The updated Renault Fluence that adopted the refreshed Renault family look seen first on the new Clio will be coming to India in the first quarter of 2013 if reports from Autocar India are to be believed. The face lifted Renault Fluence was unveiled to the world in November 2012 at the Istanbul Motor Show and sales began in January 2013.
The vertically-set Renault lozenge at the centre of a broad black strip picked out by chrome beading, provides all Renault cars with a dynamic stance. The rumoured LED daytime running lights make an appearance, but in stark contrast to the initial spy images flooding the internet, the daytime running LEDs are in the lower part of the bumper and not integrated in the headlamp housing. The tastefully placed chrome/gloss black inserts add a premium feel without compromising on elegance.
In markets abroad, Renault will proudly introduce the new 1.6 16V 115 engine in the Fluence that will be mated to the new-generation X-Tronic CVT automatic transmission. India might be on the backburner for this mill as well the diesel dCi 130. The dCi 130 is a 1.6-litre diesel engine which is most powerful in its class but with an astounding fuel consumption of 21.7 kpl
India should get the dCi 110 mated to the EDC (Efficient Dual Clutch), essentially a six speed automatic transmission which improves fuel efficiency by 17%.
Head to our design story for more images and details on the new Fluence.