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The Renault Arkana has been on the market since 2021 in our region, yet the Diamond brand is already preparing to renew it. This is essentially what the new spy shots taken by our spy photographers in Spain indicate. These images show a prototype of the refurbished Samsung XM3. However, this SUV coupe is Arkana’s South Korean cousin. In the event of a restyling, there is a good chance that the Renault Arkana will undergo the same treatment.

First seen on the road, this redesigned Arkana – or XM3 – sports a camouflage cover on the front only. Our whistleblowers expect the coupe SUV to sport a new grille, or even a redesigned luminous signature. The front bumper should also evolve. If the back face looks unchanged in these photos, it may change later on.

A modernized cabin for the Arkana?

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Renault Arkana | Spy photos of the restyling of the SUV coupé
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Illustrative photoPhoto credit – Renault

Also according to our image hunters, the range of Renault Arkana engines should change little following the restyling planned by the French house. Based on the CMF-B technical platform, the coupe SUV is currently available with a 1.3 TCe petrol unit, as well as 1.6 E-Tech Hybrid and 1.6 E-Tech Plug-in Hybrid engines. The interior could get a new infotainment system, as well as a new steering wheel and new upholstery customization options.

The new Samsung XM3 could be unveiled in 2023. If so, our spy photographers imagine that the refurbished Arkana will be unveiled “about six months later”. A presentation at the beginning of 2024 cannot therefore be ruled out.

In short

Is the Renault Arkana going to be renewed? This is what these spy shots taken by our spy photographers imply. The images show a prototype of a revamped version of the Samsung XM3, the South Korean cousin of the French SUV coupe. And if it undergoes a makeover, our insiders are sure that the Arkana will go through the makeover box too. Presumably, the restyling should only concern the front, but it could also be invited on board the passenger compartment with the integration of a new steering wheel, new upholstery and a more modern infotainment system. The new Samsung XM3 is expected to launch in 2023, while the refurbished Arkana could wait until 2024.

Quentin Guérult


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