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Renault Laguna III: Quality is the design.
A few days before the commercialization of its new Twingo, Renault unveils third generation of the Laguna, which aims to become one of the best in quality.
A simple design
Renault we had become accustomed in recent years to design cars very original as the Vel Satis, the Avantime and even the Megane. But looking at the pictures of this new sedan, one wonders if home designers have not expressed a degree of restraint, as his lack of body shape and style. Fortunately, the break is catching up with more dynamism.
Renault was modeled on the German competitors to design the interior. This Germanic atmosphere is found in the drawing of his dashboard to double hat, inspired by BMW. The ergonomics of the controls seem well thought out security and progress in all areas, particularly to reduce the risks during a side impact.
Engines complying with Euro 5 standards
Under the hood, Laguna offers a wide range of engines, all associated with a 6-speed transmission and respectful of the future Euro 5 standards.
Downsizing debuted in the Laguna with an unprecedented 1.5 dCi 110 hp, economy and low pollutant due to its small displacement.
Then there is the powerful 2.0 dCi, available in three power levels ranging from 130 to 175 hp. As for the petrol range, the 2.0 Turbo 170 hp will be supported by a new 2.0 145 hp of air, a collaboration with Nissan.
Finally, and this is rare enough to be mentioned, the new Laguna is lighter than its predecessor of ten pounds despite its increased size.
A clear and precise
With this new model, Ghosn is "the Top 3 best cars in the category in terms of quality." To improve the image of Renault's upscale Laguna will be highly reliable to forget as quickly as possible technical problems that affected its predecessor.
It will be presented at the Frankfurt show in September and sold the following month from approximately € 22,000 for the entry-level model.
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