Snapshot: Renault India showcased the facelifted Fluence D-Segment sedan at the 2014 Indian Auto Expo. Along with the showcasing, the French automaker also announced the prices of two diesel variants of the facelifted car. The E2 variant of the car is priced at 14.22 lakh rupees while the top-end E4 variant is priced at 15.81 lakh rupees, both prices reflecting ex-showroom Delhi figures. The Renault Fluence is assembled at Renault-Nissan’s Oragadam factory off Chennai through the completely knocked down (CKD) kit route.
The facelifted Fluence is available only with a turbo diesel engine for now given the fact that the petrol powered variants of the car are dismal sellers to say the least. Although Renault has introduced a more powerful 1.6 liter (130 Bhp-320 Nm) turbo diesel motor on the Fluence Facelift internationally, the India-spec sedan continues to chug along with the 1.5 liter K9K turbo diesel motor that is good for 108 Bhp-240 Nm. A 6 speed manual gearbox drives the front wheels of the Fluence. Although no great shakes when it comes to straight line performance, the 1.5 liter K9K motor is a reliable, frugal (ARAI certified 20.4 Kmpl) and refined performer.
Coming to what’s new on the facelifted version of the Renault Fluence, the car gets the following features:
- A revised front end with a new grille, bumper and daytime running lights
- Projector headlamps
- 16 inch alloy wheels with a new design
- Revised, dual tone dashboard with soft touch finish
- New instrumentation console
The E4 variant of the Fluence adds the following features:
- Rain sensing wipers
- Fog lamp housing with a glossy black finish
- Interior chrome package
- Exteriors chrome package (optional)
- Rear Sunblinds
- Driver seat with lumbar adjust
- Leather seats
- Arkamys 3D sound system with 4 tweeters
- Front parking assist
- Rear AC vents and dual zone climate control
- Automatically folding wing mirrors
Both variants of the Fluence get 4 airbags (driver+passenger and curtain), ABS+EBD, ESP (electronic stability program) and ASR (anti-slip regulation). Bookings for the Fluence Facelift are now open with deliveries slated to begin shortly.
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