Renault Safrane – car upper-middle class produced by Renault in the years 1992 – 2000 and since 2008.
Renault Safrane like its predecessor Renault 25 has a five-door liftback body type. Although plans were not introduced into the production of the station wagon. Auto competed in the segment upper-medium class with the Audi 100/Audi A6, Mercedes E-Class and BMW 5 Series, but due to lack body sedan and Renault’s lack of tradition in this segment, is not met, outside of his native France, too well received and has not led to expected success. In a plebiscite on The European Car of the Year 1993 model took third position (for Nissan Micra and Fiat Cinquecento II).
The first version of the Safrane (Phase I) was introduced into production in 1992. To drive your own drills used engines, and PRV V6 engine (developed in cooperation with companies PSA, Renault and Volvo). Diesel 2.5 dT, is a construction company Iveco (SOFIM). The big drawback Safrane is a very small number of storage spaces inside the car, especially in the first version of this model.
In September 1996 conducted a deep modernization of the Safrane (Phase II). Changed when the rear tailgate, tail lights, bumpers, headlights, hood, and redesigned some of the details inside (door panels, dashboard components). Compared to the first version was abandoned electrically adjustable seats rear, electrically adjustable steering column, headphone jacks for rear seat passengers, active suspension (Electro), version quadra (4×4) and biturbo version.
On request, you can receive an integrated system audionawigacyjny, CD changer and a separate reader maps. In the higher trim levels mounted xenon headlights.
After a facelift in 1996, modernized range of engines. Petrol in-line engines with a capacity of 2.0 and 2.5 were derived from Volvo’s magazines (there were, however, slightly upgraded for Renault). Unit 3.0 V6, is the fruit of the cooperation between PSA and Renault. Engine 2.2 dT is the design of Renault. On the occasion of the introduction of the new palette of engines rebuilt the gearbox, which was often criticized in the first version of the Safrane. Replaced a failed Automatic gearboxes, come… ce of the Volkswagen Group, Japanese production models’ Union Aisin Warner – only on the 2.5, the 3.0 model was used German ZF gearboxes.
A total of about 310 thousand copies Renault Safrane.
Depending on the version of the car can be equipped with interesting extras, such as
Renault Safrane II was unveiled at the 2008 auto show in Seoul. It is a modernized variant of Renault Latitude/Samsung SM5 and Nissan Teana. In Europe, the model appeared in 2010 in the living room in Moscow under the name Renault Latitude, differs from the Safrane II front part of the body.