Renault is introducing a Coupé version of its Laguna saloon for the first time – and it’s quite a looker.
Called the Laguna Coupé, this svelte four-seater is competitively priced from £20,995. Especially so once you consider the impressive amount of standard equipment.
It comes in two versions, regular Coupé, and Coupé GT. Every one gets 18-inch alloys, Bluetooth, eight-speaker stereo, dual-zone climate control (for driver and passenger), electric heated door mirrors, rear parking sensors, auto lights and wipers, xenon headlights, and eight airbags. Phew.
‘4 Control’ steering
The Laguna Coupé GT adds cruise control, speed limiter, automatic parking brake, electric folding mirrors, leather, keyless go (no need to put the key in the ignition), and – most significantly – Renault’s new ‘4Control’ chassis system.
This last adds an automatic rear-wheel steer capability, which sounds complicated but basically makes the Laguna Coupé’s handling sharper while also improving safety.
There will be four engines to choose from at launch in the UK: a 2.0-litre turbo petrol, a 3.5-litre petrol V6, and two variants of 2.0-litre diesel.
Coupé’s V6 diesel
However, following later next year is an all-new 3.0-litre V6 diesel – which accelerates faster than the petrol V6, yet uses far less fuel and has much lower CO2 emissions. This will become the range-topping engine, priced from £27,995.
A selection of options includes 10-speaker Bose stereo upgrade, heated seats, tyre-pressure monitor, and a choice of two sat nav systems. Six speed automatic gearboxes are standard on both V6s.
The new Laguna Coupé is available to order from the middle of November, and arrives in dealerships on 2 January.
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