Russia is working at opening the auto market to expand and introduce Asia and Europe into the picture. In doing this they have created the Moscow Motor Show – which is quickly becoming an event that no one wants to miss.
During the show they launched the Lexus LS460 AWD, Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, and the Audi RS6 sedan. Renault will also be revealing a brand new version to spice up their rather plain looking sedan.
Renault has plans to sell the new car in the markets located in Russia, Turkey, North Africa, Central and Eastern Europe. They will be naming the car as either the Thalia or the Symbol.
Of course in the process of trying to spice things up they didnâ€™t seem to quite make it. The design of the car is still a bit drab and the mechanics underneath the hood. The power from the car is in the same range found in the new Dacia Logan.
Elegant, status-enhancing lines
New Renault Symbol is a new three-box car that boasts expressive lines and seductive appeal. Its length of 4.26 metres and height of 1.43 metres ensure nicely balanced proportions, while the design of the headlamps emphasizes the front end’s statusenhancing styling. The harmonious side view is that of a prestigious saloon, while the robust lines of the rear are also suggestive of status. The presence of chrome trimming for the grille and rear panel adds a further note of refined distinction. The newcomer’s seductive appeal and perceived quality are immediately apparent inside the cabin, too. New Renault Symbol also provides generous boot space which is as ideally suited to professional use as it is to a weekend in the country.
Economical to run and excellent roadholding
New Renault Symbol is powered by a range of latest-generation engines, all of which combine performance, low fuel consumption and respect for the environment. These powerplants â€“ whether petrol or diesel â€“ are the most fuel efficient of this three-box car’s category and make it truly economical to run. The front end’s distinctive looks point to the vehicle’s outstanding on-road performance and travelling comfort. New Renault Symbol benefits from the same suspension as Clio II which is acclaimed for the quality of the balance it strikes between comfort and roadholding and the quiet ride it delivers.
New Renault Symbol has plenty of arguments in its favour to win over families in Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, Turkey and the Maghreb countries. The first public airing of the latest addition to the line-up outlined in the Renault Commitment 2009 plan will be the forthcoming Moscow Motor Show, which opens its doors on August 26.