An economical yet torquey diesel engine coupled to a six speed automatic transmission is the cornerstone of the Renault Laguna Wagon which is being launched in New Zealand.
It is the only model of the mid-sized French car available at launch, boasting a comprehensive specification, with one of the highest five star European NCAP crash testing safety ratings, four star child occupant protection and a combined cycle fuel consumption of just 7.1 litres/100 kms.
The Laguna Wagon 2.0 dCi Auto will provide an alternative for executive car buyers who don’t want a Japanese brand and who cannot justify the extra expense of a German marque. The motor’s maximum torque of 340 Nm arrives at just 2000 rpm, making it ideal for over taking on the open road and pulling strongly up hills, or idling around town in stop — start city traffic. A particulate filter is standard. Servicing is only required annually or every 20,000km.
The motor has CO2 emission of only 188 grams per kilometre. It is priced at $54,990.