New Renault hybrid system, 280 HP is coming

New Renault hybrid system, 280 HP is coming

New Renault hybrid system

Like many other car manufacturers, the French Renault also seems to focus heavily on the electrification sector. In fact, the company is working to produce ever more varied and powerful ranges of electric vehicles by adopting mild hybrid, plug-in hybrid and full hybrid technologies. Therefore, these are systems available - for the moment - from 140 horsepower on the Clio full hybrid, 145 horsepower on the Captur and Arkana full hybrid and 160 horsepower on the plug-in versions of Captur, Megane and Megane station wagon. Well, before long, new, more powerful versions may arrive. The E-Tech range of the French company seems to be ready - therefore - to take this very important step, which will affect the new and strongly growing sector.

The confirmation comes from the director of the department himself. Renault engineering, Gilles Le Borgne, who would have revealed some details about the company's future plans. One of the most important aspects concerns an innovative hybrid powertrain, whose debut is expected with the arrival of the new generation of the Renault Kadjar. Therefore, the compact SUV of the French brand will be able to “face worthily” some rivals such as the Peugeot 3008 Hybrid, a car that can easily deliver a power of 300 horsepower.

Apparently, therefore, all the models that will derive from the new Kadjar will be equipped with electrified engines specially developed by the car manufacturer Renault and previously adopted powertrains, such as the Mitsubishi plug-in system, will be excluded , which does not comply with Euro 7 standards. If compared with the full range and plug-in hybrid, the new electrified vehicles of the Renault brand will be equipped with an innovative three-cylinder 1.2 turbo petrol TCe instead of the 1.6 aspirated. This novelty will allow the hybrid E-Techs to reach a power of about 200 HP, while the plug-ins could reach 280 HP - thanks to an important element, such as a second electric motor installed on the rear axle. >

Renault Arkana, the new crossover SUV

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Renault made a big splurge recently when they announced that the brand is moving towards E-Tech Plug-in Hybrid technologies. The same will be deployed in a plethora of existing models and also future models. The company also revealed their brand-new crossover SUV, the Arkana. We tell you all about it.

Renault Arkana design

The Arkana is one of the first crossover SUVs from Renault. The front grille, with a bigger Renault logo sits at the centre and is flanked by chrome brightwork. The bulging front bumper enhances the dynamic design while the skid plate gives the car a more robust look. The all-LED headlights feature the C-shaped lighting signature specific to Renault models. The back of the car also displays the C-shaped lighting signature with a strip extending over the whole width of the tailgate. In profile one can see the sweeping roofline which gives it a coupe like look and the 18in wheels add to the sporty character. The Arkana measures 4,568mm in length, 1,571mm in height and has a 2,720mm wheelbase.

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In profile one can see the sweeping roofline which gives it a coupe like look and the 18in wheels add to the sporty character.

Renault Arkana interiors

The new Arkana gets a digital dashboard, featuring a 4.2, seven or 10.2in coloured screen depending on the variants. It also gets a rather large 9.3in centre screen which offers all infotainment and connectivity options. According to selected features, back-seat passengers get a removable and wide centre armrest and adjustable air vents on the rear console. Every version comes with an air purifier as part of the automatic air-conditioning system. The new Renault Arkana has a generous loading capacity with a 513 litre boot. The E-TECH Hybrid version on the other hand offers a 480 litre boot.

Renault Arkana powertrains

Following in the tyre-tracks of Clio, Captur and new Megane, Renault is using the same strategy for the new Arkana and integrating its E-Tech hybrid technology. The 145bhp E-Tech Hybrid engine is made up of a new-generation 4-cylinder 1.6-litre petrol engine from the Alliance. It is adapted to hybrid technology and is equipped with a particulate filter to limit pollutant emissions. It churns out 91bhp and it is backed by two electric motors, an 'e-engine' (36 kW) and a 15 kW HSG (High-Voltage Starter Generator) type high-voltage starter. With its 1.2 kWh (230V) lithium-ion battery located in the boot, this E-Tech Hybrid engine ensures a significant reduction in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions say Renault. In all-electric mode, the new Arkana E-Tech Hybrid can travel at speeds of up to 75kmph.

The New Arkana is also available in a micro-hybrid version based on the 4-cylinder turbocharged direct-injection 1.3 TCe petrol engine. Micro-hybridisation is achieved by adding a starter-alternator system coupled to a 12V lithium-ion battery placed under the passenger seat.

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The Arkana is powered by a 145bhp E-Tech Hybrid engine.

Is the Renault Arkana coming to India

Renault has not confirmed any further moves for India. In the virtual press conference, the top shots clearly said that at the moment, the start of the Renault show in India is the Kiger. For that matter they even said that they are evaluating whether they should launch the new generation Renault Duster in India or not. So the Arka at the moment seems too far off.

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