Renault has made a habit over the last ten years of producing stylish transport for the masses and they appear to be keeping to that theme with the new Laguna GT. Renault class the Laguna GT as a sports tourer which should give an indication of the way the vehicle will drive. Two engine options exist for the GT customer and they are both exclusive to the GT range. A 205hp 2.0L turbo petrol engine and a 180hp 2.0L dCi Diesel should provide effortless trans-continental ability.
More interestingly, the Renault Laguna GT’s will come equipped with a sophisticated four wheel steering set up which Renault refer to as its Active Drive chassis. According to the press release some of the benefits are “enhanced manoeuvrability, rigorous dynamic response and unmatched steering precision”. It all sounds very impressive in what is essentially a sporty version of a family vehicle.
The exterior styling is improved over the standard Laguna models with the fitment of special 18 – inch Celsium alloy wheels which hide large 320mm front brake discs. 300mm discs slow down the rear wheels.
The interior boasts dark charcoal leather upholstery and aluminium pedals and gear knob. The Renault Laguna GT will be officially launched at the 2008 Geneva motorshow.