Renault Samsung Reveals SM7 Concept

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Last month, we showed you the teaser sketch of the SM7 concept car from Renault’s South Korean arm, Renault Samsung. The car previews the next generation sedan for the Asian market, but the sketch didn’t show the all-important back section of the car.

Now the company has released a set of photos showing this stunning replacement for the outdated SM7, which has been on the market since 2004. The production version of this design study is set to enter the South Korean market in the second half of the year as a replacement for the current model, which is based on the aging Nissan J31 platform (also used by the Asian Nissan Teana and the North American Nissan Maxima). The new car will make use of an elongated version of the SM5 platform.

The design shows a clear emphasis on a muscular, powerful stance. The D-segment sedan’s looks are enhanced by a massive trapezoidal grille, a bulging hood and teardrop-shaped LED headlights. We can also clearly see a third lateral window in the side view, which was masked out in the teaser picture. Renault Samsung have fitted the SM7 Concept with two large oval exhausts at the back. However, the most impressive design feature are the boomerang-shaped taillights that are joined together by a long third brake light across the boot.

At the moment there are no technical specifications or interior images available, but we can tell you that the SM7 will have to compete with cars like the Kia K7 and the Hyundai Grandeur on the Korean market.
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