The Renault Arkana has finally been revealed after it was teased ahead of this year’s Moscow Motor Show. The production version of the C-segment crossover will first go on sale in Russia next year before making its way to other markets across the world, including in Asia.

According to its maker, the Arkana is described as “a distinctive coupe-crossover, a unique fusion between the elegance of a sedan and the sturdiness of a SUV.” Put simply, it is an SUV that has been injected with some coupe-esque styling to give it a more dynamic look.

This is most evident when the vehicle is viewed from the side, whereby its sloping roofline is clearly visible. Other examples with this look include the BMW X4 (or X6) and Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe (or GLE Coupe).

Focusing on the front, the Arkana does bear some resemblance to the Kadjar, most noticeably in the grille area. Unlike its sibling, the new model comes with C-shaped LED DRLs that are part of the headlamps, a cue seen on more recent Renault introductions.

The Arkana also comes with wide wheel arches for a sportier stance as well as “power bulges” on the bonnet. Down the sides, we spot a high waistline and prominent creases at the bottom of the doors. Faux side vents on either side have channels that lead into the front door handles before fading away, and this show car rides on large 19-inch wheels.

Moving to the rear, more evidence of the modern Renault family styling can be found with the taillights. The two clusters are linked by a light bar with the Renault badge in the centre, which is also seen on the Megane Sedan, Talisman and Koleos. Off-coloured skid plates at the front and rear, black plastic cladding on the sides, and a high ground clearance project a rugged persona.

Renault says the Arkana is an important part of its Drive the Future plan, whereby it plans to expand its product range to increase sales volume up to five million units by 2022.