Following a teaser image published at the end of June, Renault has now announced that its new compact crossover will be named "Arkana". While the original teaser offered us the opportunity to view the front of the model, the new reveals a good part of the derrière with an integrated spoiler lip and tail lights of full width, similar to the Megane and Talisman. As is the case with those two cars, the name of the model is located in the middle of the tailgate, directly under the logo of the company diamond.
Details are scarce at the time of writing, but it is believed that the new Arkana will be based on the Russian-spec Kaptur, a slightly larger version of the Captur available throughout Europe. Unlike the Kaptur, the new coupé SUV will become a global model as mentioned in the press release that is attached below. If you wonder about the origin of the name of the vehicle, it is derived from the Latin & # 39; arcanum & # 39; what & # 39; secret & # 39; means.
Renault will organize the official premiere in a week from today, on August 29, at the Moscow Motor Show. If you wonder why the capital of Russia was chosen as the location for the Arkana debut, it is because the coupe SUV is being built there, initially to meet local demand and then to other markets.
Keep in mind that Renault describes the Moscow Arkana as a "showcar", which means that it will probably be a prototype near the production instead of the final model. Still, it should give us a pretty good picture of what we can expect from what a cheaper alternative is for the Mercedes GLC Coupe, BMW X4 and next year's Audi Q4.
ARKANA, Renault's new distinctive crossover
The new distinctive crossover of Renault's C-segment is renamed Renault ARKANA. The showcar of the new global model premieres during the Moscow International Motor Show 2018, on August 29th.
The name of the new model is derived from the Latin ARCANUM (& # 39; secret & # 39;), which was used for centuries to mark events and phenomena of special significance. The name ARKANA underlines the uniqueness of the future crossover and its incredible magnetism. The concept of the ARKANA model is associated with mystery, attractiveness and pioneering spirit.
The distinctive new crossover Renault ARKANA is ready to break the shape of the SUV market thanks to its unique design. It will be presented as a showcar for the first time in Russia this summer and will be launched in 2019. This new crossover from Renault with its unique design will then be introduced in other countries.
Discover more about the Renault ARKANA, on 29 August at the Moscow International Motor Show or directly on the Renault Media Website.