Renault Latitude Unveiled in Moscow
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In the Moscow International Motor Show that recently began, Renault announced its new addition, the 2011 Renault Latitude, to the auto industry. This new elegant car combines balanced proportions, with classic design, generous exterior dimensions, roominess and a large boot.
Latitude will hit Russian roads with a choice of two engines. The first choice is the 2.5 litre V6 engine that generates 177 hp at 6000 rpm. This engine combined with a six-speed automatic transmission, delivers a torque of 233 Nm at 4400 rpm and can accelerate quickly and easily reaching a top speed of 131 mph. The combined fuel consumption is 29.1 mpg.
The second choice is the M4R engine with a 2.0 liter capacity that generates 139 hp at 6000 rpm. Along with the excellent continuous variable transmission or CVT, this engine delivers a maximum torque of 191 Nm at 4400 rpm. The combined fuel consumption is 34.0 mpg.
The company has added several innovative comfort technologies to the Latitude. The driver’s seat with a massaging function and a triple-zone automatic climate control system adds more comfort to your journeys. The security of the car is ensured with a hands free electronic key card that controls the central locking and ignition.
Latitude is embedded with the most up-to-date active and passive safety features which are developed using Renault’s unique experience in this area including the anti-lock and EBA (Emergency Brake Assist) along with with ESC (Electronic Stability Control). The eight airbags with a two-tier system of lateral sensors, seat belt retractors with integrated load limiters, a cruise control system and directional bi-xenon headlights adds more to the car.
This new car will hit the Russian roads in the autumn. After the Russian launch, the company plans to released Latitude in a further 50 countries around the world. The European version will be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show and will feature a specific engine line-up, fascia and exterior detail, the company added.