Renault Enhances Laguna Range - Comprehensive Range of Options | Part Two

Laguna Extreme also offers a comprehensive range of option packs and individual options. Four low cost option packs – Comfort, Relax 1, Technology and Safety - are available in addition to a whole gamut of individual options.

Comfort Pack offers Climate Control and Electric tilt/slide sunroof together for a total retail price of £650, offering a saving of £145 over the cost of these two options if they were bought individually.

Relax 1 Pack combines Cruise Control with speed limiter and Automatic rain sensitive wipers for a total retail price of £400. Bought individually these two options would cost £500, so the customer saves £100 by buying the option pack.

For the boys (or girls) who like their toys, the Technology Pack features a dash-mounted six CD multi-changer and a monochrome 'turn by turn' satellite navigation system for £1,250, a saving of £250 over the individual options.

Building on an already excellent safety package – Laguna was the first five-star EuroNCAP car, after all – the Safety Pack costing £350 offers rear lateral airbags and tyre pressure monitors saving the customer £150 off the cost of these individual options.

On-the-road prices for the Laguna Extreme range are:

  Hatchback Sport Tourer
122bhp 1.8 16V £15,575 £16,575
165bhp 2.0T 16V £17,075 £18,075
165bhp 2.0T 16V Auto £18,075 £19,075
120bhp 1.9dCi £16,575 £17,575
150bhp 2.2dCi £17,975 £18,975

One customer finance offer for the Laguna Extreme is a 0% interest offer payable over 36 months with a 40% deposit.

2.0 Turbo gets Proactive

The Extreme model is not the only Laguna to benefit from the addition of the five-speed Proactive automatic transmission with manual sequential override. Every Laguna except Authentique features this new engine/transmission combination which helps deliver the best permutation of power and performance with torque and fuel economy to user-chooser fleet customers whose preference is for powerful self-shifters, yet don't want to suffer the taxation penalties of driving a bigger engined automatic such as a 3.0 V6 model.

The 2.0T engine delivers a power output of 165bhp at 5,000rpm and benefits from maximum torque of 270Nm from 3,250rpm (an 8% increase compared with the 250Nm available on Vel Satis).

With an optimised torque curve and power, Laguna 2.0T 16V provides remarkable driving pleasure at low engine speeds. The twin-scroll turbocharger improves efficiency by limiting the re-aspiration of burned exhaust gas. On the acoustic front, a twin-mass damper reduces noise from the rotating assembly. The modified valve timing plus a special tensioner for the camshaft drive toothed belt minimise noise.

continues... | Part Three
Published 22 October 2003 Melanie Carter

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