The Auto Trader expert verdict:
Available new from £26,395
The mash-up of coupe-inspired styling and SUV stance is a popular format in the premium sector, with the likes of the BMW X4, Audi Q5 Sportback and Mercedes GLC Coupe all putting a sleeker spin on their boxier, more conventional relatives. Renault is now doing the same for compact crossovers, the new Arkana sharing its basis with the popular Captur to combine a chunky, high-riding stance with a sportier roofline. Though there’s no plug-in option as there is on the Captur the Arkana offers mild and full hybrid versions, the latter under Renault’s E-Tech branding.
Reasons to buy:
- Best infotainment system for the price
- Unusual looks
- Easy to drive