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Renault is to enhance its range in autumn 2009 with an elegant new saloon: FLUENCE. Renault Fluence was designed with the aim of standing out as the most attractive car of its class and several features set it apart from rivals: beneath its strong, sporting exterior, Fluence features a comfortable cabin and a barrage of useful technological aids.

Fluence targets customers looking for a status-enhancing saloon and will be built on the existing assembly line at the Oyak-Renault plant in Bursa, Turkey, where the booted Mégane II was previously produced.

Passenger comfort is optimized by generous dimensions
4,620mm long, 1,809mm wide, 1,479mm high and a wheelbase of 2,702mm · 530dm3 of boot space, more passenger space than any main rival, including 1,480mm of elbow room at the front and 1,475mm at the rear.

An ergonomically sound driving position

Fluence’s dashboard features elegant, flowing lines and key functions fall easily to hand – these include the controls for the navigation and climate control systems, the steeringwheel-mounted radio and telephone fingertip remote controls and the controls for the cruise control/speed limiter, · the driver’s seat has a huge range of adjustments, 240mm fore or aft and +/-35mm in terms of height; the steering wheel can be adapted for rake and reach, too.

A comfortable, welcoming cabin

The 60/40-spilt rear seat is wide and comfortable, · the cabin features more than 23 litres of stowage space, including an illuminated, refrigerated glovebox (nine litres) and a 2.2-litre centre console cubby. A climate control system with front and rear vents is standard, even on entry-level models; automatic dual-zone climate control is available as an option.

A raft of user-friendly, high-tech features more commonly associated with top-of-the range
models

Hands-free entry and ignition card with automatic locking of the doors as the card-holder walks away from the vehicle, · the new, integrated Carminat TomTom® navigation system for less than €500. A wide range of audio options including the range-topping 3D Sound by Arkamys® system, Bluetooth® telephony and ‘Plug & Music’ digital connectivity. A blend of outstanding comfort and top-class roadholding embellished by engines which combine punch with fuel economy: · a chassis that aligns efficiency with comfort and driving pleasure, · a comprehensive choice of engines, with four petrol and five diesel Renault eco² options.

Rigorously designed to meet even the most exacting customer’s demands

A comprehensive range of leading safety features: standard ABS and emergency braking assist, ESC, up to six airbags, three-point seatbelts with pretensioners and load limiters, cruise control with speed limiter, etc., reliability and durability proven by a ferocious testing regime; our quality control systems are designed with certain markets’ most demanding road conditions in mind.

A strong environmental stance

All diesel models in the Fluence range have a CO2 emissions rating of 119g/km and qualify for the Renault eco² signature, in 2011, the Renault range will be boosted by the introduction of an all-electric version of Fluence – proof that attractive, comfortable, spacious cars are by no means incompatible with respect for the environment.

Text and Pictures: Renault

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