Due to the current world events, the future of the Renault Arkana for the Russian market is insecure. That’s because the assembly takes place at the company’s factory in Moscow, and the future of the plant is uncertain. Nonetheless, if it eventually gets the go-ahead, then it will feature new styling, as seen on the scooped prototype.
For one, the headlights are all-new, and so is the grille, which appears to be slightly wider than before. The central air intake in the new bumper, and side trim, are smaller. Don’t mind those bulges on the hood, doors, and rear quarter panels, because that’s fake plastic cladding. The roof is still arched behind the B pillars, and the rear three-quarter panels appear to have been reshaped.
The taillights are slightly bigger and do not seem to be joined together by a light strip anymore. The diamond logo still sits in the middle of the tailgate, albeit closer to the bumper, which is also new and continues to incorporate the rear license plate holder. The wheel arch surrounds are more pronounced, yet we wouldn’t be surprised if they turn out to be provisional units.
Normally, we’d wrap it up by telling you when Russia’s Arkana could premiere, but that’s a delicate topic, as we might never see the facelifted iteration due to the aforementioned reason.