The Renault Laguna has been in the market since 1993, with the third-generation model of the vehicle released in 2007. It was later on restyled in 2010 to give the Laguna a stronger and more dynamic front end. And depending pm the version you get, you can take advantage of the 4Control chassis alongside more environment-friendly engines. Being more efficient than before, the Renault Laguna’s engines allow you not to just do your bit for Mother Nature but to save on costs as well since you make the most out of your fuel tank. As a mark of quality, the Laguna is built in an ISO 14001-certified plant in France.
With the older Lagunas plagued by a number of minor but irritating faults, the third-generation model has come a long way to address these and turn out to be a more dependable vehicle. Renault really does believe that it was able to address concerns that hounded the previous Laguna models and so is confident enough to offer a three-year warranty for the third-generation model covering 100,000 miles instead of the standard 60,000.
In terms of styling, the new Renault Laguna boasts of an all-new design, most especially a finely made interior featuring sports-style mixed upholstery, chrome-finished air vents, and color schemes to choose from. The dashboard also feels good and the infotainment screen is fitted in so elegantly and accented by aluminum to make it feel more modern. And all that while weighing lighter by 15kg from the previous model and yet being stronger, bigger, and better equipped.
Under the hood, two engine options are available: the 2.0 Energy dCi 130 and the 2.0 Energy dCi 150. Both of these engines are more fuel-efficient than previous engines on the Renault Laguna and have a Stop & Start feature working alongside a function that recovers energy as you brake.
The Renault Laguna is for you if you’re looking for a spacious, well-equipped, and safe vehicle for the family. An attractive cabin, economical engine, and quiet high-speed cruising are bonuses.
While the third-generation Laguna is leaps and bounds ahead of the previous models, it’s still based off the same platform as the others so it’s a bit hard to look the other way and think that it’s not going to be like its older siblings.
There’s a bit of a noise when starting the engine and you can definitely feel the Renault Laguna burning oil which makes the petrol 2.0 dCi feel like a diesel engine. And despite creating good space inside the Laguna is shallow and comes with door bins so small you can’t even place your mobile phone in one.
The Renault Laguna is definitely a capable car but handling is a bit disappointing. You won’t have any problems with stability and roadholding and rolls are decently controlled but steering is quite mute and doesn’t offer crisp precision.
This is not for you if you’re looking for a handsome ride. The Renault Laguna may have come so far but its exteriors are disappointing, less of standout compared to what previous models had to show.
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