Renault, Still the Official Car of the Cannes Film Festival

For as long as most of us can remember, May is known in Europe, for the movie fans, as the month when the Cannes Film Festival takes place. An occasion for the usual camera glamour, but on European soil, an occasion to see a good movie or two and, of course, an occasion for one or two manufacturers or producers of something, anything, to get a bit more exposure.

In the past 28 years, only one car maker has made the headlines in Cannes, bringing the celebrities right to the spot where the red carpet begins unfolding towards the entrance of the Palais des Festivals et des Congres. And the name of that car maker is, of course, French: Renault.

Today the automaker announced that this year too it will provide the official vehicles for the event, taking guests from place to place in between May 11 and 22. The models to be used for the event are not, as some of you might have thought, the electric vehicles Renault keeps talking about, but the more traditional, extremely luxurious Latitude notchback.

Presented last year at the Moscow International Motor Show, the Latitude is powered by a wide range of engines, starting with the two petrol (2.5l V6 and 2.0l) and ending with the two diesel ones (2.0l dCi and 3.5l dCi V6) with which the model was announced in Russia.

The models are equipped with triple-zone automatic climate control system, a dual-mode air ioniser, and a high-end on-board technical equipment. The Latitude is produced or to be produced in Morocco, Algeria, Russia, Ukraine and Africa.
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