Back in July, a couple of real interesting snaps revealed the Fluence facelift which was caught along with the current Fluence inside Renault’s Chennai Factory Yard.
What was being speculated widely is now in front of our eyes. Here are the first on-road spyshots of Renault Fluence facelift testing in Chennai for a show at our market courtesy Motor Vikatan.
The mule is running with hidden company logos at the front as well as rear. The variant and engine details are also hidden. The new bonnet also carries some camouflage but rest of the car shows of its well-laid out new design creases.
The new updated Fluence comes with fresher and striking design features with some neatly-done changes. It carries new front grille with a larger Renault logo, fresher front bumper, 3-section air dam, new LED DRLs housed over the fog lamps, 10-spoke alloy wheels and more. Also note the black colored side cladding the mule is sporting.
While this is about the exteriors, the interiors also carry changes like new upholstery, new LCD screen (which is standard across the range), more connectivity options, Automatic Parking brakes, front and rear parking sensors etc. What all would make their way into India remains to be seen.
Renault offers Fluence in India with a 1.5L diesel engine capable of churning out 110ps of power and 240Nm of torque and comes with a rated fuel efficiency of 20.4kmpl. It also gets a 2.0L 137PS, 190Nm petrol engine with a rated fuel efficiency of 13.4kmpl.
Would there be any changes to the engine options is not known for now but the international Fluence does come with a bigger 1.6L DCI diesel engine. Renault currently brings the Fluence as a CKD in India, however, there are chances that the new facelifted Fluence may get more localized content to ensure that the new updated car is a more attractive option in the D-segment.
What gets confirmed is that the launch should be closer and we may expect Renault to showcase the new facelifted Fluence at the Auto Expo in February.
So, which one is more attractive – the current Fluence or the new Fluence?