March 25, 2014: Today, Renault has launched the facelift of Fluence at Rs 13.99 lakh (Ex-Showroom, Delhi). The updated Fluence gets redesigned bumpers, aggressive front grill and LED DRLs. Inside the cabin, the saloon now features new infotainment system with 3D surround system and eight speakers, R-link infotainment module, satellite navigation. While the driver-aid technologies are also upgraded as it now includes automatic headlamps and rain sensing wipers. The power development is done 2.0-litre petrol engine or 1.5 litre K9K diesel turbo engine. The petrol engine develops a power of 135.1bhp while the oil burner churns 108.5bhp. The petrol variant is also available with CVT transmission while the diesel model is offered with five-speed manual transmission.
Renault India Private Limited has a number of stylish vehicles in their fleet. It tasted success in the luxury car segment of the country with its sedan model, Fluence. It is sold in two variants namely E2 and E4. These trims are powered by a 1.5-litre, K9K, diesel engine under the hood that can displace 1461cc. It has the ability to churn out a maximum power of 108.4bhp along with a maximum torque output of 240Nm. Its braking and suspension mechanism are quite proficient, which keeps the sedan well balanced and stable at all times. As far as its exteriors are concerned, the 2014 version of Fluence looks quite refreshing with aggressive attributes on its frontage. These aspects are a bold radiator grille, which is fitted with a thick chrome slat, neatly carved headlight cluster, body colored bumper and many other such aspects. Its bonnet has a couple of visible character lines and it is embossed with a prominent company logo as well. On the other hand, its interiors are designed in dual tone color scheme and incorporated with various aspects. It has a soft touch dashboard with restructured central console, which is equipped with a few functions. The seats are well cushioned and covered with premium fabric upholstery for E2 and leather upholstery for its E4 variant. The top end variant is being offered with numerous advanced features like a 3D surround sound by Arkamys, an advanced dual zone automatic air conditioning unit, electro-chromic inside rear view mirror many more. In terms of safety, it includes an engine and transmission guard, anti-pinch windows, SRS airbags for driver and front co-passenger and an advanced engine immobilizer, which prevents it from theft and any unauthorized entry. It also has ABS along with EBD and anti slip regulation. The manufacturer is offering this sedan with a standard warranty of two years or 80000 Kilometers, whichever comes first. At the same time, the customers can also avail an extended warranty of two years or 80000 Kilometers at an additional cost. This sedan is pitched against the likes of Volkswagen Jetta, Chevrolet Cruize, Skoda Octavia and many other vehicles in this segment.
The car manufacturer has given this facelifted version of Renault Fluence sedan series an aerodynamic body structure, which is fitted with a lot of striking features and gives it a captivating appearance. Its frontage has a bold radiator grille that is equipped with a thick chrome slat. It is flanked by a radiant headlight cluster that is incorporated with projector halogen lamps and side turn indicator. The body colored bumper houses a wide air intake section for cooling the engine. This air dam is surrounded by a pair of glossy black finished fog lamps and LED day time running lights. It has a large windscreen, which is made of tinted glass. The E2 trim is integrated with a set of two speed intermittent wipers. While the E4 variant gets a pair of variable rain sensing wipers. Its side profile is elegantly designed with silver garnished door handles and B pillars blackouts. The body colored outside rear view mirrors are electrically adjustable and integrated with a side turn blinker. Furthermore, the flared up wheel arches have been fitted with a set of 'Kaleido' alloy wheels that enhances the look of its side profile. The rear end has a body colored bumper, which is fitted with a pair of bright reflectors. It also has a chrome finished exhaust pipe. The curvy boot lid has a thick chrome strip and is embossed with variant badging. The large windshield has an electric defogger along with a centrally located high mounted stop lamp. Lastly, it also has an antenna mounted on the roof for better reception of FM radio. On the whole, the company has managed to bring an eccentric new look to this vehicle that can grab the attention of the buyers at first sight.
The overall dimensions are quite standard and can easily accommodate five passengers. It has a large wheelbase of about 2703mm that ensures ample leg space inside the cabin. Its minimum ground clearance is 168mm. The overall length measures about 4618mm along with a total height of 1488mm and a decent width of 1813mm, which includes external rear view mirrors. At the same time, its fuel tank has the capacity to store 67 litres of diesel, which is perfect for planning longer journeys. It also has a spacious boot compartment, which can be increased by folding its rear seat. The steering wheel supports a minimum turning radius of 5.3 meters.
