Renault facelifts the Fluence saloon
The new look Fluence gains Renault's new corporate look, similar to that of the recently launched fourth-generation Clio. The new oversized logo is set between LED daytime running lights and a blacked out grille with chrome detailing.
All versions of the Fluence gain new digital instrumentation along with Bluetooth, remote central locking, LED lights, rear parking sensors, cruise control, dual-zone climate control and a multimedia system available - depending on trim level - with entry level cars getting USB and aux-in sockets.
At the top end of the range is the new Renault R-Link multimedia system that incorporates a touchscreen navigation system and telephony functions. In time the R-Link system will also provide access to a catalogue of automotive applications that can be downloaded in the same way as smartphone applications.
Like the current model the new Renault Fluence will be available with a 1.5-litre dCi diesel engine with outputs of either 90- or 110hp. Both manual and automatic transmissions are available, both of which fall below 120g/km for tax Band A motoring. The diesels are joined by a 110hp 1.6-litre petrol engine that emits 155g/km resulting in road tax of €330 per year.
The new Fluence is available to order now with prices ranging from €19,690 for the petrol engined car in Expression trim to €25,990 for a 110hp diesel with automatic transmission in R-Link specification.
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