2024 Renault Arkana hybrid coming to Australia with facelift
The Renault Arkana small SUV is poised to add the option of hybrid power when the refreshed model comes to Australia next year.
The 2024 Renault Arkana small SUV is due to introduce hybrid power in Australia when the updated model arrives sometime next year, pending any delays.
Unveiled in Europe this week, the mid-life refresh for the Arkana – introduced in Australia in 2021 – brings a range of design tweaks and improvements, along with the introduction of Renault’s new logo and a new Esprit Alpine trim.
In Australia it is due to introduce Renault’s first hybrid option – alongside traditional petrol power – as a rival for the Toyota Corolla Cross and Hyundai Kona hybrids.
“Renault Australia plans to introduce the facelifted Arkana during 2024 – final launch dates, pricing and specification to be confirmed, but likely three trim levels and choice of petrol or full hybrid engines. We will confirm further details in due course,” a spokesperson for Renault’s Austalian distributor told Drive.
Exterior changes include a new grille pattern, the addition of Renault’s revised logo (with black highlights), tweaked LED headlight signatures, new tail-light lenses, and a choice of satin or gloss black mirror caps.
The Arkana now available in an Esprit Alpine variant – replacing the current RS Line – with unique 19-inch alloy wheels.
Inside, the Esprit Alpine’s seats are wrapped a combination of fabric and suede-look trim with blue stitching, Alpine embossing on the backrests, and seatbelts with two blue stripes. The doors and steering wheel feature red, white, and blue stitching inspired by the French flag.
Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are now available, replacing wired connectivity.
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