The interiors are done up elegantly in an attractive dual tone color scheme that gives a pleasant feel to its passengers. The cabin is designed with a five seating arrangement and includes a number of sophisticated features. There are well cushioned seats incorporated, which are covered with premium fabric upholstery in the E2 trim. While the seats in its high end variant are covered with plush leather upholstery. It has a soft touch dashboard that is integrated with a three spoke steering wheel that is equipped with audio and call receiving switches. It also has an elegantly crafted central console that is fitted with an advanced music system. The driver's seat in the E4 variant is available with lumbar support while the rear seat comes with 60:40 split folding function. The cabin is quite spacious and there is enough leg as well as shoulder room offered to its passengers. The chrome finishing to gear shift knob and parking lever tip further gives a classy look to its interiors. In addition to these, it includes a few utility based aspects like front armrest with storage box, rear armrest with cup holders, large glove box, sun visors, front seat back pockets and a few other features.
This sedan is available with a long list of comfort features unlike any other vehicle of its class. The high end trim includes a dual zone automatic climate control along with rear air vents. Whereas, the E2 variant has a semi automatic climate control system that comes with odor and pollen filter. It has electrically adjustable as well as foldable outside rear view mirrors that includes temperature sensor as well. There is an advanced music system available with hands free telephony and Bluetooth connectivity. The audio controls are mounted on its tilt adjustable steering wheel, which makes quite easy for the driver to operate it. The E4 variant has an ergonomically designed driver's seat that includes lumbar support. The illuminated glove box compartment is large, which makes storing of objects and its accessibility easier. The rear seat has 60:40 split folding function that adds more room to the existing storage space. The manufacturer has introduced its top end variant with rear sun blinds that gives more privacy to its occupants. The smart digital instrument cluster is easy to read and alerts the driver with various notifications. Apart from these, it includes parking assist, smart window roll up feature, smart access card entry, engine start and stop button, dusk sensing headlamps, front and rear armrests, one touch up and down windows, remote lighting, cruise control, dual antenna and an electrochromic rear view mirror.
This Renault Fluence sedan series is designed with a roomy cabin that provides comfortable seating for five people. The leg room is quite sufficient owing to its large wheelbase, while it offers enough head and shoulder space as well. It has a 530 litre boot compartment, which is quite good for storing a lot of luggage.
The engine of this model series is paired with a six speed manual transmission gear box, which powers the engine to zoom towards a top speed of 185 Kmph that is rather decent for this segmnet. At the same time, it can cross the speed barrier of 100 Kmph in about 14 to 15 seconds from a standstill.
Editor's take : The performance of both the petrol and the diesel engines doing duty on the Fluence is decent. Our pick is the diesel definitely, as the petrol is only available with a self-shifting box.
This model series is available in two variants with a 1.5-litre, K9K, in-line diesel engine as standard. It has 4-cylinders, sixteen valves and is based on a double overhead camshaft valve configuration. It displaces 1461cc and is integrated with a direct injection system. This mill has the ability to churn out a maximum power of 108.5bhp at 4000rpm. At the same time, it can generate a peak torque output of 240Nm at 1850rpm. This mill is skillfully coupled with a six speed manual transmission gear box that sends the torque to its front wheels.
This diesel mill is incorporated with a common rail based direct injection fuel supply system, which helps in delivering a healthy fuel economy. It allows the sedan to deliver 17.2 Kmpl within the city limits. While under standard conditions on the bigger roads, it can generate 20.04 Kmpl, which is also approved by the ARAI (Automotive Research Association of India).
This diesel power plant has the ability to churn out a maximum power of 108.4bhp at 4000rpm in combination with 240Nm of peak torque output at just 1850rpm, which is quite good for this segment.
|Variants||Transmission||Engine Description||Mileage||Power||AC||Power Steering||Central Locking|
4 Cylinder 16 Valve
|17.2||20.4||108.4bhp @ 4000rpm||Standard||Standard||Standard|
4 Cylinder 16 Valve
|17.2||20.4||108.4bhp @ 4000rpm||Standard||Standard||Standard|
This sedan allows the occupants to enjoy their favorite music through its advanced audio unit. It features a CD, MP3 player, FM radio tuner along with four speakers and tweeters as well. It also supports USB port, auxiliary input options and Bluetooth connectivity. Additionally, the top end trim is blessed with a 3D surround sound system developed by Arkamys, which offers best in-car entertainment. This unit allows the passengers to stream music, make calls and use other functions using their smartphone. The owners even have an option of customizing this vehicle with a few more utility based and styling interior aspects. Other features include sill skirts on all sides, rear spoiler, mud flaps as well as front wind deflector.
