Renault Fluence: small sedan gets first facelift |CarAdvice

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Renault Fluence

: small gets first facelift

The Fluence has come in for its first but the changes are limited to minor and interior equipment tweaks.

On the the nip-tucked Renault Fluence a larger chrome grille three horizontal slats, mimics the Renault Koleos SUV, in addition to new alloy designs (16-inch Dynamique/17-inch new black-tinted projector headlights to improve night-time range, and a chrome strip. A new Brown hue replaces Midnight on the colour palette.

Inside, the Fluence picks up a speedometer from its Megane sibling.

The $23,143 Fluence Dynamique (plus-$2K auto CVT) gets new cloth seat and Arkamys six-speaker audio Bluetooth connectivity, with of the equipment additions reserved for the model. The auto-only $30,298 Privilege adds new ‘premium’ trim, Bose audio nine-inch subwoofer, a seven-inch touch-screen housing the satellite and reversing camera, an electric brake, and proximity-sensor technology for the Key, allowing drivers to and lock the car and start the car with the key in pocket.

Continuing as the only engine is a 2.0-litre petrol four-cylinder produces 103kW of power at and 195Nm of torque at 3750rpm.

most small sedans in the Renault’s entry-level sedan to cost more than its hatchback. The Fluence Dynamique costs $2155 more the Megane Expression hatch, and it misses out on Renault’s new 1.2-litre engine. it uniquely adds wheels, fog lights, automatic and dual-zone climate control rear seat air vents.

The Fluence Privilege also $308 more than the Privilege, but while it exclusively a Bose audio and touchscreen it also misses out on the heated seats, front parking and ‘Visio’ – Renault’s auto-dip and lane departure warning – standard on its sibling.

The Korean-made Fluence has been a seller for Renault since its in 2010, this year only 120 sales to August, even by the Proton Preve has tallied 167 units over the period. Despite this, Renault earlier this year at the Megane launch that it committed to selling the small while admitting that its base has predominantly been the of fleet buyers.

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