Believe it or not, this is the updated Renault Laguna for 2013 which will begin sales on the Continent later in the month. Christened the Renault Laguna Collection, the sedan and estate get a slightly revised face, with LED DRLs replacing the former fog lamps. The coupe retains its looks, having gotten DRLs last year.
Specifiable are new-look 16-inch aluminium wheels, with the Bose trim level getting new upholstery, exclusive 17-inch wheels and a gloss black radio fascia. Also on the kit list is an R-Link infotainment system (incorporating navigation, Bluetooth and audio streaming) with a seven-inch touchscreen.
The engine menu includes 1.5 dCi 11o, Energy 2.0 dCis in 130, 150 and 175 guises, V6 dCi as well as TCe 180 and 2.0 16V petrol powerplants, while gearbox choices consist of a six-speed manual, six-speed auto and Renault’s twin-clutch EDC.
The 2013 Renault Laguna also comes with four-wheel steering in the form of 4Control chassis, available on variants equipped with TCe 180 petrol, V6 dCi and any of the three Energy engines. A 4Control Monitor application, providing a real-time visual overview of the system’s contribution to the car’s performance, will become available at a later date.