Renault Fluence is available with a reliable braking system that is further assisted by anti-lock braking system along with electronic brake force distribution. The front wheels are fitted with ventilated disc brakes, while the rear ones have solid disc brakes. This mechanism is further improved by brake assist system. As far as the suspension is concerned, its front axle is assembled with a McPherson strut and stabilizer bar, whereas the rear one gets a trailing arm type of mechanism. These axles are also loaded with coil springs as well as double acting shock absorbers that keeps the vehicle stable. On the other hand, it is equipped with an electric variable type and speed proportional power assisted steering system. It is highly responsive and comes with tilt as well as telescopic adjustment function.
Editor's take : The Fluence gets active safety features like ABS with EBD, while the passive features include airbags and three-point seatbelts.
The manufacturer has loaded this stunning sedan with a number of safety aspects that helps in safeguarding the occupants and vehicle as well. It comes with anti-rust warranty of five years or 1,00,000 Kms, whichever is earlier. It is equipped with anti-lock braking system along with electronic brake force distribution and emergency brake assist. The top end variant has electronic stability program that prevents wheel slip and loss of traction by minimizing the engine power and by applying brake force to the wheels. It is bestowed with an electrochromic rear view mirror that prevents dazzling of headlights from oncoming traffic, thus making the drive safe. There are front anti-whiplash adjustable headrests available that helps preventing the risk of whiplash injury in case of a collision. There are SRS (supplemental restraint system) airbags available for driver and co-passenger along with side airbags in the high end trim. Besides these, it has ISOFIX child seats mounting points in the rear, speed limiter, anti-pinch windows, engine and transmission guard as well as safety belts with pretensioner and force limiter that adds to the safety quotient.
The wheel arches of all its variants are fitted with an elegant set of 16 inch alloy wheels that give an attractive look to its side profile. These are covered with high performance tubeless radial tyres of size 205/60 R 16 that ensure a strong grip on roads. The company has also affixed a spare wheel in the boot compartment along with other tools that are required for changing a flat tyre.
1. It has quite a number of crucial safety aspects.
2. Fuel economy is quite satisfying.
3. External appearance is eye-catching.
4. Engine performance is quite good.
5. Its large wheelbase ensures ample leg room.
1. Ground clearance can be better.
2. Interior design can be further improved.
3. A few more aspects can be added.
4. Cost of servicing and maintenance is higher.
5. Initial cost of ownership is high.
|E2 D |
|13,99,000||14,11,500||13,98,362||14,23,200||13,92,618||14,12,100||14,41,600||Get On Road Price|
|E4 D |
|15,49,000||15,64,201||15,49,205||15,76,800||15,43,358||15,64,800||15,95,700||Get On Road Price|
The wait for the facelift version of the premium sedan Fluence from Renault will be over when the vehicle hits the Indian markets on the March 19th. The production is already in the process at company's Oragadam facility in Chennai. The lavish sedan is awaited by the car enthusiasts due to a series of revisions on its looks & performance that ascertain of spectacular experience to its buyers. The exteriors are enhanced with a new front grille, curvy headlamps, new bumpers with fog lamps, cool and the bigger Renault logo, LED DRLs and newly designed alloy wheels which have given a new definition to its style.
At the 2014 Indian Auto Expo, Renault India has launched the facelifted version of its flagship sedan Fluence. The 2014 Fluence sedan gets changes to both inside and out. It has been spotted several times during its test rounds on the Indian roads. The company has already begun selling the vehicle in markets abroad.
The 2014 Renault Fluence facelift has been spotted several times during its test round on the Indian roads. This facelift version of company's flagship sedan was also caught earlier in July, which clearly indicates that production has already kicked off and most probably, 2014 Indian Auto Expo would be the platform where it would be making its India debut. Renault's vision is clear that it would not launch any new vehicle in India, instead it would introduce the facelifts of its pre-existing vehicles such as Fluence, Duster and Koleos.
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