Renault-Samsung eMX concept previews the 2010 SM3 sedan
Renault-Samsung Motors, a South Korean unit of Renault, has today released designer sketches of its first ever concept car. Dubbed the eMX (eco-Motoring Experience), the concept car previews the 2010 SM3 sedan, which is set to debut at the upcoming Seoul Auto Show next month.
According to the automaker, the concept has been developed by Renault-Samsungs engineers in their cutting-edge research and development (R&D) center, where some 420 researchers from South Korea, Japan and France are working.
The company has yet to release more technical detail but we have learned that the eMX concept uses Nissans compact car platform as a base. It also features a modern 2.0L turbo engine and a plethora of advanced safety and eco-friendly technologies.
Since 2000, Renault-Samsung Motors has grown to the fourth largest Korean automaker. Its vehicle line-up exists of four different models: the SM3 compact sedan, SM5 mid-size sedan, SM7 luxury sedan and QM5 SUV. The Korean carmaker has been taken by Renault in 2000 and it now holds 80.1 percent share in the company.
The eMX concept car will, once in the production form, compete directly against the popular Hyundai Elantra sedan. With its sporty styling, spacious interior and advanced powertrain options, the vehicle will represent a stiff competitor to the established Hyundai Elantra and Kia Forte sedan.
Now you know why we published the news. It relates to Hyundai – indirectly- and its always good to know what the industry ( the competition) is working on…