Renault chose the Johannesburg International Motor Show to showcase its Laguna Coupe concept car.
Seen for the first time in Geneva this year, this classically proportioned, deeply seductive shape has already been confirmed as a production reality, although certain elements will of course be altered from this Concept car.
It’s presence does however represent a promise that this stunning shape will come to SA shores shortly after launching internationally in 2009.
Although Renault SA did not go into the technical specifications of the finalised production car, international markets have had a high-tech six-cylinder turbodiesel unit incorporating the latest diesel technology to produce a whopping 450Nm of torque, and a similarly-impressive power output knocking on the door of 200kW.
This strong urge will be channelled to the front wheels via an intelligent 6-speed automatic transmission, while the Coupe’s level of dynamic ability is taken to another plane with an advanced four-wheel-steering Active Drive chassis.
A petrol V6 is also available.
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