Monday, January 18, 2010
Renault Laguna Coupe & Megane 5d Scooped in Australia
A local pharmacist Australia called Mark Hope from the village of Yungaburra, in Queensland, managed to scoop these pictures when a pair of disguised Renault prototype models stopped by for a coffee break. Turns out that the camouflaged prototypes were indeed the upcoming 2009 Renault Megane 5door hatchback and the 2009 Renault Laguna Coupe, both of which are expected at this year’s Paris Motor Show in September.
The Renault Laguna Coupe was previewed as a concept at the 2007 Frankfurt Show and from what we can tell from the pictures, the production version’s styling seems toned down a bit, but in general, the coupe looks like it retains the concept’s silhouette. The Laguna Coupe will most probably be offered with 2.0-liter turbocharged petrol and diesel engines generating between 140 and 201 Hp along with a top-notch 3.5-liter V6 unit. -Continued
Continuing with the Megane, Renault had given us a sneak peak of the 3door / Coupe variant at the Geneva Show in March (see here). Snapped here in 5door form, the new Megane lets go of the current version’s weirdly styled arse for a more subtle design. However -no thanks to the heavy camouflage, that’s about all we can comment on Renault’s VW Golf adversary.
Pics via: Carpoint