Renault's new Arkana coupe SUV is now available for pre-order in Ireland at a starting price of €28,990, writes Brian Byrne. The car is expected in dealerships later this month.
The Arkana is the company's first purpose-built hybrid and will be available in three trim levels. All versions feature LED headlights and daylight running lights, and alloys.
The powertrain of choice is expected to be the 145hp 1.6 petrol hybrid dubbed E-Tech and based on patents developed in Renault's Formula One racing experience. The option will be the 140hp 1.3 petrol with mild hybrid electrification.