Renault Samsung Launches Fuel-Efficient Diesel Sedan

Renault Samsung on Thursday launched the diesel version of the SM5 medium sedan.

This is the third Korean-made diesel sedan released this year, following the medium sedan Malibu Diesel by GM Korea and Hyundai's large sedan Grandeur Diesel.

The engine for the SM5 D is a 1.5-liter dCi developed by Renault Group in France.

The new model boasts high fuel economy at 16.5 km/l thanks to the six-speed dual clutch transmission by Germany's Getrag.

englishnews@chosun.com / Jul. 04, 2014 10:37 KST