Renault, which had earlier entered India through a Joint Venture with 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. However, the petrol variant is loaded with high class features including start-stop button, cruise control, dual zone climate control etc. that justifies for its higher price. In a nutshell, the all new Renault Fluence is sure to make a style statement in the Indian car market.
Renault Fluence is available both in petrol and diesel engine option. The petrol variant is equipped with a 2-litre engine, Spark Ignition, Multipoint injection that manages to produce a maximum output of 135.4 bhp@6000 rpm and a torque of 190 Nm@3700 rpm. The petrol engine features 4 in line cylinders and has a displacement of 1997 cc. The 2-Litre petrol engine is pretty fast and can zoom from 0-80kmph in 9 seconds. The petrol Fulence features an advanced CVT II with 6 speed manual mode transmission that can be a boon for the drivers driving in the city limits.
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 windscreen wipers are strategically hidden behind the bonnet's upper edges to complement with the aesthetics of the car. Plus, its strategic position also improves the car's aerodynamics. The Renault Fluence petrol's suspension system features Mac Pherson type suspension with coil spring complete with stabiliser bar and double acting shock absober 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 car's air controlling system that maintains the preferred temperature for each zone automatically. Starting the car can be a breeze as the Renault Fluence comes with a smart card access. The Fluence has steering mounted fingertip remote controls so that you can stay in full control of your auxiliary players and the Fluence has the latest plug-in and music option in its category.
The rich interior design and the plush leather 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, SRS airbags for driver and passenger, front fog lamps, side-chest level airbags for front seats. There are head restraints for two passengers but the flat backrest is also there for the middle passenger.
Right now, Renault Fluence is available in four body colors including Glacier White, Pearl Black, Ash Beige, and Blue Ecume. Interior is available in Beige Harmony for the petrol variant of Fluence.