The ambitious Renault has been sweeping the Indian auto market off its feet off late with a fleet of new launches. With Duster already becoming a beloved SUV in for Indian SUV lovers Fluence has left a mark in the sedan class. The car is in news for its looks as well as performance. Renault Fluence E4 diesel has been fitted with a new step 2 CRDi engine which is more powerful than its predecessor and is advanced technically. The same engine is fitted in Renault Duster as well. The D segment luxury sedan is already rated as a complete package when one is looking forward to travel in style with fuel economy in sight. The car scores brownie points over its counterparts when it comes to advanced tech-savvy features and plushness of interiors mated with a powerful engine. Renault India has been flying solo after ending its alliance with Mahindra and Mahindra and since then Fluence has proven to be another star added to its account of achievements. The car is being targeted towards young executive class car buyers and with the looks and style, Fluence is definitely going to woo such crowds. The car is a complete style statement. With its signature logo and grille Renault Fluence E4 diesel is already selling like hot cakes. The French car maker has definitely carved a niche for itself in the Indian car sector and Fluence will further widen the boundaries and make Renault a volumes player for which it has been striving since a long time. With increasing dealerships across the country Renault India will definitely build a strong consumer base and brand name in the Indian auto sector and Fluence might prove to be a very important milestone in the journey.
Differently designed and styled is what defines the exteriors of Renault Fluence. With all the car makers going gaga over makeovers and styling of the car Fluence retains its simple yet futuristic design with aplomb even after its engine upgrade the looks remain the same. The car had a very differently styled bonnet and two front grilles. The feel of the exteriors is chic with elegantly designed headlamps. The large lower front grille attached to the fog lamps compliments the overall design of the car. The design is dynamic and the customary body coloured handles and rear view mirrors complete the look of the car. the front fascia gives shy eyed look in front but the rear is styled aggressively. Fluence is spacious and has length of 4618mm and a width of 1813 mm and the car stands tall at 1488mm with a wheelbase of 2703mm. The car comes in elegant colour palette of four. The palette is sophisticated and is not loud which further add to the touch of understated elegance. The colours are Ash Beige, Glacier White, Blue Ecume and Pearl Black. The car continues the curvy design even at the rear with leaf shaped tail lights and a compact roof antenna and chrome tipped exhaust is what makes the rear better than the front.
Fluence with French twist in its DNA, luxury comes easy to the design of the interiors of this car. the car comes with fabric upholstery which is elegant yet practical. The centre console sits well in the interior of the car with a perfect blend of clean lines flowing through the dashboard. The car cabin is roomy and easily seats five people comfortably. Adjustable steering column which is covered with leather gives uber chic feel to the car . With tachometer and digital trip meter mounted well in the centre, luxury at par with technology is the mantra for style when it comes to interiors of the car. Cubby holes have been smartly placed to enhance the storage space of the car yet are hidden from the eye view in general which doesn’t spoil the overall feel. The rich use of colour which is dual toned is not harsh on eyes and gives a roomy feel to the cabin.
The car comes fitted with a roaring 1.5 dCi (K9k) engine spar. Which is direct injection diesel engine with a displacement of 1461 cc and four cylinders . The car churns out an impressive torque of 240Nm@2000 rpm and a maximum power of 108.4bhp@4000rpm. The engine is coupled with six speed manual gearbox . The car is economically a star and gives a whooping mileage of 20.4kmpl. the car boasts of a top speed of 185 kmph and can easily accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph in mere 14 seconds.
The car comes fitted with cruise control and ensures butter smooth ride even on steep turns and sharp curves. The car has Mc Pherson type with coil spring as the front suspension and standard trailing arm type in the rear. The car has ventilated disc in front and customary disc brakes in the rear. With diesel engine noise well under control the drive becomes a pleasure.
The car comes fitted with host of safety features to ensure a very secure ride. the car has anti lock braking system with brake assist with driver and passenger airbags . The car also has side and front impact beams to provide more strength to its structure plus plus engine mobiliser are few of the things which make this car a safe citadel in its own way.
The car has an excellent ride quality due to its ergonomics well taken care of. Renault Fluence comes with seat lumbar support and roomy and plush interiors ensure enough legroom and headspace which makes long journey as delightful experience. Key less entry and a very effective audio system mounted in the centre with Bluetooth connectivity and audio controls mounted on the steering wheel ensure that the ride is worth its while.
Strong style quotient with a powerful engine under the bonnet is where this car scores over its competitors.
The car is priced tad heavily than the Chevrolet cars which offer same features yet in a economical way.
The mechanism by which power is transmitted from the engine to the wheels.Transmission type could be Manual,Automatic, Continuously Variable Transmission, or Semi-Automatic.
The maximum amount of fuel that the engine can burn in one complete cycle of all the cylinders together.
The amount of work the engine can do over a period of time. It is measured in Horsepower. One Horsepower is equal to the energy needed to lift 550 pounds at a height of one foot for one second. 1 PS=1.01387 bhp.
The maximum power output the engine can
produce over a particular range of speed.
Sudden braking at high speeds can cause the brakes to lock up and the car to skid. The electronic sensors in the Anti Lock braking System rapidly pressurize and depressurize the brakes, thus stopping them from locking up.
Look and Style good Comfort good but seat needs to refabrication for more comfort Pickup good Mileage disappointed, as actual on high way is 12.9 KM/ liter. company says will improve after firs ...
I made the mistake of opting for a Renault Fluence (over it's more established competitors like Toyota Corolla Altis and Hyundai Elantra), and would strongly advise all of you considering buying Renau ...
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