View Full Version : Samsung SM5

01-27-2005, 06:47 PM
The new Renault samsung SM5 has just been launched in Korea.<p>You may wonder how come we didn't hear from it, since there was much noise when the Sm7 was released last year?<p>Well easy, the Sm5 and Sm7 are basically the same cars with smaller engines for the SM5. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I really don't get this strategy. Would you buy a SM7 when noone will notice the difference with the cheaper Sm5???? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/werd.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><A HREF="http://www.renaultsamsungm.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.renaultsamsungm.com</A><br><A HREF="http://www.renaultsamsungm.com/NewJsp/newsm5/main.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.renaultsamsungm.com....html</A><p>Article in KoreaHerald<br><A HREF="http://www.koreaherald.co.kr/archives/result_contents.asp?id=200501260024&query=renault" TARGET="_blank">http://www.koreaherald.co.kr/a...nault</A><p>

01-28-2005, 07:07 AM
It's a nice car but it's going to have a hard time competing with the also all new Hyundai Sonata in the S. Korean market. The Sonata has almost 50% of the market share there in that class.

01-28-2005, 09:42 AM

01-28-2005, 11:32 AM
yeah we already had a discussion on this in the old forum. if I recall correctly the distinction between the two models was discussed then (even though the sm5 was not yet available). I'll see if I can find a link to the old thread.