Following a couple of teasers and the reveal of the newcomer’s name, the fresh-faced (or should that be fresh-reared?) Renault Arkana coupé-crossover show car has been officially unveiled at the Moscow International Motor Show.
Billed as a “new global vehicle”, Renault says the show car “prefigures” the Arkana production vehicle that will initially be built at the French automaker’s plant in Moscow. Interestingly, the brand adds that it will later be produced and marketed in “different countries throughout the world”.
The name is derived from the Latin word Arcanum (meaning “secret”), which, says Renault, has been “used for centuries to mark events and phenomena of special significance”.
The show car runs on 19-inch alloys and features a high waistline with a sloping coupé-like roofline, as well as a panoramic sunroof.
“The Arkana show car is a distinctive coupé-crossover, striking balance between the elegance of a saloon and the powerful stance of an SUV. We have dialled in specific Renault cues, with a strong design, strength and sensuality with a French touch,” said Laurens van den Acker, senior vice president for corporate design at Groupe Renault.
The Boulogne-Billancourt-based automaker is expected to reveal technical specifications at a later date.
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