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Renault has just a new compact mid-size sedan the Fluence for its Turkish, Russian, and markets. The Fluence is sized to in between the usual C- and D-segment making it a bit larger than the and smaller than the Laguna. The drive four door is based on the platform of the Renault SM3 which is built and sold in Korea.

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[Source: Renault]

PRESS

August 31st, 2009


FLUENCE: FOR TRAVELLING IN STYLE

is to enhance its range in autumn with an elegant new saloon: Renault Fluence was designed the aim of standing out as the most attractive car of its and several features set it apart rivals: beneath its strong, exterior, Fluence features a cabin and a barrage of useful aids. Fluence targets looking for a status-enhancing saloon and be built on the

existing assembly at the Oyak-Renault plant in Bursa, where the booted Mégane II was produced.

Passenger comfort is by generous dimensions:

• long, 1,809mm wide, high and a wheelbase of 2,702mm,

530dm3 of boot space,

more passenger space any main rival, including of elbow room at the front and at the rear.

An ergonomically sound position:

• Fluence’s features elegant, flowing and key functions fall easily to these include the controls for the and climate control systems, the radio and telephone fingertip controls and the controls for the cruise limiter,

• the driver’s has a huge range of adjustments, fore or aft and +/-35mm in terms of the steering wheel can be adapted for and reach, too.

A comfortable, cabin:

• the 60/40-spilt seat is wide and comfortable,

the cabin features more 23 litres of stowage space, an illuminated, refrigerated glovebox litres) and a 2.2-litre centre cubby,

• a climate system with front and vents is standard, even on models; automatic dual-zone control is available as an option.

A of user-friendly, high-tech features commonly associated with range models:

• entry and ignition card automatic locking of the doors as the walks away from the

• the new, integrated TomTom® navigation system for than €500,

• a range of audio options the range-topping 3D Sound by Arkamys® Bluetooth® telephony and ‘Plug digital connectivity.

A blend of comfort and top-class roadholding by engines which combine with fuel economy:

• a chassis that efficiency with comfort and pleasure,

• a comprehensive of engines, with four and five diesel Renault options.

Rigorously designed to even the most exacting demands:

• a comprehensive of leading safety features: ABS and emergency braking assist, up to six airbags, three-point seatbelts pretensioners and load limiters, control with speed etc.

• reliability and proven by a ferocious testing our quality control systems are with certain markets’ demanding road conditions in

A strong environmental stance:

all diesel models in the Fluence have a CO2 emissions rating of and qualify for the Renault eco²

• in 2011, the Renault will be boosted by the introduction of an version of Fluence proof attractive, comfortable, spacious are by no means incompatible with for the environment.

1. ELEGANT, FLUID

Harmonious, modern forms

new, four-door saloon is metres long and its size and levels of standard equipment it halfway between the C segment, for family cars, and the segment above.

Streamlined headlights the start of an elegant waist which sweeps harmoniously Fluence’s sides to the boot. The and chromed grille of the upper air embellish the car’s front-end with a sporting flourish, Renault Fluence’s status-enhancing is heightened by its sculptured wheel and long bonnet. At the rear, the two-part lights allow a boot aperture and reinforce the thoroughly modern styling.

packs several opulent touches: the lower window and trims, foglamp surrounds and handles are finished in chrome, the B-pillar uprights are gloss along with body side protective mouldings.

of strength and quality

The sense of and safety is reinforced by the carefully balance between the windows and the surface area of the doors, the part of which incorporates panels. Seen from the a distinctive character line rearward from the rounded wings before emphasizing the rear haunches.

Renault creates an impression of quality, and attention has been paid to the fit and of body panels (windscreen and refuelling flap, for example). The bumper incorporates discreet sensors. At rest, the windscreen are tucked away behind the upper edge, partly for reasons, but also to reduce noise and improve aerodynamic

A simple yet elegantly styled

In the cabin, the airy facia incorporates taut, uncluttered that are complemented by the sweep of the trim strip. Essential functions and useful accessories all easily to hand. They are around the steeringwheel and centre with a view to freeing up as space as possible and to making the car more user-friendly.

Significant went into choosing the materials and finish: the integrated dashboard cowling has a soft-touch yet it is also resistant to everyday and exposure to direct sunlight.

The in range is equally visible in details such as the chrome applied to door handles, surrounds and gearlever knob, as as the availability of either light- or hued leather upholstery.

Particular attention has been to the decorative trimming to create a range of distinctive ambiances, and distinguish between different levels. Customers can choose a light, elegant interior exudes a sense of wellbeing, or something darker, with sporting overtones.

2. RENAULT PUTS THE ACCENT ON TRAVELLING

An ergonomic driving position

It is easy to feel at home at the of Renault Fluence, thanks to its ergonomics and straightforward interfaces. On every driver will be to find the ideal seating thanks to a wide range of options, with all the controls at hand. In a matter of seconds, he or she

— adjust the angle of the and headrest,

— alter the of lumbar support,

— the steeringwheel for rake and reach1,

vary the seat position (it can be fore and aft through up to 240mm, and up or by +/- 35mm).

All essential cockpit fall easily to hand. include the controls for the navigation and control systems, the steeringwheel-mounted and telephone fingertip remote and the controls for the cruise control/speed

Space and a place for everything

The of onboard comfort is embellished by to detail in the realm of reduced levels and high standards of space, including class-topping room (1,480mm at the front, at the rear).

