Renault has launched its Fluence facelift which was showcased at the Auto Expo earlier this year. The car is priced at Rs 13.98 lakh for the E2 variant and Rs 15.49 lakh for the E4, ex-Mumbai
The face gets the new bigger Renault logo placed in the middle of a newly designed grille which has chrome embellishments. The bumper too has been redesigned with integrated fog lamps. The reworked headlamps now get daytime running lamps. The only change to the side of the car is the design for the 16-inch alloy wheels while the rear sees not revisions and is carried over as it is from the older model.
A new ArkamysÂ audio system is also introduced which offers enhanced connectivity through Bluetooth and other functions. An illuminated glove box is provided to give better accessibility during the night. Engine start & stop button, electrically adjustable side mirrors, rain sensing wipers, dusk sensing headlamps, dual tone soft-touch dashboard and follow me home headlamps can also be bought in the new version.
The new Fluence will be available in E2 and E4 trims with both the variants deriving power from the 1.5litre diesel engine that generates 110PS of maximum power and 240Nm of torque. Transmission is a six-speed manual.
Better handling and control is provided by systems like EBD and ESP. Safety concern is addressed with the presence of ABS and four airbags.
The new Fluence has already been put in to production at the companyâs Oragadam manufacturing unit in Chennai.
2014 Renault Fluence launch press release
|Renault India launches All New Fluence
â˘ New Renault Fluence features sporty and progressive design
â˘ Luxurious and superbly crafted cabin
â˘ 3D Surround sound technology by ArkamysÂŽ
â˘ New Renault Fluence priced at 13.99 Lakhs Delhi ex-showroom)
Chennai, March 25, 2014: Renault India Pvt. Ltd. today unveiled the New Renault Fluence. The New Renault Fluence â with all new styling - offers a premium package of refreshing and fluid design, comfortable and roomy interiors, tech-savvy features and a high performance engine.
The New Renault Fluence features a sporty and progressive design inspired by Renaultâs new Brand identity. The vehicleâs powerful and efficient dCi engine is developed with technology distilled from the phenomenally successful Renault engines in Formula One racing. The New Renault Fluence also provides entertainment features such as a 3D sound system with eight speakers, Driver-aid technologies like automatic headlamps and rain sensing wipers for an easy and enjoyable drive.
âThe New Renault Fluence offers bold styling and onboard features that are perfectly in line with the needs and aspirations of Indian customers,â said Mr. Sumit Sawhney Country CEO and Managing Director, Renault Operations in India. âWith drivers increasingly looking for cars that project their personality and style, while at the same time, provide a comfortable and enjoyable ride, the New Renault Fluence makes a statement that cannot be ignored.â
SPORTY & PROGRESSIVE STYLING
The front-end design makes a powerful statement of Renaultâs new brand identity with the new front grille that sports the bold Renault logo. The carâs LED daytime running lights and projector headlamps further exude the overall sporty appeal.
The interior is more modern, including digital instrumentation cluster, high-quality leather upholstery, dual-zone regulated air conditioning, rear sun blinds, 3D surround sound technology by ArkamysÂŽ and chrome controls, contributing to a luxurious and superbly crafted cabin.
Featuring Renaultâs award-winning K9K engine, the New Renault Fluence offers a comfortable, responsive and flexible drive. Mated to a potent 6-speed manual gearbox, the powerful dCi 110 diesel engine packed with 240 Nm of torque not only delivers superb acceleration but also a tremendously economical fuel efficiency figure of 20.4 KM/ltr (ARAI certified).
ON-BOARD CONNECTED TECHNOLOGIES AND INNOVATIONS
The new Renault Fluence comes with numerous driver-aid technologies â smart access card with remote central locking, engine start/stop button, front and rear parking sensors as well as, automatic headlamps and wipers which have become essential equipment for city motorists. From the basic equipment level up, all versions are âconnectedâ; thanks to the availability of new BluetoothÂŽ radios equipped with USB and Aux-in jack sockets
The vehicle also offers a host of passive and active safety features, including front & side airbags, anti-lock braking system (ABS) with electronic brake force distribution (EBD) and Brake assist. The vehicleâs electronic stability programme (ESP) with anti-skid regulation and understeering control function ensures vehicle stability, especially under challenging road conditions. Other features in the New Renault Fluence include cruise control, steering audio controls, hands free telephony, rear AC vents.
The new Fluence will be offered with the Renault Complete Care Package that includes 2+2 year or 80,000 km warranty, 4 Year road-side assistance along with a promise and commitment to provide complete support and convenience.
The New Renault Fluence will be available at Renault dealerships across the country at a starting price of 13.99 Lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi).