Was about time for Renault to do something to expand their product line-up and change the image of the company. The Laguna unveiled few weeks ago was the first step did in this direction. But, not the last one. The company will also add a coupe version of the model in the second half of 2008.

The Laguna Coupe will take its design cues from the 2004 Fluence concept and how a Renault source says will be “less conservative” than the latest addition. The coupé will be 4.7m long and will be capable of accommodating four adults in comfort. It will also have the same interior fittings, which is no bad thing, as the new dashboard and associated switchgear are notable for their design quality.

Under the hood of the 2004 Concept there was a 3.5-litre V6 from Nissan’s 350Z and as Autocar reports, the new Laguna Coupe will use a derived version of the V6 engine. There will also be a turbocharged 170bhp four-cylinder petrol engine and a powerful four-cylinder turbodiesel. Both six-speed manual and six-speed automatic transmissions will be offered.

Source: AutoCar

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  (372) posted on 06.18.2007

Lovely vehicle. But I’m not so sure that Renault should waste time putting an engine in this car that when turbocharged only puts out 170hp. At least offer 200hp. That’s the benchmark right now for a car of this calibre.

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