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|Assembly||Rosslyn, South Africa (Nissan)
Karachi, Pakistan (Nissan)
Segambut, Malaysia (TCEC)
|Class||Large family car|
The Renault Laguna is a large family car produced by the French manufacturer Renault. The first Laguna was launched in 1993, the second generation was launched in 2000, and the third generation was made available for sale in October 2007.
The regular production Renault passenger models are unrelated to the concept car of the same name, the Laguna, a two-seat roadster shown by the automaker during the European 1990 auto show circuit. The name was also previously used from 1973 to 1976 by Chevrolet for a top-of-the-line Chevelle model, the Chevrolet Chevelle Laguna.
This change took effect in February 2012. The Laguna, Espace, Kangoo, Modus, and Wind lines are still available in the rest of Europe including Ireland.
Laguna I (1993–2000) 
|Body style||5-door liftback
1.6 I4 16v
1.8 I4 16v
1.9 I4 16v
2.0 I4 16v
3.0 V6 12v
2.2D I4 12v
|Length||4,508 mm (177.5 in)|
|Width||1,752 mm (69.0 in)|
|Height||1,433 mm (56.4 in)|
|Curb weight||1,230 kg (2,700 lb) (1.6 liftback)|
The first generation Renault Laguna was launched in December 1993 as replacement for the Renault 21, initially coming as a hatchback only. Late in 1995 it was introduced an estate version, known in some markets as the Laguna Sport Tourer, and replaced the 21-based Renault Savanna/Nevada.
The Laguna's equipment levels were gradually increased. All models later came with power steering, electric front windows, driver's airbag and remote central locking as standard. Most of the range had twin airbags, anti-lock braking system, air-conditioning, and CD player as either optional or standard equipment.
|Petrol (gasoline) engines|
|1997–2000||1598 cc||I4||16||110 PS (81 kW; 110 hp) at 5750 rpm||148 N·m (109 lb·ft) at 3750 rpm||11.5 s (MT)||121 mph (195 km/h) (MT)|
|1994–1996||1783 cc||8||95 PS (70 kW; 94 hp) at 5750 rpm||142 N·m (105 lb·ft) at 2750 rpm||13.9 s (MT)||112 mph (180 km/h) (MT)|
|1996–1999||95 PS (70 kW; 94 hp) at 5250 rpm||148 N·m (109 lb·ft) at 3000 rpm||14.2 s (MT)||112 mph (180 km/h) (MT)|
|1998–2000||16||120 PS (88 kW; 120 hp) at 5750 rpm||165 N·m (122 lb·ft) at 3750 rpm||10.7 s (MT)||126 mph (203 km/h) (MT)|
|1994–2000||1998 cc||8||116 PS (85 kW; 114 hp) at 5400 rpm||168 N·m (124 lb·ft) at 4250 rpm||10.6 s (MT)||124 mph (200 km/h) (MT)|
|1995–2000||1948 cc||16||140 PS (100 kW; 140 hp) at 6000 rpm||182 N·m (134 lb·ft) at 4500 rpm||9.8 s (MT)||127 mph (204 km/h) (MT)|
|1994–1997||2963 cc||V6||12||170 PS (130 kW; 170 hp) at 5500 rpm||235 N·m (173 lb·ft) at 4500 rpm||8.6 s (MT)||137 mph (220 km/h) (MT)|
|1997–2000||2946 cc||24||194 PS (143 kW; 191 hp) at 5750 rpm||267 N·m (197 lb·ft) at 4000 rpm||7.7 s (AT)||146 mph (235 km/h) (AT)|
|1997–2000||1870 cc||I4||8||99 PS (73 kW; 98 hp) at 4000 rpm||200 N·m (150 lb·ft) at 2000 rpm||12.5 s (MT)||115 mph (185 km/h) (MT)|
|1999–2000||107 PS (79 kW; 106 hp) at 4000 rpm||249 N·m (184 lb·ft) at 2000 rpm||11.8 s (MT)||118 mph (190 km/h) (MT)|
|1994–1998||2188 cc||12||84 PS (62 kW; 83 hp) at 4500 rpm||142 N·m (105 lb·ft) at 2250 rpm||15.5 s (MT)||109 mph (175 km/h) (MT)|
|1996–2000||116 PS (85 kW; 114 hp) at 4300 rpm||234 N·m (173 lb·ft) at 2000 rpm||11.8 s (MT)||121 mph (195 km/h) (MT)|
At the start of 1998 the Laguna received a moderate facelift, including a restyling of the hatchback of the Sport Tourer version, and a redesigned front. This included a different faceted design of the taillights, most noticeable are the circular fog-lights in the front.
