Meet the Truly Inexplicable 2019 Renault Arkana Crossover

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  1. GTPNewsWire

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  3. Danoff

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    It looks like a 5 series gt with a lift kit.
     
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  4. bloodyboyblue

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    Definitely far closer to the “cross-coupe” segment (GLC, X4, ZDX) than it is to true crossover sedans like the Volvo S60 Cross Country, Subaru Outback SUS and AMC Eagle.
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    Also probably heavily inspired by the Maybach Vision Ultimate Luxury which took the crossover with a trunk formula to its furthest extent.
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    Innovative Design :D Give me a break. There are other pointless cars like this before it, so it is not really something new. And yes, russians like their sedans and they like big cars, so there you go, it is their market.
     
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    I quite like it...

    It's quite clever really as it provides yet another way for buyers to feel like they're better than their neighbours just because they have a car to take their kids to school in that has more of a gap in the arches than the plebs next door who only have a car that rides at normal height. I get the feeling it would look bizarre with smaller wheels though.
     
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  7. vinz7531

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    It actually looks pretty good!
    I normally despise SUVs.
     
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    Wow, it's literally a carbon copy Mercedes GLC.
     
  9. Latvija27

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    Looks good but probably never going to leave the city. It does look like the GLC 220d Coupe hopefully cheaper.
     
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    Nice Laguna Cross Outback 6 GT
     
  11. georgeme412

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    Im gonna wait for the Renaultsport version...
     
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    It's kind of cool. It reminds me of the AMC Eagle.

    But those engine choices though :yuck: Give it a nice, smooth and hefty V6 at least.
     
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    Only took them thirty some odd years after selling the company to Chrysler and washing their hands of the U.S. market to realize "Huh...that was a neat idea..." :D
     
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    I mean...I think the face is fantastic!
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    Fight me.
     
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    Looks like a lifted Dodge Dart from the rear
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    But the front looks very nice, the flair on the headlights create such an imposing stance.
     
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    It looks like a less practical version of the Kadjar.
     
  17. Naveek Darkroom

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    Exactly why did crossover "coupes" (I just call them fastback SUVs) become popular?
     
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    Ah the bulky sedan
     
  19. kikie

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    Ooooohhh, that is an ugly car. Shame on you Renault.
     
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    BMX X4/6 not. More a Mercedes.
     
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    Renault should really figure out a way to bring their brand to the US. Strange vehicles like that that combine something like five different segments would sell like hotcakes since the American buyer loves to buy vehicles that supposedly do it all.
     
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    No need. Badge it as an Nissan or better still, an Infinity. Market it as a smaller, cheaper X6 alternative.

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  23. VXR

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    I quite like it, and I'm not keen on the BMW or Mercedes offerings.
     
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    I wish Renault could bring back a true 4WD sleeper sedan, like the Safrane Biturbo of the 1990s, rather than make some pseudo-crossover monstrosity. This thing could do 0-60 in the mid-6s and reach speeds of 160mph.

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    *Infiniti. :p

    And...maybe they will. ;)
     
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    Another manufacturer going for a coupé-esque SUV. I don't mind the looks, I do personally think that Renault has been quite decent with their design language.
    But part of me is just constantly thinking as to why you would want to have such a car? It's less practical than the "real" SUV counterpart, in that case the Kadjar, and it's not a real coupé.
     
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    :odd:

    Where are you getting mid-6s for 0-60? I found 7.6 (twice) and 7.4. The latter resource cites a claim of 7.2, which is comparable to the Thema 8.32 that you criticized for not being a sleeper.
     
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