Frankfurt Preview: Renault Laguna Coupe Concept
This is the Renault Laguna Coupe Concept we're expecting to be unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show next Tuesday. It's based on the new Laguna platform that's already spawned a Laguna sedan. We'll see the production version of the sedan in person for the first time in Frankfurt, and the Coupe Concept, which is also likely headed for production, will be right beside it.
There's no press release yet, so we can't tell you details like power and fuel economy numbers, but we can comment on the car's design. The Laguna Coupe Concept sports extremely clean sheetmetal with character lines that flow uninterrupted around the whole vehicle. The surface detail is subtle but there, hidden by the color of the car until revealed by a contrast of light and shadow. No doubt a simple design, the Laguna Coupe Concept is still refreshing in its minimalism. One could argue, however, that it's also derivative. We're not up on our Euro coupes well enough to compare, but we see a little Chrysler Sebring in the concept's face. The rear of the car, as well, evokes Aston Martin design elements.
The concept's interior, meanwhile, is not ready for production prime time, sporting a swoopy dash and concept controls that will likely not appear on the production vehicle.
We'll bring you more info on the Renault Laguna Coupe Concept next Tuesday from Frankfurt, as well as live shots of the car when it debuts.
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