• Oct 1, 2010
2011 Renault Latitude - Click above for high-res image gallery

Earlier this year, the 2011 Renault Latitude was unveiled at the Moscow International Auto Show. The European version has now made its debut in front of the crowd at the Paris Motor Show. The Latitude is considered a business-class saloon and Renault is positioning it to become the automaker's flagship vehicle.

The styling of the Renault Latitude somehow evokes images of the Chyrsler Sebring, new Volkswagen Jetta and any Lexus vehicle – yet it's done in a stylish manner. When it launches in Russia, the Latitude will be available with either a 139-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine paired with a CVT or a 2.5-liter V6 mated to a six-speed automatic that's good for 177 hp. The four-cylinder unit is rated at 34 miles per gallon while the V6 gets just under 30 mpg. As the car expands into other markets, it will feature an expanding lineup of engine and gearbox choices.

Inside, the Renault Latitude is all about comfort. The power-adjustable driver's seat features a massaging function with five pneumatic rollers and four different settings. In order to keep everyone else happy, the Latitude has a climate control system with triple-zone adjustability.

The 2011 Renault Latitude hit dealer showrooms in September 2010, in Morocco and Algeria. It then starts popping up in Russia and the Ukraine before being made available throughout Africa. The European model will follow after that.



Photos copyright ©2010 Drew Phillips / AOL


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Just looking at it makes you yawn...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Did the author really miss the fact that these headlights are completely indistinguishable from a Saab?
      • 4 Years Ago
      ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.......Renault, what happened to you? I remember the Avantine, the Megane II, the previous Laguna....
      • 4 Years Ago
      This car is very uncharacteristically French... WAY the hell too conservative.
      • 4 Years Ago
      "The styling of the Renault Latitude somehow evokes images of the Chyrsler Sebring, new Volkswagen Jetta and any Lexus vehicle – yet it's done in a stylish manner."

      Is that a diss to Lexus and the new Jetta? If so, thank you.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The fact that this is a rebadged Korean car (Samsung SM7) is blindingly obvious.
      • 4 Years Ago
      It's boring, conservative and clean, but that's exactly what the target market of this car wants.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Not that long ago, Renault was doing some interesting things with design.