Renault Fluence Review
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Renault Fluence Review by expert
The new Renault Fluence is added with four airbags, cruise control, parking sensors, electrically powered ORVMs, auto head lamps, rear AC vents, leather upholstery in beige, music system with USB and Bluetooth support.
The French car manufacturer, Renault brings its stunning saloon, Renault Fluence to the major target, Indian auto market. The car model is placed such that it will be a straight competition to the likes of Volkswagen Jetta and Skoda Laura whereas the price tag is placed near the likes of Toyota Corolla. The availability of Renault Fluence will be made both in petrol and diesel variant.
The Renault Fluence diesel variant will hold the 1.5-litre K9K diesel engine churning the power of 108.5 bhp and torque of 240 Nm. The saloon is designed smartly to give a combination of superior performance, average maintenance and brilliant efficiency.
The company has astounded the market by claiming a mileage of 20.4 kmpl for the Renault Fluence Diesel variant. The comfort of this ride is assured with stand-out suspension system which is MacPherson-type struts with rectangular lower arms fork and rear one will be programmed-deflection flexible beam fork. Coming to the selling feature of the car, Renault Fluence is filled with heart taking equipment levels. One can find gadgets like Keyless Start, dual zone climate control, Bluetooth Connectivity and four airbags to name a few.
The company has priced the car model much lower and competitively as against the Western European rivals. The car assures great style and comfort at even more comfortable pricing, Renault with the launch of this saloon has started a new journey in the Indian auto market and with that the company will not leave any stone unturned to assure the best in class experience for the Indian customers. Renault Fluence is blessed with terrific looks supported by perfect crease and lines on the body. The company has a unique styling and the segment in which this saloon is placed is ruled by traditionally designed monotonous models, and thus unique styling will act as its major advantage. The front view of Renault Fluence is dominated by the lower grille which spreads beautifully on the front of this saloon. Front fog lamps are mounted at the right place giving the car an elegant and balanced look. The ORVMs and door handles are all painted in body color bringing uniformity in the overall appearance of the car.
The new Renault Fluence has entered the Indian shores as CKD kits shipped in from Renault's Turkey plant and will enter the assembling process on Indian land. The company has added few localized content in the car in order to maintain a lower cost level. Renault is now planning big for the Indian auto market after its bitter experience with Mahindra & Mahindra alliance. The dedicated dealership network in Indian will help the company grow in this market.
Renault Fluence Mileage and Fuel Efficiency
|Renault Fluence Diesel
The All new scintillating eye candy from Renault, Fluence gives a pretty good mileage performance delivering about 17.6 km/l within the confinements of the city and boosts up to around 20.4 Km/l on the highways. Building up its name in the Indian Market, The French Carmaker has kept focus on the mileage and fuel efficiency as per the Indian needs. The Car has also shown good test results as far as the engine efficiency is concerned.
Renault Fluence Models and Features
|Renault Fluence Diesel
|Alloy Wheels, driver lumbar support, front arm rest with storage box and cup holder, rear arm rest with cup holder, plush leather upholstery, dual zone automatic climate control, rear AC vents and ducts, engine start/stop button, rain sensitive wiper system, rear parking sensors, cruise control and speed limiter, illuminated glove box, ORVM electrically adjustable and foldable with temperature sensor, electro chrome rear view mirror, Audio/CD/Mp3 player, steering mounted audio controls, CBOX (Digital Socket, USB, Bluetooth Connectivity, Central Display, ABS, EBD, ESP, ASR, SRS Airbags.
Renault Fluence Engine, Power and Performance
The Fluence Diesel Engine is based on the Direct Injection Diesel Engine technology with 4 cylinders in line and a displacement of 1461cc. The Engine has been kept well supportive of a manual type 6 forward and 1 reverse speed transmission which is yet again something new from the usual. The Diesel Engine comes loaded with a refined 1.5 litre boot which ensures superior performance in terms of both mileage and power.
Renault Fluence Pickup and Acceleration
|Max. Torque (Nm/rpm)
|6+1 speed Manual
Diesel variant of Fluence delivers a maximum power of about 110 ps at 4000 rpm and a torque of about 240 Nm at 1850 rpm. Impressive in caliber and marvelous in power; Fluence delivers all that can be expected from the French hot shot.
Both Diesel Variants reach a mark of 0 to 100 within 7 to 9 seconds.
Renault Fluence Interiors and Features
The flourished and very ‘inviting’ interiors are not just tempting but also offer a glimpse of rejoice with the mesmerizing style and aroma of scenic feel of a French affair. Soft touch and feather like delicacy combined together with the bold and imposing features count for the marvelous couture. The Pleasing and soothing finishing and magnificent piece of craftsmanship rule the architecture.
