Renault, which had earlier entered India through a Joint Venture with Mahindra and Mahindra to produce Logan in 2005 later, came to an abrupt halt after both Renault and Mahindra decided to part ways. This is Renault's second stint in India and the French automotive giant has already lined up huge plans for India. The all-new Renault Fluence has finally been launched in India after it was first unveiled in the 2010 Delhi Auto Show. Renault Fluence is the newest addition in the D-segment that has not seen much growth in the last few years as more cars were introduced in the C and premium D/entry E-segments due to lack of new players.
Renault Fluence is available both in diesel and petrol variants. For the first time around in India, the pricing of the Diesel variant of the Fluence is cheaper than the petrol variant. With the recent hike in petrol price, more and more car buyers are now considering the diesel variants as their preferred car models. From overseeing Renault's pricing strategy, it seems Renault is trying to boost the sale of its diesel variant by keeping a lower price tag of the diesel version.
Renault Fluence is available both in petrol and diesel engine option. The diesel variants(E2 and E4) is equipped with a 1.5 Litre dCi CRDI Diesel engine, Direct Ignition, which produces a maximum output of 104.6 bhp @ 4000 rpm and a torque of 240 Nm @ 2000 rpm. Fluence Diesel can accelerate from 0 to 100 Kmh in 14.6 sec and it features manual transmission with 6 forward and 1 reverse configuration. The diesel engine has the capacity to produce 1461 cc displacement.
The all new Renault Fluence is very French and chic in styling. In fact, the car has got a refreshing look and would certainly take your breath away! The stylish and fluid contour of the body definitely makes it look better than its rivals. The cabin and the interiors are designed with great attention to details to soothe your eyes and senses. The soft touch dashboard is really dashy that will appeal any car buyer. Renault has not overlooked riding comfort and it shows. The driver lumbar support, premium fabric upholstery, front arm rest with storage box and cup holder and the rear arm rest with cup holder are some of the fantastic features that Renault have included in its diesel variant.
The Renault Fluence diesel's suspension system features Mac Pherson type suspension with coil spring complete with stabilizer bar and double acting shock absorber for the front, while a trailing arm type with coil spring and double acting shock absorber for the rear. The car is also shod with 16" alloys which gives a majestic stance for the car.
Renault's new Fluence not only soothes your eyes but also give you a comfortable driving experience. The best thing is the smart card access feature that gives a smooth experience to start the car. The Fluence has steering mounted fingertip remote controls so that you can stay in full control of your auxiliary players.
The rich interior design and premium fabric upholstery of this car will definitely woo any car lover. The car has got five-seat arrangement with all the supporting comfort features. The car ensures you get every comfort while riding/driving the car. Hence, they have provided a lumbar support for the driver along with rear armrest with cup holders for the passengers.
Renault cares for you and it shows, as the Fluence features all the latest safety equipments. Right from ABS to seatbelts, all the safety features are been exclusively tested in an exacting endurance program in demanding conditions. The car is equipped with 4 SRS airbags for driver and passenger, anti-lock braking system with EBD, front fog lamps, ISOFIX, and ESP Electronic Stability program.
Right now, Renault Fluence is available in four body colors including Glacier White, Pearl Black, Ash Beige, and Blue Ecume. Interior is available in Black Harmony for the diesel variant of Fluence.