The Renault V4U 2.5-liter V6 engine was produced at factories in Japan from 2009 to 2019 and was installed on the Latitude sedan, popular in Europe, and its Korean counterparts Samsung SM5 and SM7. The unit is essentially one of the clones of the second generation of the Japanese Nissan VQ25DE engine.
Renault Samsung SM7
Renault Samsung SM7 is a South Korean business class car from Renault Samsung Motors. It began to be produced in 2004. Nissan’s J31 is used as the base platform, which is also used for the American Nissan Maxima. The car has a front-wheel drive layout and a 5-seater sedan body. Since 2011, the 2nd generation of the model has been manufactured on the basis of an extended platform Renault Latitude. In China, the model is sold under the name Renault Talisman.
The Renault V4Y 3.5-liter V6 engine was produced at factories in Japan from 2002 to 2019 and was installed on such popular models as Espace, Laguna Coupe, Vel Satis and Samsung SM7. Such a power unit is inherently one of the varieties of the Nissan VQ35DE engine.
The VQ35 engine is considered one of the most massive engines from Nissan. This engine has won “Best Engine of the Year” many times. VQ35 replaced the VQ30DE unit, which belonged to the first generation of VQ motors.
The 2.5-liter Nissan VQ25DE engine (or VQ25 for short) was first shown in 1994 as the main power unit for the popular Cefiro, Cedric or Leopard models on the Japanese market. In 2004, the motor was slightly updated and began to be installed on the Fuga, Teana sedans and the Elgrand minivan. It was installed …
The 2.3-liter Nissan VQ23DE engine (or VQ23 for short) was introduced in 2003 as a replacement for the junior representative of the popular V6 engine line and was installed only on the Teana sedan and its clones. This power unit was produced in the only version of the boost for 173 hp and 225 Nm.