Renault Arkana review: Style over substance?

The Renault Arkana looks to replicate the sort of SUV-coupe that companies like BMW offer - but at a more affordable end of the scale. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
The result is a car the rides high, giving you a good crossover with a sloping roof to the rear, with good road presence. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
The interior is nicely laid out, but at the affordable end of the spectrum, there's heavy use of harder plastics, so it's not the highest quality. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
The biggest downside to the Arkana is that the interior is a little noisy, suffering from road noise. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
Bu the interior tech is good, with a nice display and navigation system that works really well - better than plugging in your phone (which you can also do). (image credit: Pocket-lint)
There's a hybrid option, pairing a 1.2kWh battery with a 1.6-litre petrol engine, and meaning 50mpg+ returns, so it's efficient. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
The Renault Arkana doesn't drive as well as the smaller Renault Clio, but might offer a little more space for families. (image credit: Pocket-lint)