PARIS – Renault SA considered putting its innovative 4-wheel-steering system on all Lagunas from the start, but the cost of the technology persuaded the auto maker to employ a standard “top-down” introduction. “It would add €2,000 to €3,000 ($3,155 to $4,730) to the price (of a vehicle), so we will start it on the upper end,” says Patrick Blain, executive vice president-sales and marketing. The system, called Active Drive, turns a vehicle’s rear wheels up to 3.5 degrees in low-speed ...

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