Renault Australia is importing an Arkana R.S. Line variant with sports styling both inside
and out. “Strategic additions like the Arkana R.S Line are a clear nod to our sporting
heritage and allow us to continue to grow the brand ahead of other new models we have
coming,” Glen Sealey, Renault Australia General Manager.

Sitting at the top of the Arkana range, the R.S. Line the SUV has 18-inch R.S. Line
diamond-cut alloys, a specific front bumper design with an F1-inspired aero blade, R.S.
Line badging, gun metal grey door trims, and front and rear skid plates.

Inside, the R.S. Line has carbon-look interior trim, alloy sport pedals, a perforated leather
steering wheel with R.S. Line badging, red and grey contrast stitching, and R.S. badging.

It has a fully digital 10.25-inch instrument cluster, a frameless auto-dimming rear-view
mirror, and a sunroof.

Options are metallic paint ($750) and contrasting black roof ($600).

Powering the R.S. Line is a 1.3-litre petrol engine, delivering 115kW at 5,500rpm and
262Nm at 2,250rpm.

The official fuel consumption figure is 6.0 litres per 100km on the combined cycle.

Active safety measures – including Active Emergency Braking with vehicle, cyclist and
pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control with stop and go function, and rear cross-
traffic alert.

Renault Arkana is ANCAP five-star safety rated.

It has a five-year unlimited distance warranty and five-year Roadside Assistance. Five-
year capped price servicing costs $2,385.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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