The Renault Latitude was recently unveiled to the public at the Moscow International Motor Show and is essentially the 2010 Samsung SM5 sedan, with a new grille. The is a D-segment category car. We’ve now got more photos of the car including that of the interior – the initial press reveal in June did not include these.
Based on the Laguna III chassis, it measures in at 4,890mm long, 1,830 mm wide and 1,490 mm tall. Compared to the Laguna it’s 195mm longer, 19mm wider and 45mm taller. Storage space in the boot comes out at 477 litres, while there is an interesting 9.6 litre glove compartment that is illuminated and cooled.
Apart from that, there are many other interior comforts that hint towards a more premium segment such as the massaging function for the driver’s seat, triple-zone automatic climate control system, air quality control management system, hands free electronic key card, directional bi-xenon headlights, audio systems by Bose and Arkamys.
Meant for the Russian market, there will be two power plants available for the country. This will be the 2.5 litre V6 that generates 177hp and 233Nm of torque. Mated to a six speed (AJ0) automatic transmission, it will have a top speed of 209km/h.
Next on the list is the M4R 2.0 litre engine, which produces 139hp and 191Nm of torque, coupled with a continuous variable transmission (CVT). We’re already quite familiar with this engine as its found in the Sylphy and the recently launched X-Trail, and likely the upcoming Teana as well. Different countries will also have a choice of Renault diesel engines such as the 150hp and 175 hp, 2.0 dCi (M9R), along with the 240 hp V6 dCi (V9X).
The new model will be manufactured in South Korea in the Busan Renault-Samsung Motors plant. It will go on sale at the end of September in countries like Morocco, Algeria, Russia Ukraine and Africa. A European version will be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show, available with changes to the engine line up, fascia and exterior detail.
Picture gallery available after the jump.
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