.
For markets such as Russia, the Arkana will be based on the same M0 platform as the Captur sold there, although it is likely to be more substantiated for the Chinese market by the CMF-B platform from Renault. Although there are talks about this SUV coupe to be sold under the brand Dacia, Renault may position the Arkana as an expensive alternative to the Captur.
However, it is unlikely that the Arkana will soon be brought to India. Despite a bold design, Renault Captur has not led wow-Indian buyers who prefer a traditional, upright posture on their SUVs. Although SUV coupes, such as the BMW X4, may be able to leave a mark on premium segments, the Arkana, which will be a mass market model, may not have the same impact.
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