As we expected, Renault chose the Moscow Motor Show in Russia to introduce the newest member of its SUV-family, Arkana, an SUV that positions itself in the Gallic builder's range between Captur and Kadjar, and intends to differentiate such as the Peugeot 3008, the Nissan Qashqai, the Seat Ateca or the Hyundai Tucson, betting on a more coupé aesthetic. It will be, so to speak, the BMW X4 from Renault …
There is still very little information about this new proposal, where the diamond sign only clarifies that the name of the new SUV is derived from the Latin arkanum, a word that not only means "secret", but "has been used for centuries to describe or mysterious phenomena ". With this name Renault wants to emphasize that the Arkana will be a "stone in the lake", where the water from the market is shaken mainly by its design. How? It is still a secret, but everything indicates that it will be with more coupe lines, a fashion that started in the SUV with the so-called builders. premiumbut it is also promised by generalist manufacturers.
the showcar which is unveiled in Russia, according to the brand, must anticipate a global product, but it is still unknown in which markets the Arkana will be marketed. In any case, the new C-segment SUV must arrive in the last quarter of the year or by the beginning of 2019 at the latest.
There is nothing official, but we are led to believe that the Arkana will take over the Kaptur base, the Russian version of Captur, which has been stretched a little more & # 39; & # 39; is then the European model to offer better opportunities. If so, it is very likely that the Renault plant in Russia, where Kaptur is already operating, is in charge of satisfying the local market. Already in Europe it will not be surprising if the Arkana is produced here next to, in Spain, in the facilities Renault has in Valladolid. That is where Captur has already been produced and since 2017 it is known that this line will produce a new SUV in 2019. Is it Arkana? You have to wait on August 29th.
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