* Renault Arkana named ‘Best Hybrid’ at the Auto Trader Awards 2022
* Win was awarded as a direct result of feedback from existing owners
* Award comes from the UK’s most influential marketplace for new car purchases
† Renaults first purpose-built hybrid car acclaimed for its comfort, looks and modern features
* One of the ten best-selling hybrid SUVs in the UK
* Advanced hybrid powertrain leverages technological advances originally developed in Formula 1
† Renault is a pioneer in the field of electric vehicles, now with more than ten years of experience
* Arkana available from £26,395 OTR
The Renault Arkana has delivered on its ‘hybrid by nature’ promise after owner feedback led it to win the Best Hybrid category at the Auto Trader Awards 2022.
Auto Traders New Car Award 2022 winners were determined by more than 156,000 UK car owners, asking drivers to rate their cars against 16 different criteria, ranging from reliability and performance to looks and running costs. Designed as a hybrid from the start, the Arkana took the win after impressing owners with its contemporary looks that combine coupé style with SUV ruggedness, sophistication and modern features.
Erin Baker† Auto Traders Editorial Director: “When it comes to the best hybrid car, power, reliability, safety and comfort were the factors that consumers valued most. The Renault Arkana brings all this, as well as some elegant styling.
“When we talked about the French coupé SUV, owners told us that it is a very smart, modern and comfortable car. They love it.’
Baker added: “The Auto Trader New Car Awards recognize the brands and cars that are doing well in the eyes of those whose opinions matter most: consumers. They prove how manufacturers take consumer needs into account and innovate to bring a great and wide choice to the market. Renaultand all of this year’s winners have deserved it incredibly well.”
Now in their sixth year, the Auto Trader New Car Awards are part of car dealerthe UK’s largest car marketplace, attracting an average of 69 million cross-platform visits each month. car dealer is also the UK’s most influential marketplace for new car purchases, with 61 percent of consumers finding it the best place to shop for their next new car.
Originally founded in 1977, car dealer has been the trusted destination for car buyers for over 40 years.
On receiving the award, Guillaume Sicardabutment UK & General Manager Renault Brand UKsaid: ‘We are extremely pleased to have won this award for the UK’s best hybrid, especially since it was awarded based on feedback from existing Renault Arkana owners. The hybrid sector is growing at an incredible rate and it is well worth seeing that our increasing focus on electrification is proving to be a hit with car buyers, with the Arkana already one of the top 10 best-selling hybrid SUVs in the industry. UK†
Launched in 2021, the Renault Arkana is Renaults first purpose-built hybrid car and the first Renault SUV with coupé styling. Renault refined the design of the Arkana using its experience developing and manufacturing award-winning electric vehicles over more than a decade, while the advanced powertrain also benefits from technical innovations rooted in Formula 1.
Every Arkana sold in the UK features an electrified powertrain: an advanced E-Tech hybrid – accounting for 80% of Arkana sales – and the TCe 140 mild hybrid. Both are mated to a fully automatic transmission, with the Arkana E-Tech hybrid producing 145 hp, returning to 58.9 mpg and emitting just 109 g/km.
The standard specification includes technological advancements such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard, with all versions also benefiting from the Active Emergency Braking System, Traffic Sign Recognition, Lane Departure Warning and Lane Keep Assist. Behind the streamlined exterior of the Arkana hides a practical interior with a luggage space of up to 513 liters and a generous rear seat.
The Arkana is priced from £26,395 OTR.
Find out more about the Renault Arkana and the rest of the Renault E-Tech electric range at www.renault.co.uk
Renaulta historic mobility brand and pioneer of electric vehicles in Europe, has always developed innovative vehicles. With the strategic plan ‘Renalution’, Renault has embarked on an ambitious, value-generating transformation towards a more competitive, balanced and electrified range. The ambition is to embody modernity and innovation in technology, energy and mobility services in the automotive industry and beyond.
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