More notably, the engines were updated and, in some markets, equipment levels enhanced again. Five new engines featured in the completed facelifted line-up:
- K4M 1.6 16v (107 hp)
- F4P 1.8 16v (120 hp)
- F3R 2.0 (114 hp)
- N7Q 2.0 S (140 hp)
- F4R 2.0 16v (139 hp)
- L7X 3.0 V6 24v (190 hp)
- F9Q turbo 1.9 dTi (turbo-charged direct injection) (98 hp)
- F9Q turbo 1.9 dCi (turbo-charged common rail direct injection) (107 hp)
- G8T turbo 2.2 dT (turbo-charged indirect injection) (113 hp)
2000 saw the final edition of this Laguna - the Laguna Concorde. It included semi-leather seats and vocal warnings like "Welcome. The vehicle computer... is now checking systems for you". The on-board computer would notify the driver of any doors not being closed, lights left on etc., weather (Please brake carefully the road is watery)or other faults in the electrical/mechanical circuits. The onboard voice synthesizer warnings system was also available on the earlier 1998 RXE and V6 models. This is the same basic unit as is used in the Safrane.
The Mk1 model has many bad reviews and reliability issues with everything from rear wheel bearing problems (a common Renault problem over several models) and heavy depreciation to problems with the bonnet latches (Renault use an unusual system that is difficult to set up properly). The reviews tend to be worse for the hatchback, with it suffering many more complaints and breakdowns than the estate variant, although no reasoning for this has been found.
The Laguna "Concorde" model was the last guise of the 'old' Laguna's to be marketed prior to the release of the Laguna II in 2000, the last of the Mk.1 Laguna's were registered in February 2000 and the Concorde range all feature a cream letter "C" on a dark green background, with the outline of a Concorde aircraft above the letter.
Laguna II (2000–2007) 
|Body style||5-door liftback
1.6 I4 16v
1.8 I4 16v
2.0 I4 16v
2.0 I4 16v IDE
2.0T I4 16v
3.0 V6 24v
1.9 dCi I4
2.0 dCi I4 16v
2.2 dCi I4 16v
|Length||4,576 mm (180.2 in)|
|Width||1,772 mm (69.8 in)|
|Height||1,429 mm (56.3 in)|
|Curb weight||1,570 kg (3,500 lb) (2.2 diesel)|
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At the end of 2000, after almost seven years of production, the original Laguna was replaced by an all-new model which shared its chassis with the Nissan Primera (which arrived a year later). The engines were upgraded and the equipment list made longer. Widely regarded as one of the safest vehicles on the road today, it was the first vehicle available in Europe to achieve 5 stars in the EuroNCAP crash test results, a feat which was soon followed by all other models in Renault UK's current model line-up.
The Laguna featured a 'keyless' ignition system which, instead of a key, used a credit card style device to unlock the car and start the engine. The styling of the second generation Laguna was heavily influenced by the Initiale concept car. This was 2002 Semperit Irish Car of the Year in Ireland.
The Laguna estate was only available with five seats, unlike the previous model which has seven seats as an option on some versions. It was badged Sport Tourer or Grandtour depending on the country, and was marketed as a lifestyle vehicle rather than a load carrier.
The Laguna II had relaunch in March 2005, according to Renault with improved security, driving performance and comfort.
It also had a moderate redesign of the air intake at the front of the car, now matching the design of the Megane. An electronic handbrake was also introduced, this was previously seen on the Scenic and Espace. The engines were much the same as before, with the 1.6 and 1.8 petrol units being offered in some markets, while other countries get a 2.0 petrol unit (turbo or non-turbo) and two diesels (1.9 or 2.2 direct-injection).
After facelift Laguna comes with the third and whole new diesel engine 2.0 dCi with 150 hp (112 kW) and 175 hp (130 kW), this one the most powerful 2 litre diesel engine in the world as of May 2007.
