New Renault E-Tech engineered trim level comes to Clio, Captur and Arkana

The Renault Arkana’s trim structure has been revised with the coupe-SUV now starting from £26,695


Renault has overhauled the Arkana model range and introduced a new variant of Captur and Clio for 2022. The E-Tech engineered version gets new on-board equipment and exterior tweaks. 

Replacing the entry-level Arkana ‘Iconic’ is ‘Evolution’, starting from £26,695. On the outside it features 17-inch ‘Bahamas’ alloy wheels, LED headlights, grey skid plates and tinted windows. There’s a seven-inch driver display and seven-inch touchscreen inside plus automatic wipers and automatic air conditioning. Safety systems such as Active Emergency Braking, traffic sign recognition, lane departure warning and lane keep assist are all standard. 

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Moving up the range, mid-level ‘’S Edition’ is now ‘Techno’, from £28,695. As standard it features a wireless smartphone charger, a 10-inch driver display and a 9.3-inch touchscreen with sat-nav. To distinguish it on the outside, there’s 18-inch diamond-cut wheels and darker tinted windows.

The R.S. Line is retained from the original lineup and now comes in at £31,095. There’s a unique design of 18-inch alloy wheels, a new front bumper and grille, chrome exhaust tips and R.S. Line badges. The interior receives new leather seats with suede upholstery and red stitching, a carbon-style dash, aluminium pedals, heated leather steering wheel and hands-free parking. 

The new E-Tech engineered is the range-topping model, at £32,695. It gets its own 18-inch alloy wheels with gold accents, an E-Tech engineered front bumper – again with gold detailing and new skid plates front and rear. The interior receives some bespoke tweaks as well with a new design of steering wheel along with leather seats trimmed in black and gold.

E-Tech engineered has also come to the Clio supermini and Captur crossover. There’s new diamond cut alloy wheels (18-inch on the Captur and 17-inch on the Clio), black Renault logos front and rear, gold detailing on the bumpers, rear spoiler and side trim as well as E-Tech engineering-specific seats. The Clio E-Tech engineered starts from £23,795 and the Captur comes in at £28,395. 

The Evolution and Techno are available with either the 138bhp mild-hybrid 1.3-litre petrol and the 140bhp hybrid 1.6-litre petrol with an electric motor. The R.S. Line can only be had with the smaller 1.3-litre unit, where the E-Tech engineered comes with the 1.6-litre powertrain. 

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