Future models developed under the Renault-Samsung partnership will be based on the latest designs from Renault, with cars like the Megane II and recently revealed Laguna III expected to spawn a host of new models. The current ‘SM’ series of cars are based on platforms shared with Nissan but from 2009 onwards the SM cars will feature French running gear.

The first of these new cars will be the SM5 replacement, as revealed by the CEO of the joint-venture Jean-Marie Hurtiger in an interview with Chosen Ilbo. Hurtiger also mentioned that a new version of the SM3 small sports car will eventually arrive, sharing its design with the Renault Megane II line of cars. Closing out the range will be an all-new SM7 flagship sedan based on the replacement for the current Vel Satis.

Other models in the pipeline include a possible Samsung version of the Renault Espace MPV that could enter production by the end of the decade.