Renault India launched its first independent model Fluence in India, priced at 12.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the diesel variant and 14.40 lakh for the fully-loaded petrol version.
Renault’s petrol engine will develop 137bhp while the diesel will produce 105bhp of maximum power. The diesel powered Fluence will have a claimed efficiency figure of 21.84kmpl. The suspension will be well tuned for comfort and the ride is expected to be outstanding. Equipment levels will be on par with the competition and the fully loaded Fluence will sport features like Keyless Start, Bluetooth Connectivity, dual zone climate control, ESP and four airbags among others.
“We are making a new beginning in India. Logan has given us a good learning about the Indian market and customers,” Renault India MD Marc Nassif said. We know what the customer want and have worked hard to customise the new Fluence sedan for the local market,” he added.
But what really sets the Fluence apart from the competition is the super comfortable interiors, which suddenly becomes a unique selling proposition when you enter this high-end sedan segment, where performance and luxury need to be in complete synch with one another. Alloy Wheels, Chrome Finish, Driver Lumbar Support, Storage Boxes Cup holders, Plush Leather upholstery and Rear Sunblinds all come together to make the Fluence one very comfortable car, whether you choose to take the wheel or just sit back and get driven around the city. But apart from the above mentioned aesthetics, there’s plenty of user friendly and purposeful technology in the new Fluence to support its wide frame and power its streamlined body.
The Renault Fluence has been fitted with some of the best driver focused technologies that one can expect from the upper segment premium sedan class of automobiles. This includes Tilt + Telescopic Steering, Engine Start/Stop, Smart Access, Cruise Control, Bluetooth connectivity to name a few. Safety has been given utmost importance in this car with SRS Airbags (Driver + Passenger), ABS with EBD, Electronic Stability Program and ASR coming as standard with the two versions on sale here in India.
The new Fluence from Renault is priced at Rs 12.99 lakh (Ex-showroom Delhi) for the Diesel and Rs 14.40 lakh (Ex-showroom Delhi) for the Petrol versions, and is poised to go up against well-perched competition like the Skoda Laura, Toyota Corolla Altis and the Chevrolet Cruze here in India