Monday 2 April 2012
The Renault Laguna III was officially announced in a press release on June 4, 2007. The car was unveiled to the public at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, and it went on sale in October 2007. The car comes as a 5-door liftback, as a 5-door estate and a 3-door coupe now. This third generation is based on the platform D, shared with the Nissan Altima and the Nissan Murano.
The Laguna III is the first car to have gone through Aubevoye Technical Centre's Electro-Magnetic Compatibility unit in the course of its development. For this third generation, a coupé version was also developed, to compete with the likes of the Peugeot 407 Coupé and the Volkswagen Passat CC. It was first presented as a concept car at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show, which followed some styling cues of the previous Renault Fluence concept car. The production version was revealed at the 2008Cannes Film Festival, coinciding with the Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix to take the wraps off. The brand new V6 dCi engine delivers 235 hp (173 kW), while the new 3.5-litre petrol powered V6 offers 240 hp (175 kW). The Laguna Coupé later appeared before the general public at the Paris Motor Show in October 2008.
A facelifted version of the Laguna III, called the Phase 2, débuted at the 2010 Paris Motor Show, and sales began in November 2010. It has an aggressive front end compared to the older model. The range has been redesigned around six trim levels: Expression, Black Edition, Eco Business, Bose, GT 4Control and Initiale. Engine side, the only change is the engine 1.5 dCi 110 hp, with CO2 emissions decreased from 130 to 120g/km.
Engine: 4 cylinders
Capacity: 1995 cc
Power: 150 HP
Top Speed: 210 km/h