New Renault Fluence going into production

September 1, 2009 at 12:48 pm

Renault Fluence was initially shown as a concept model back in 2004 during Louis Vuitton Car Elegance Classic show in London. It takes Renault four years to make up their mind, but apparently they are going to put it into production, finally! They will make it in Renault plant in Bursa, Turkey and will sell it in Turkey, Romania and Russia.

The Fluence is a four-door saloon and at 4.62 meters long, 1.81m wide and 1.48m high it fits in the compact family sedans segment. It also has a wheelbase of 2.7 meters so it’s roomy inside and with 60/40 split rear seats it is also practical.
New Renault Fluence going into production Renault Fluence 1

The Fluence will be available with two petrol :

  • 1.6 16V 110hp, with automatic transmission or manual gearbox
  • 2.0 16V 140hp, with continuously variable transmission (CVT) or manual gearbox

and 5 diesel engines:

  • dCi 85
  • dCi 90 DPF
  • dCi 105
  • dCi 110 DPF
  • dCi 110 DPF with the new dual clutch transmission (DCT)

All diesel-engined versions return CO2 emissions of 119g/km and qualify for the Renault eco² environmental hallmark.
New Renault Fluence going into production Renault Fluence 2

Entry-level Renault Fluence models will be equipped with:

  • ABS with electronic brakeforce distribution,
  • emergency braking assist, with automatic activation of the hazard warning lights,
  • ESC (electronic stability control) with CSV understeer control,
  • three-point inertia-reel seatbelts, with pretensioners and load limiters for the front seatbelts,
  • inertia-reel seatbelts with load limiters for all three rear seats,
  • driver and passenger airbags, two lateral thorax airbags and two curtain airbags,
  • warning alert if driver or passenger seatbelts are unfastened,
  • three-point Isofix anchorage for outer rear seats,
  • cruise control with speed limiter,
  • latest-generation headrests.

New Renault Fluence going into production Renault Fluence 3

Inside the cabin, you get typical Renault design which suits this car considering its class. But it’s rather well-equipped, apart from the safety features mentioned above, a fully loaded Fluence will have luxury stuff like dual-zone climate control, top-notch 140W stereo with MP3 capability and Blutooth and even a TomTom navigation system which has speed-camera alerts!!!