The All-New 2010 Renault Samsung SM5 Official Photos
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The Renault Samsung motor company, the fourth biggest automobile manufacturer in South Korea, has released the very first official images of the third generation SM5 sedan before its official South Korean debut. Although sales will commence only in the first quarter of 2010 through around 192 dealerships, the company is all set on getting ahead of the pack by generating some early interest.
The all-new SM5 has a more sophisticated exterior design and stylish interior lay-out than its predecessors. SM5 was built on the current generation Renault Laguna’s platform. The 2010 SM5 also features Nissan’s powertrain technology, including a six speed automatic transmission and 2.0 litre petrol engine. The model also comes with a 2.0L turbo diesel option that will give you better mileage than the gasoline version. The all-new SM5 features the best in class comfort, safety equipment and also boasts of an elegant and refined styling.
Reports say that the engineers at the company’s Korean R&D headquarters, where the SM5 was developed, took about 36 months of development time to build the model from scratch. The development process cost the manufacturers a whopping 400 million won (340 million dollars).
Renault-Samsung executive chief officer, Jean-Marie Hurtiger, commented that the company is convinced that the all-new SM5 is compelling enough to enhance the overall brand’s sales as well as image of the brand. He is confident the car will be well received in both the domestic and International markets. The SM5 will also include some advanced high-tech features such as the adaptive xenon headlights and massage front seats. Speculations are that it will cost considerably lesser than the fellow competing rivals from Hyundai and Kia Motors.