The first generation Renault Laguna was launched in December 1993 as replacement for the Renault 21, initially coming as a hatchback only. Late in 1995 it was introduced an estate version, known in some markets as the Laguna Sport Tourer, and replaced the 21-based Renault Savanna/Nevada.
The Laguna's equipment levels were gradually getting more lavish, and soon all models came with power steering, electric front windows, driver's airbag and remote central locking as standard. Most of the range had twin airbags, anti-lock braking system, air-conditioning and CD player as either optional or standard equipment.
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At the start of 1998 the Laguna received a moderate facelift, including a restyling of the hatchback of the Sport Tourer version, and a redesigned front. This included different design of the lights, most noticeable are the circular fog-lights in the front.
More notably, the engines were updated and, in some markets, equipment levels enhanced again. Five new engines featured in the completed facelifted line-up: