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by George Skentzos

Visitors to the Melbourne Motor Show will be treated to a car which has recently been voted the “Most Beautiful Car of the Year”. Guessed what it is yet?

The Renault Laguna Estate was recently named ‘Most Beautiful Car of the Year’ and ‘Most Beautiful Interior of the Year’ by the International Automotive Festival of Paris – completely unbiased, of course.


‘Most Beautiful Car’ at Melbourne Show

The Laguna Estate is offered with a 2.0 dCi engine delivering maximum power output of 110kW and 340Nm of torque from 2000rpm.

The Laguna Hatch on which the Estate is based was the first vehicle to secure a five-star Euro NCAP safety rating with a total of 36 points from a possible 37, which remains as one of the highest scores ever recorded during Euro NCAP tests.

‘Most Beautiful Car’ at Melbourne Show

The Laguna is fitted with an array of passive and active safety technology and features, such as curtain airbags and ESP, particular attention has been paid to side impact performance.

It also features a system based on two sensors incorporated in the front door and B-pillar with the ability to reduce impact detection and airbag deployment times by up to half of the best systems currently available.

‘Most Beautiful Car’ at Melbourne Show

The Laguna hatch will go on sale here in Australia in June, with the Estate to follow later this year.