French carmaker Renault is among the first to announce such special editions. The weapon of choice: Laguna Coupe TomTom. The car has a price of £19,995 on-the-road, it is based on dCi 150 and will form the basis of the Laguna line.
According to Renault, the TomTom edition offers a saving of over £2,100 compared to the previous entry-level, equipped with the same features. The main difference between the special edition and the regular version is the addition of the Carminat TomTom system, automatic parking brake and satin chrome centre console.
Otherwise, the Laguna comes equipped with Arkamys 3D Sound 140W audio system with MP3 CD reader and Bluetooth, 18 inch ‘Interlagos’ alloy wheels, eight airbags, automatic lights and wipers, dual zone climate control, electric heated door mirrors, MP3 player connection, rear parking sensors, Super Fold rear seat system and xenon headlights.
As with any model, be it regular or a special edition, an array of optional features are also available. Renault offers cruise control with speed limiter (£250), metallic paint (£395), Multi-functional TunePoint (£175), hands free card (£250) and tire pressure monitor (£250).
The new version is already available for order, but deliveries will begin starting January 2010.