New Renault coupe to receive a Renaultsport version

Article by Christian A., on September 29, 2011

Renault is working hard on a new coupe just as the automaker is preparing to end the Laguna’s run. Renault’s model, which it had hoped to put up against the Ford Mondeo, has not been very successful and so it is considering changing its strategy in this segment. Now, Renault wants to take a new approach and create a global large car based on the modular platform that it shares with Nissan, its alliance partner.

A standalone coupe will also be built on this platform however, this won’t be a direct replacement for the existing Laguna Coupé. What’s sure though is a Renaultsport version.

According to Vice President of Product Planning Beatrice Foucher, its lineup will have at least one coupe, an “emotional car” that she believes is necessary to “support our brand identity”, says AutoExpress.

This model is expected to be smaller than the current Laguna Coupé. From the beginning, Renault sport had been involved in this model but it’s not likely to be as invested in its development as it had with the Wind.

It’s rumored that this model will get the Alpine badge, which Renault wants to use on its chic performance models.

But then, this is unlikely. On the other hand, the Laguna replacement will be developed and designed in Europe but will be available in other countries such as Russia, Brazil and Korea.

Its styling will be edgier and it will have a new name. At this juncture, Renault is reconsidering its presence in the larger car market. Global marketing chief Steve Norman admitted that its offer has to be restated. What this means is that the company is preparing its largest EV yet.

Topics: renault, coupe

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

Alpine is said to be developing an SUV which is believed to be the Porsche Macan’s closest rival. According to AutoExpress, the newly revived performance brand has been looking to...
by - July 20, 2017
Two years ago, there was a patent filed by Honda Motors under the name “baby NSX”. It then had a angular sports car design that is clearly mid-engine, and had...
by - July 20, 2017
The long awaited 2018 Buick Regal GS has finally been revealed by the company, following several leaked photos and information in the past few months. The thing is, if you’ve...
by - July 20, 2017
Earlier this month, we learned that France has made moves to ban diesel and gasoline fueled cars by stopping them from entering the city. More than that, they plan to...
by - July 19, 2017
The new 2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII is on the way, but still, all we had been seeing are camouflaged prototypes of the eight generation of this iconic nameplate. Fortunately though,...
by - July 19, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries