Four-wheel steering, remember that?
If you remember the late '80s and early '90s, car makers (particularly the Japanese) were spruiking the benefits of four-wheel steering. At low speeds, the rear wheels steer in an opposite direction to the front wheels to reduce the turning circle and make parking easier; at high speeds, however, the rear wheels steer in concert with the front to increase stability.
In Europe the Laguna coupe, as well as some hatch and wagon models, will be offered with four-wheel steering.
The interior seems to be a straight lift from hatch and wagon versions of the Laguna, but that's no bad thing as it was crowned 2007's Most Beautiful Interior by the 23rd Annual International Automotive Festival of Paris.
Laguna Coupe Concept
The ready-for-sale coupe that showed up at this year's Cannes Film Festival is almost identical to the concept car that made its debut at last year's Frankfurt Motor Show. The changes may seem slight — a different front, upright doors, an additional "pillar" to hold up the roof behind the front doors, and more functional door handles and wing mirrors — but they rob the car of its svelte style.