Renault calls the Arkana a "no-compromise, new generation SUV coupé," and while my tendency is to run away from such grand claims, the company is at least half right

by Abhijit Jha

We live in an era of high-riding crossover SUVs, and even those willing to do something with more stylistic panache are taking this path at the apparent expense of cabin space

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Renault itself suggests that the Arkana could be cross-shopped against things like the Audi Q3 Sportback, which we find a bit ambitious but reveals the intention of the company

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It certainly turns heads with its sleek stance, characterful front and rear light signature, well-sculpted and elongated bonnet and in-Vogue fastback-style side profile

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Beyond the standout design, one of the more interesting aspects of the Arkana is its point of origin.

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The badge may be French, but it is made in Busan, South Korea, just like the larger and more practical Kolios. This helps the company's bottom line, and also aids in sourcing

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While the bulk of the Arkana range launched in August 2021, the flagship RS. The line emerged here in March 2022

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This version taps into the company's Renault Sport DNA, but mostly from a stylistic rather than performance-enhancing standpoint

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2022 Renault Arkana Pricing: Arkana Zen: $35,800 Arkana Intense: $39,800 Arkana RS Line: $43,300

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According to the Renault Australia website, an Arkana RS. The cost of the line is $48,000 drive-away.

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