0–100 km/h /s
|Petrol (gasoline) engines|
|2001–2005||1598 cc||I4||16||110 bhp (82 kW; 112 PS)||11.5||195 km/h (121 mph)|
|2005–2007||1598 cc||I4||16||115 bhp (86 kW; 117 PS)||11.5||197 km/h (122 mph)|
|2001–2005||1783 cc||I4||16||118 bhp (88 kW; 120 PS)||10.8||201 km/h (125 mph)|
|2002–2005||1998 cc||I4||16||135 bhp (101 kW; 137 PS)||9.9||205 km/h (127 mph)|
|2005–2007||1998 cc||I4||16||135 bhp (101 kW; 137 PS)||9.8||207 km/h (129 mph)|
|2001–2003||1998 cc||IDE I4||16||140 bhp (104 kW; 142 PS)||9.8||210 km/h (130 mph)|
|2003–2005||1998||T I4||16||163 bhp (122 kW; 165 PS)||8.5||218 km/h (135 mph)|
|2005–2007||1998 cc||T I4||16||170 bhp (127 kW; 172 PS)||8.4||223 km/h (139 mph)|
|2005–2007||1998 cc||T I4||16||205 bhp (153 kW; 208 PS)||7.2||235 km/h (146 mph)|
|2001–2005||2946 cc||V6||24||210 bhp (157 kW; 213 PS)||8.1||235 km/h (146 mph)|
|2005–2007||2946 cc||V6||24||210 bhp (157 kW; 213 PS)||8.0||235 km/h (146 mph)|
|Diesel engines (dCi)|
|2004–2005||1870 cc||I4||8||92 bhp (69 kW; 93 PS)||14.2||183 km/h (114 mph)|
|2005–2006||1870 cc||I4||8||92 bhp (69 kW; 93 PS)||13.6||182 km/h (113 mph)|
|2001–2005||1870 cc||I4||8||101 bhp (75 kW; 102 PS)||13.0||185 km/h (115 mph)|
|2005–2005||1870 cc||I4||8||110 bhp (82 kW; 112 PS)||12.3||194 km/h (121 mph)|
|2005–2007||1870 cc||I4||8||110 bhp (82 kW; 112 PS)||12.1||194 km/h (121 mph)|
|2001–2005||1870 cc||I4||8||120 bhp (89 kW; 122 PS)||10.7||200 km/h (124 mph)|
|2005–2007||1870 cc||I4||8||120 bhp (89 kW; 122 PS)||10.7||202 km/h (126 mph)|
|2005–2007||1870 cc||I4||8||130 bhp (97 kW; 132 PS)||10.2||204 km/h (127 mph)|
|2005–2007||1995 cc||I4||16||150 bhp (112 kW; 152 PS)||8.9||215 km/h (134 mph)|
|2005–2007||1995 cc||I4||16||175 bhp (130 kW; 177 PS)||8.4||225 km/h (140 mph)|
|2002–2005||2188 cc||I4||16||150 bhp (112 kW; 152 PS)||9.8||215 km/h (134 mph)|
Laguna III (2007–present) 
|Assembly||Rosslyn, South Africa (Nissan; Coupé only)
Karachi, Pakistan (Nissan, Sedan only)
Segambut, Malaysia (TCEC; Coupé only)
|Body style||5-door liftback
|Platform||Renault/Nissan D platform|
1.6 I4 16v
2.0 I4 16v
2.0T I4 16v
3.5 V6 24v
1.5 dCi I4 8v
2.0 dCi I4 16v
3.0 dCi V6 24v
|Wheelbase||2,756 mm (108.5 in)|
|Length||4,695 mm (184.8 in)|
|Width||1,811 mm (71.3 in)|
|Height||1,445 mm (56.9 in)|
|Curb weight||1,560 kg (3,400 lb) (diesel)|
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The Renault Laguna III was officially announced in a press release on June 4, 2007. The car was unveiled to the public at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, and it went on sale in October 2007. The car comes as a 5-door liftback, as a 5-door estate and a 3-door coupe now. This third generation is based on the platform D, shared with the Nissan Altima and the Nissan Murano.
The Laguna III is the first car to have gone through Aubevoye Technical Centre's Electro-Magnetic Compatibility unit in the course of its development.
It was first presented as a concept car at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show, which followed some styling cues of the previous Renault Fluence concept car. The production version was revealed at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival, coinciding with the Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix to take the wraps off. The brand new V6 dCi engine delivers 235 hp (173 kW), while the new 3.5-litre petrol powered V6 offers 240 hp (175 kW). The Laguna Coupé later appeared before the general public at the Paris Motor Show in October 2008.
In January 2008, spy images of a possible Laguna Sedan appeared on the internet.
A facelifted version of the Laguna III, called the Phase 2, débuted at the 2010 Paris Motor Show, and sales began in November 2010.
It has an aggressive front end compared to the older model. The range has been redesigned around six trim levels: Expression, Black Edition, Eco Business, Bose, GT 4Control and Initiale. Engine side, the only change is the engine 1.5 dCi 110 hp, with CO2 emissions decreased from 130 to 120g/km.
