Renault Premieres Latitude in Moscow, Announces Local Duster, Megane and Fluence

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French manufacturer Renault announced today it has decided to introduce the Latitude for the first time at the Moscow International Motor Show, while also launching the following new models to the Russian market: Duster, the new automatic Logan, Sandero and Sandero Stepway (complete knock down, CKD), as well as the Fluence sedan and Megane hatchback (semi-knock down, SKD).

Renault Latitude will come to Russia in a choice of two petrol and two diesel units. The petrol ones include a 2.5-litre V6 mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox, developing 177 hp and 233 Nm of torque plus a 2.0-litre unit that uses a CVT and delivers 139 HP and 191 Nm of torque. Fuel consumption is 9.7l/100km (24.2mpg) and 8.3l/100km (28.3mpg) respectively.

The diesel versions of the Renault Latitude will come as either a 2.0-litre dCi producing 175 hp or a 3.5-litre dCi V6 outputting 240 hp.

Interior highlights include a triple-zone automatic climate control system, a dual-mode air ioniser, as well as a high-end on-board technical equipment. Customers can either choose between a dark gray interior with dark leather, and a dark beige interior with beige leather.

Production will start locally from 2010-2011 and the first markets to receive the Renault Latitude in September 2010 will be Morocco and Algeria, then continuing with Russia, Ukraine and Africa. Pricing is to be announced closer to the market launch.

The European version of the Latitude will be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show.

autoevolution will be attending the 2010 Paris Auto Show, so stay tuned for some real up close and personal shots of the vehicles, as well as for first-hand details of the motorized contraptions presented at the event.
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