2011 Renault Latitude was introduced today at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. Those who want to order the new car can choose from two petrol and two diesel units.
The petrol engines are a 2.5-liter V6 partnered to a six-speed automatic gearbox, with an output of 177 hp and 233 Nm of torque; and a 2.0-liter unit that features a CVT and develops 139hp and 191 Nm of torque.
The 2.5-liter V6 engine has a fuel consumption rating of 9.7l/100km (24.2mpg) while the 2.0-liter unit offers 8.3l/100km (28.3mpg).
On the other hand, the diesel engines for the Renault Latitude include a 2.0-liter dCi delivering175 hp and a 3.5-liter dCi V6 giving 240 hp. The Latitude’s interior features a triple-zone automatic climate control system, a dual-mode air ionizer, and high-end on-board technical equipment.
Buyers can opt for a dark gray interior with dark leather or a dark beige interior with beige leather. Car production will begin from 2010-2011.
This car will start arriving in September 2010 in Morocco and Algeria. It will then proceed to Russia, Ukraine and Africa. Pricing details are expected to be announced on a date that’s nearer to the market launch.
The 2010 Paris Motor Show displayed the newest member of the Renault family – the Renault Latitude. It’s a large and domineering saloon: 4,897mm long, a width of 1,832mm and a height of 1,483mm.
The wheelbase is 2,762 mm and its front and rear overhangs measure 1,035mm and 1,100mm, respectively. The vehicle is distinctive in its appearance. The Bi-Xenon corning headlights sweep either side of the chrome grille giving the car a distinctive feel. The range of the lights extends to the rear due to the light waistline that curves around the car body and across the boot, giving outstanding visibility.
The bonnet is extended and the wheel arches are sculpted, giving it a very bold style. There are subtle touches that impress such as the rear lighting which uses LED alongside normal lighting technology to give it an attractive glow. The interior is spacious and the panoramic electric glass sunroof provides a feeling of light and freedom. The windscreen sweeps across the front, to the sun roof and down to the rear window with a gloss black finish that lends a ‘Mafia like’ feel.
Polished chrome arch frames the side windows, all giving the impression of power and control. As you enter the vehicle, the instrument panel’s centrally located Thin Film Transistor (Thin Film Transistor) colour screen gently lights up to assist the driver. As the engine is turned on, the instruments are lit up with LED lights readying the vehicle to a sense of alertness.
The interior is finished to a high quality. There are a number of options to select. Choose slush moulded parts with contrasting chrome finishes on the gear level knob and door handles and leather upholstery in light or dark shade. Customers can also select the type of trim they want from a gentle light hued interior or a striking darker trim.