The new Renault Fluence sedan has been revealed at the Istanbul Motor Show today. The new Fluence features improved styling bringing it in line with Renault’s latest design cues as well as a range of in-car technologies and a new 1.6-litre engine.
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The new Renault Fluence is powered by a new 1.6-litre, 16-valve petrol engine that now produces 86kW compared to the previous 81kW. This engine is mated to the new X-Tronic Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) automatic transmission. Fuel consumption has improved to 6.4-litres/100km, an improvement of 1.3-litres compared to its predecessor. The Fluence also has a reduced CO2 emissions figure of 149g/km, an improvement of 15%.
Depending on the market, the Fluence will also feature a new 1.6-litre turbodiesel engine that produces 97kW. This diesel variant consumes only 4.6-litres/100km with a corresponding CO2 emissions figure of 119g/km.
The new Renault Fluence features a revised front-end which now incorporates a vertically set logo against a black strip with chrome beading. LED Daytime Running Lights (DRLs) with chrome and gloss black inserts add to the dynamic appeal of the Fluence.
On the inside, digital instrumentation is now available for all models and the Fluence benefits from the use of new upholsteries. The Fluence is also equipped with the Renault R-Link multimedia system that incorporates a touch screen display with voice commands. The Renault R-Link system features navigation and telephony functions and can be connected to portable music devices. Access to the R-Link Store catalogue for downloadable automotive applications will be made available soon after launch. ?All Renault Fluence models are equipped with Bluetooth radios with USB and jack sockets.
The new Renault Fluence will go on sale in Turkey in January 2013 before it’s launched in 55 other countries throughout 2013. The new Fluence can be expected in South Africa in the first half of 2013.