We all have seen what happened to Renault’s Logan people had issues with its dated looks, service and maintenance issues. French auto manufacturer have decided to launch Fluence in India to give what the Indian customer wants.
Renault has been struggling to attract the customer with the launch of Fluence,
Renault has now started thinking about the one of the most fastest growing Indian market. It has started taking steps to improve its image firstly with Fluence and KOLEOS (4×4 SUV). Three more cars will be launched in 2012 including a small hatchback.
It has been loaded with pleanty of features like Alloy Wheels, Chrome Finish, Driver Lumbar Support, Storage Boxes Cup holders Tilt + Telescopic Steering, Engine Start/Stop, Smart Access, Cruise Control, Bluetooth connectivity to name a few. Safety has been given utmost importance in this car with SRS Airbags (Driver + Passenger), ABS with EBD, Electronic Stability Program and ASR coming as standard with the two versions on sale here in India.
It will be competing in the D segment. It is a segment currently ruled by the Toyota Corolla and includes products such as the Honda Civic, Chevrolet Cruze, Skoda Laura and
Volkswagen Jetta. Over the last few years, this segment has not witnessed the kind of growth that the C and premium D/entry E-segments have seen due to lack of new players. But now, with the entry of Renault, one hopes to see more action here as Honda prepares a new Civic for 2012, Ford plans an entry with the Focus in the same year as well and VW will bring the new Jetta later this year.
The Fluence is powered by a 1.5-litre diesel motor with 112 bhp and is mated to a 6-speed manual while the petrol version is a 2.0-litre motor with 135 bhp and is linked to a six-speed CVT gearbox. Renault is giving 4 years / 80,000 km warranty, Labour-free servicing at 2000, 10,000 and 20,000 km 24/7 Roadside Service support and Call Centre assistance 1800 300 44444.
Prices for the Fluence diesel are pegged at Rs 12.99 lakh, while the petrol model is priced at Rs 14.4 lakh.
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