The Renault Arkana has received a $1000 price increase across the range for 2023, though it’s otherwise unchanged.
UPDATE, 30/05/2023 – Renault Australia has raised prices of its Arkana further, with increases of up to $700. We’ve updated this article and brought it forward.
It continues to slot between the related Captur – with which it shares its CMF-B underpinnings – and the larger Koleos, and is one of the few so-called coupe crossovers on the market not wearing a luxury badge.
It’s manufactured in Korea by Renault Korea Motors.
- 2023 Renault Arkana Zen: $37,500 (+$700)
- 2023 Renault Arkana Intens: $41,000 (+$200)
- 2023 Renault Arkana R.S. Line: $45,000 (+$700)
All prices exclude on-road costs.
Power in the 2023 Renault Arkana comes from a 1.3-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol with 115kW of power and 262Nm of torque.
It’s front-wheel drive and has a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
The 0-100km/h sprint takes a claimed 9.1 seconds.
Claimed fuel economy for the Arkana is 6.0L/100km on the combined cycle. It has a 50L fuel tank and runs on 91RON regular unleaded fuel.
The 2023 Renault Arkana measures up at 4568mm long, 1821mm wide and 1571mm tall, riding on a 2720mm wheelbase.
That makes it 341mm longer than the related Captur, on an 81mm longer wheelbase.
Claimed boot space is 353L with the rear seats in place and the boot floor in its highest position, 485L with the floor lowered, and 1268L with the rear seats folded.
Kerb weights range from 1354kg to 1362kg depending on spec.
The Renault Arkana has a five-star ANCAP safety rating, based on Euro NCAP testing carried out in 2019 on the Captur.
It scored 96 per cent for adult occupant protection, 83 per cent for child occupant protection, 75 per cent for vulnerable road user protection, and 74 per cent for safety assist.
Standard safety equipment in Australia includes:
- Autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian/cyclist detection
- Adaptive cruise control with stop/go
- Blind-spot monitoring
- Lane-departure warning
- Lane-keep assist
- Traffic sign recognition
- Safe distance warning
- Front, rear and side parking sensors
- Reversing camera
- Front, front-side and curtain airbags
Moving to the Intens adds rear cross-traffic alert.
The Arkana is backed by a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.
Maintenance is required every 12 months or 30,000km, and there’s capped-price servicing for five years.
Four of its first five services are priced at $399, and one is priced at $789.
The base Arkana Zen has:
- Semi-automatic parking assist
- 17-inch two-tone wheels
- Automatic LED headlights
- Automatic high-beam
- Rain-sensing wipers
- Keyless entry and start
- 7.0-inch infotainment touchscreen
- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- 4.2-inch digital driver’s display
- 2 x front USB ports
- 2 x rear USB ports
- Six-speaker Arkamys sound system
- Wireless phone charging
- Heated leather-wrapped steering wheel
- Paddle shifters
- Black leatherette seat trim
- Climate control
Moving to the Arkana Intens brings:
- 18-inch two-tone alloy wheels
- Rear cross-traffic alert
- Auto hold
- 9.3-inch infotainment touchscreen with satellite navigation
- 7.0-inch digital driver display
- Changeable drive modes
- Adjustable ambient lighting
- Leather and suede seat trim
- Heated, ventilated, power-adjustable front seats
The range-topping Arkana R.S. Line gets:
- 18-inch two-tone alloy wheels with red accents
- 10.25-inch digital driver display
- Heated, perforated leather-wrapped steering wheel
- Frameless auto-dimming interior mirror
- Red interior stitching
- Carbon-style interior trim
- Unique R.S. Line exterior
The following options are available:
- Contrast black roof with gloss black exterior mirrors (Intens, R.S. Line)
- 10.25-inch digital driver display (Intens)
- Sunroof (Intens)
Solid White is standard on all bar the R.S. Line, with the following finishes a $750 option:
- Universal White
- Zanzibar Blue
- Metallic Black
- Metallic Grey
- Flame Red
- Valencia Orange (R.S. Line only)