Apart from the beauty, Renault Fluence easily accommodates five people with its wide and spacious cabin. A huge wide dashboard in the front is completely loaded with AC vents, Display panel and console and a high definition multimedia. The Electric Power Steering with EPS (Electric variable type), speed proportional technology is well positioned and can be accustomed to the driver’s comfort with the tilt and telescopic mechanism. Huge legroom and vast head room give enormous space to each and every passenger seated in the cabin. The leather seating has been derived from natural leather to provide comfort up to the highest extent also not compromising with hygiene. The Central arm rests provided at the rear portion of the cabin are excellent. Moreover the support of three head rests even at the back are yet another notable points. The Driver seat has been designed to provide utmost back and thigh support. The soft touch dashboard is not just smooth in surface but equally resistant to scratches. The Ergonomic features and options embedded on the steering and the dashboard console are very handy and provide accessibility features like climate control, AC, Telephone fingertip mode and cruise control with a push or touch of a button.
The Car has a huge volume of boot space and swallows almost any kind of luggage. Various compartments in the front and rear portion of the car also provide space for storing valuable things that may include electronics or certain carry items such as wallets. Moreover the cup holder comes handy on long drives and not to forget the uniquely positioned arm rest in the front which is also something quite new and innovative. Together with the features of ample space, high comfort and quality drive, Renault Fluence has certainly made a mark and impression of a highly exquisite luxury sedan.
Renault Fluence Exteriors and Features
Renault Fluence is completely an eye candy and takes the breath away at the very first sight. Stylish and fluidic architecture combined with the essence of the French finishing result in a unique mixture of beauty and grandeur. A distinct side winding flows from the front right through the sides to the back making glamour and emphasizing the car’s solid body. An elegant waistline runs and sweeps seamlessly among the sides to the boot. Streamed Headlights look brilliant and equally eye catching are the tail lamps. The bottom of the front is ruled by the slot type grille that adds to the car’s beauty and style. The Chrome finish on the window sill, boot deck and the fog lamps gives a classic chrome glare look. The A- Pillar of the car is long enough to catch your attention and spin it upside down in a marvel. The Logo or the emblem of Renault further adds style to the imposing and somewhat leaning front of the sedan. The ten spoke alloy wheels give a sporty and shimmering look to the car. The Body colored Outside Rear View Mirrors and the body colored door handles add to the gorgeous appearance of the car.
Some other features of importance that are the side protectors, bumpers protectors, rear under spoilers, trunk spoiler, reverse sensor, side step garnish, side under spoiler and front under spoiler make the car look truly amazing in purpose as well as style. The Epic beauty of the car is something that no one can deny and Renault seems to be making its own benchmark in the Indian market with the very first strike.
Safety and Features in Renault Fluence
Renault Fluence fulfils every need that can be counted as per safety and standards including the SRS Airbags (FOUR), Emergency Brake Assist, ESC, ABS, three-point seatbelts with pretensioners and load limiters, cruise control with speed limiter, fog lamps, automatic headlamps, and automatic rain sensing wipers, traction control, rear parking sensors, cruise control and even an anti- rust warranty of five years. The Car delivers a good grip on the Indian roads and hence ensures safety of its passengers.
Renault Fluence Driving and Handling
Renault Fluence has an excellent suspension, the front being supportive of Mac Pherson type with coil spring, stabilizer bar and double acting shock absorbers. On the other hand, the rear of the car has a trailing arm type suspension with coil spring and double acting shock absorbers. The Car has an excellent braking mechanism as well with front ventilated Disc brakes and rear simple disc brakes in order to provide control and grip over the drive. With a suspension so firm and brakes so strong; together with the super responsive control of the electric power steering, Fluence succeeds completely in delivering a softer, smoother, comfortable and an effortless drive. Also the car is said to have a low maintenance cost which further cuts down the need of refinement and makes it a one time investment which again helps make the car a charm for the Indians.
Renault Fluence Stereo and Accessories
Renault comes fully loaded with most of the accessories and accessibility features, however many add ons are customizable as well, with respect to the needs of the owner. The Fitted Accessories include a stereo/Audio/Mp3 Player with steering mounted controls, Telephone, AUX, USB and Bluetooth support. Apart from the audio integrated controls, customizability for a multimedia panel such as a DVD player (LCD) is always open. A smart card and a Keyless entry with several other remote controls are some other accessories that come in the stock with the car.
Renault Fluence Conclusion
Renault Fluence offers Luxury, Comfort, Utility and Performance all together as in a one time investment and hence will be a benchmark in the years to come for Renault.
Renault Fluence VariantsWrite Review
13,99,000Get On Road Price
17.6 kmpl (City)
20.4 Kmpl (Highway)