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Following on from spyshots of the next-generation Renault Megane, our European carparazzi have managed to place their lenses on an all-new Renault Laguna, captured here undergoing a fair bit of testing. From the looks of it, the new sedan is expected to arrive sporting a sharper face with slimmer head lamps.

In staying true to Renault’s latest design language, initiated by design director Laurens van den Acker, the new Laguna will feature an elongated version of the trademark grille that appears to blend nicely into the assembly of the updated head lamps.

Thanks to the new CMF (Common Module Family) platform, it would seem that the new Renault Laguna will have a longer wheelbase than the outgoing model – possibly hinting at class-leading cabin space. Added to that, the relatively long front and rear overhangs could make it one of the longest sedans overall in its class.

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At the rear, a bump visible beneath the camouflage hints at a subtle lip spoiler. The tail lamps appears to mirror the ones in front with a slim, wraparound-like motif. The sloping rear window also indicates that the new Laguna sedan will have a very coupe-like appearance à la Volkswagen CC.

As for hardware choices under the bonnet, expect the new Renault Laguna to share engine and gearbox options with the latest Renault Espace since both models ride on the same CMF platform. That should include the Energy dCi diesel and Energy TCe petrol mills.

Closer to home, the Renault Laguna Coupe was the only model from that nameplate to be sold. Locally, the Malaysian-assembled C-segment Renault Fluence is the only sedan from Renault, priced from RM115,000. Find out how the Honda Civic-rivalling Frenchie compares here.

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