- 1.6 L (1598 cc) 16-valve I4; 110 bhp (79 kW); top speed: 192 km/h (119 mph); 0–100 km/h; 11.7 s; 2007–
- 2.0 L (1997 cc) 16-valve I4; 140 bhp (103 kW); top speed: 210 km/h (130 mph); 0–100 km/h; 9.1 s; 2007–
- 2.0 L (1998 cc) 16-valve Turbo I4; 170 bhp (125 kW); top speed: 220 km/h (137 mph); 0–100 km/h; 9.2 s; 2007–
- 2.0 L (1998 cc) 16-valve Turbo I4; 205 bhp (150 kW); top speed: 232 km/h (144 mph); 0–100 km/h; 7.8 s; 2008–
- 1.5 L (1461 cc) 8-valve dCi I4; 110 bhp (81 kW); top speed: 192 km/h (119 mph); 0–100 km/h; 12.1 s; 2007–
- 2.0 L (1995 cc) 16-valve dCi I4; 130 bhp (96 kW); top speed: 204 km/h (127 mph); 0–100 km/h; 10.6 s; 2007–
- 2.0 L (1995 cc) 16-valve dCi I4; 150 bhp (110 kW); top speed: 210 km/h (130 mph); 0–100 km/h; 9.5 s; 2007–
- 2.0 L (1995 cc) 16-valve dCi I4; 175 bhp (127 kW); top speed: 220 km/h (137 mph); 0–100 km/h; 8.7 ; 2007–
- 2.0 L (1995 cc) 16-valve dCi I4; 180 bhp (131 kW); top speed: 222 km/h (138 mph); 0–100 km/h; 8.5 s; 2008–
- 3.0 L (2993 cc) 24-valve dCi V6; 235 bhp (172 kW); top speed: 242 km/h (150 mph); 0–100 km/h; 7.3 s; 2008–
- 3.5 L (3498 cc) 24-valve V6; 238 bhp (175 kW); 244 km/h (152 mph); 0–100 km/h; 7.4 s; 2008–
- 4WS (Four Wheel Steering) Called Active Drive introduced by Renault for 2008 uses a rear steering actuator similar to the HICAS system used in several Nissan and Infiniti models, which allows better cornering dynamics, high speed stability and decreased turning radius.
- 1994, January – Laguna hatchback launched, with 1.8 8V, 2.0 8V and PRV V6 engine options.
- 1994, October – Normally aspirated 2.2 litre diesel engine added to range.
- 1995 – Sport Tourer launched, and 2.0 litre 16V Volvo engine added to range.
- 1996 – 2.2 litre turbodiesel engine added to range.
- 1997 – V6 engine replaced with new model.
- 1998 – Laguna is revamped, with some small exterior changes (including new front and rear lights) as well as new 1.6 16V and 1.8 16V petrol and 1.9 dTi turbodiesel engines. These units replace the existing 1.8 8V, 2.0 8V and 2.2 normally aspirated diesel engines (the 1.8 8V remains in use for the autogas LPG model, however). The automatic transmission is replaced by the all new "Proactive" transmission, developed and built in collaboration with PSA Peugeot Citroën.
- 1999 – 2.0 litre 16V Volvo engine replaced with new 2.0 litre 16V unit, and new 1.9 dCi were introduced.
- 2001 – The Laguna is replaced with the all-new Laguna II. Engine range entirely upgraded.
- 2005 – Laguna II revamped. Minor cosmetic changes in and out, engines vary according to country, with 1.6 or 1.8 petrol units offered along with a 2.0 petrol unit (turbo or non-turbo) and two diesels (1.9 or 2.2 direct-injection). New Renault-Nissan 2.0 dCi engine replaced the 2.2 dCi from late 2005, providing 150 bhp (112 kW; 152 PS) or 175 bhp (130 kW; 177 PS) . 120 bhp (89 kW; 122 PS) Euro III 1.9 dCi phased out in favour of 130 bhp (97 kW; 132 PS) Euro IV 1.9 dCi FAP. The 2.2dCi is retained in FAP form for automatic transmission models only as a 140 bhp (104 kW; 142 PS) engine. In both cases, Euro IV compliance is achieved using a Diesel particulate filter.
- 2007, June – The Laguna III is officially announced, and scheduled for sale in October as 5-door hatchback and 5-door sport tourer.
- 2008 – A Coupe added to the current Laguna III range. Adding two new V6 engines which could also possibly be introduced into the rest of the range.
- 2010 – Laguna III revamped with change introduced at the 2010 Paris Motor Show, with sales to begin in November. The redesigned nose features a much narrower grille, outlined in chrome, that shares its look with the current Mégane GT. Chrome inserts also feature on the swept new fog-light clusters, and the headlights have been topped off with a wide reflective ‘eyebrow’ to give the saloon a more imposing front end.
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