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Latest on Renault Fluence: 26 July, 2014
Choosing between two up-market luxury sedans can be quite a difficult task. Renault Fluence has always been identified as the stylish sedan in the country. The facelifted version of the car finally made it to the Indian roads recently after much anticipation surrounding its launch. The first glimpse of the Fluence sedan in a fresher version was seen at the February held Auto Expo event held in Delhi.
Renault Fluence, a Sedan has 2 versions available in India. Renault Fluence has 2 Diesel cars. Other popular cars in the similar price range of Renault Fluence are Volkswagen Jetta and Hyundai Neo Fluidic Elantra. Renault Fluence comes in 4 colours, namely, Ashe Biege, Glaciar White, Pearl Black, Platinum Grey.
Fluence was launched in India by the French automobile manufacturer, Renault in 2011 with four other cars. Earlier produced with a petrol engine but for better stability in the Indian market, the diesel version was launched in the latter stage. The latest Fluence available in India is a four-door sedan that comes in two different variants running on diesel—E2 and E4. Both these variants run on a Direct Injection diesel engine that has a displacement of 1461 cc.
Further to this, read Renault Fluence Road Test details by our expert.
The various fuel trims in Renault Fluence are priced differently. The Diesel trims are priced between Rs. 14,72,775/- to Rs. 16,31,618/-.
At first glance, Renault Fluence gives a classy and a stylish look with a little sporty touch. The Renault logo that is made of chrome is beautifully placed at the centre, and it catches the eye along with the LED daytime running lights. The front of the car also has halogen headlamps with a gleaming black grille. The beefy looks from the side of this car make it manlier and easy to remember. The long taillights starting from the side and ending on the boot at the back give this sedan a robust look. The wheels of Fluence are made of high-quality alloy making the looks even more mesmerising.
The interiors of the car lack a little when compared to the exterior. Although, the plastics of the dashboard in the front are made of good quality, the dashboard underneath the plastic is not so good to touch and has a rough appearance. Apart from this, the other features on the inside make Renault Fluence a car to remember. There are no big gaps on the dashboard, the design is good, and the technology used in Fluence is very user-friendly. As far as comfort is concerned, the leather seats give best comfort to the driver and passengers and with the usage of chrome all around the car, the atmosphere is fresh and inviting. There is an automatic climate adjusting feature and tilt & telescopic steering option to give the driver and the passengers’ best comfort possible. The E4 model has rear AC vents while the E2 doesn’t which is another limitation. Features like AUX cable connectivity, Mp3 Player and 3D surround sound makes the journey entertaining. The boot of the car is incredibly spacious, and it can carry a large volume of luggage. Fluence also has a smart card entry feature that automatically unlocks the car when the owner is close by.
Engine and Transmission
A 1.5-Litre 4 cylinder inline direct injection diesel engine supplies power to this appealing sedan. With a displacement of 1461 cc, the engine of Fluence generates a maximum power of 110 PS and a maximum torque of 240 Nm. The transmission system has a six-speed manual gearbox with one reverse gear. It has been claimed that the shifting of gears while driving is not as smooth as was expected making it another drawback of the Fluence.
Performance and Handling
This sports sedan can reach a top speed of 185 km/h that is quite normal. The mileage of its diesel engine is 20.4 kmpl making it a fuel economical car as it meets the standards of pretty good mileage. Handling of the car is assisted by a McPherson Type with coil spring and doubling acting shock absorber suspension in the front and trailing arm type with coil springs and double acting shock absorbers at the back. ABS and EBD are also included for better handling.
The front wheels have ventilated type disc brakes, and the rear wheels have normal disc brakes. Other than disc brakes, Fluence also has an Anti-lock Braking system (ABS) with Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) and brake assist feature.
The 1461 cc Diesel - powered variant delivers a fuel economy of 14 kmpl in city and 16 kmpl on highways
As far as the safety features of Renault Fluence are concerned, the sedan offers ABS and EBD with brake assist for better control. There is an electronic stability program in the E4 variant. Both the variants have front SRS airbags to protect the driver and the passenger in a collision. E4 model also has chest level side airbags making it safer in the case of an accident. Seat belt pre-tensioners with force limiter are also included in both the variants of Renault Fluence. Parking sensors are also present in Renault Fluence to assist the driver while parking.
Fluence is a pretty decent car in terms of mileage, looks and comfort but lacks a little in performance. If you are planning on buying a sporty sedan with a good fuel economy and fine looks but willing to compromise on power and performance, then Renault Fluence is worth considering and giving a thought.
Renault faces a fierce competition by well-established companies like Toyota and Volkswagen in India. Renault’s biggest competitors are Toyota Corolla Altis and Volkswagen Jetta. However, Jetta is a far better sedan than Fluence in performance and luxurious features but is a little overpriced when compared to Fluence and Corolla Altis.
Note: Specifications for Fluence 1.5 E4 (Diesel) have been mentioned
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