Over the last few years, Renault have jogged the peculiarity of vehicular designs, thereby raising an eye-brow or two when released. Especially with the release of the rather ‘bizarrish’ Vel Satis, which will soon be replaced by a more conventionally designed 4-door sedan, the Latitude.
Take the Laguna’s platform, stretch it out and you have yourself the Latitude’s chassis. It also shares the same powerplant options, which includes the likes of the V6’s 3.0L diesel.
Much of the car is common with the Renault-Samsung SM5 sedan that went on sale in South Korea recently. The new sedan stretches an additional 1.2″ bumper-bumper than the Vel Satis, whilst sitting 4″ lower.
The Latitude will be unveiled at the Moscow Motor Show and again at the Paris Motorshow in September, before it goes on sale in North Africa, Asia, Australia and Eastern Europe. Western Europeans will need to wait until early next year to get their hands on the Latitude.