MOSCOW -- Renault said its coupe-styled Arkana crossover would appeal to Russian tastes for distinctive SUVs.
The automaker unveiled a near-production version of the compact model crossover at the auto show here Wednesday ahead of its sales launch in Russia in the first half of next year.
The Arkana will also be sold in China, Latin America and Korea.
It’s based on a heavily revised version of the B0 platform that underpins the Russian-market Renault Kaptur small SUV as well as the Dacia/Renault Duster. The new platform will be called B0+.
Renault hinted that the car might also be built on a more sophisticated platform for European markets under its dual-platform strategy. The first car developed under the strategy was the Russian-market Kaptur compact SUV, which is identical visually to the Captur sold in Europe but sits on the cheaper platform to be more cost-effective.