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Renault Samsung Motors’ 2020 SM6. [RENAULT SAMSUNG MOTORS]

Renault Samsung Motors unveiled an upgraded SM6 sedan Monday as it strives to please a wider range of consumers and raise competitiveness in the local market.

The newest midsize sedan comes with enhanced performance. It is also more accessible, at times cheaper than its predecessor. For some trims, the price is up to 500,000 won ($421) lower than the previous lineup.

The lowest trim starts at 24.05 million won, and the highest trim is priced at 34.31 million won.

With the release of the upgraded SM6 sedan, the automaker introduced an “S-Look” add-on package for customers looking for a sporty driving experience. The package comes with 19-inch black alloy wheels and modified side mirrors designed for enhanced performance.

For customers looking for more premium features, the automaker added two luxury trims to the lineup. The luxury trims come with exclusive logos on the front and sides and are equipped with 19-inch two-tone alloy wheel resembling the shape of the Eiffel Tower.

Buyers can utilize a free pickup and delivery maintenance service two times in the first three years.

For its interior, the premiere trims of SM6 come with leather seats and upgraded headrests for the backseats. The vehicle is also equipped with an 8.7-inch navigation system, a Bose sound system with 13 speakers and an active damping control system.

“The 2020 SM6 is a premium value with features added that customers largely seek, but it has removed unnecessary features to reduce the price and provide the best price-efficiency among vehicles in the same level,” said Kim Tae-jun, an executive at Renault Samsung Motors, in a statement.

“With the 2020 SM6 lineup, the competitiveness of Renault Samsung Motors in the premium midsize sedan market will be greatly enhanced.”

The car sales of Renault Samsung Motors’ in Korea plunged 25 percent to 11,122 in June from 14,801 a year earlier.

BY KO JUN-TAE [ko.juntae@joongang.co.kr]

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