Launched in South Korea in 2009 and featuring a new front end in 2012, SM3 is a compact sedan of modern lines with a spacious interior. It is the core model in the Renault Samsung Motors range.
The interior of SM3 was designed for the comfort of its occupants: adjustable seats, navigation, steering-wheel controls, dual-zone air conditioning, a high-performance audio system (Bose optional) and a USB socket. Features vary depending on the version selected: LE, RE, PE, SE.
SM3 ships with two engines developed by the Renault-Nissan Alliance, a 1.6l and a 2.0l combining power with fuel efficiency. SM3 also features Xtronic automatic transmission.
In terms of safety, SM3 boasts the latest innovations in active safety (ABS, brakeforce distribution) and passive safety (airbags, Isofix equipment). The vehicle also meets all brand requirements in terms of crash test results (five stars based on Renault Samsung Motors measurements).
SM3 is built at the Busan plant (South Korea), an ISO 14001 certified site.