Renault Fluence’s provides more than 23 of stowage space, including an refrigerated2, nine-litre glovebox, a centre console and a 2.6-litre bin in front door. The 530dm3 capacity is one of the biggest in its class. is facilitated by a low sill and a large aperture, which has been possible by incorporating one part of the light cluster within the lid.

The 60/40-split folding seat enables the load to be increased to suit the needs of the The absence of any steel partition the cabin and the boot makes feature particularly useful long or bulky items to be carried.

Perfect cabin at all times

No effort has been in terms of thermal comfort, To ensure maximum efficiency, in international markets exposed to heat and humidity, all versions of Fluence feature climate as standard equipment even at level. The system is complemented by air positioned:

— at the base of the as well as at the centre and both of the dashboard for front- seat

— beneath the front and at the rear of the centre console for sitting at the back.

1 Depending on

2 On vehicles equipped with climate control

On some automatic dual-zone climate is also available. Tried and on the Mégane range, this is supremely efficient without intrusively noisy. It enables the and front passenger to select temperature and fan-speed preferences via the Fast’ control:

— the mode optimizes thermal and comfort and swiftly adjusts the to an appropriate setting,

— the ‘Soft’ mode places the on effective distribution,

— the mode ensures rapid of the whole cabin.

3. ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY TO EASE THE OF TRAVELLING AND MOTORING

New, Carminat TomTom® navigation

Simple to use, the Carminat navigation system costs than €500 and provides:

clear, precise maps on a 5.8-inch screen,

— traffic information and alternative options,

— notification of limits,

— a comprehensive of points of interest,

— alerts (depending on market),

a range of functions that can be to suit individual needs or

The system’s integration within the is a pledge of quality and security. It is to update and extend, too, by linking its SD card to the internet. A dedicated website (http://www.renault-multimedia.com) up-to-the-minute road network and enables users to make set-up changes.

A new audio whose watchwords are ‘sound and ‘connectivity’

Renault Fluence from the entry level RadioSat Classic system includes an MP3-compatible CD player and an RCA

For customers who crave more performance, Renault has worked Arkamys® to develop the 3D Sound by system which incorporates:

a powerful 140W system eight speakers (four and four tweeters),

— connectivity,

— Arkamys® sonic tuning, which three-dimensional surround sound, precise reproduction and tailors to suit the forms of the cabin and the employed,

— a double to provide optimal radio

The Plug Music option drivers to control auxiliary (such as an iPod®, or anything a USB connection) via the steeringwheel-mounted fingertip controls. The menu and playlists are on the dashboard screen.

Bluetooth® also enables the driver to the telephone via the steeringwheel- mounted control.

Several other practical touches complete high-tech package (available as on some models, or as an option on These include a hands-free and ignition card (with locking of doors as the card-holder away from the car) and control with speed

4. SHEER DRIVING PLEASURE

handling

Renault Fluence’s delivers an efficient, comfortable and ride. The aim of Renault’s engineers was to steering and handling precision minimal noise and vibrations. front suspension features struts with rectangular arms, while the rear a programmed-deflection flexible beam.

Fluence also benefits a particularly effective braking with large discs provide both outstanding power and durability. The electric steering combines precise feedback with quick, response to instructions from the It is easy to use and feels completely

Engines that combine with fuel economy

launch, and depending on market, Fluence will be available a wide range of thrifty which are all a pleasure to drive.

Two engines, each available in two

— 1.6 16V 110hp, with transmission or manual gearbox

2.0 16V 140hp, with continuously transmission (CVT) or manual

A choice of five variants of the 1.5 dCi block:

— dCi 85

— dCi 90

— dCi 105

— dCi 110 DPF3

— dCi 110 DPF the new dual clutch transmission

All diesel-engined versions return CO2 of 119g/km and qualify for the Renault environmental hallmark.

3 Strictly versions available in May 2010

4 at the end of 2010

5. SOLID FOUNDATIONS

and durability proven by extreme testing a hallmark of Renault In addition to all the standard tests, has added another 800 quality to take into account the road conditions found in the of the countries where Renault will be marketed.

Fluence from Renault’s ongoing to reduce the cost of everyday by between 20 and 30 per cent. For instance, intervals have been to 30,000 kilometres (or every two on all diesel models (with the of the dCi 85: 20,000km/every year), while control systems no longer to be replenished.

Real-world safety meets customers’ needs and

Fluence was designed using the philosophy that applies the Renault range. The company has on studies conducted by LAB5 and used its extensive engineering to develop efficient safety relevant to the real-world driving found in all the countries where is marketed.

Entry-level Fluence will be equipped with:

ABS with electronic brakeforce

— emergency braking with automatic activation of the warning lights,

— ESC stability control) with understeer control,

— inertia-reel seatbelts, with and load limiters for the front

— inertia-reel seatbelts load limiters for all three seats,

— driver and airbags6, two lateral thorax and two curtain airbags6,

— alert if driver or passenger are unfastened6,

— three-point anchorage for outer rear

— cruise control speed limiter6,

— headrests.

5 LAB: the Accident Biomechanics and Human Behaviour of PSA Peugeot-Citroën and Renault

6 Depending on or market

6. THREE MAIN

Renault Fluence goes on in Turkey from November and benefit from the Mégane II door’s fine reputation in best-selling markets: Turkey, and Romania.

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Turkey

Launched in 2003, the Mégane II four-door met considerable success in Turkey. than 140,000 cars sold in six years, making it the popular car in its class. It annexed than 20 per cent of sales in its and emerged as one of the country’s top three overall. The medium-compact segment to expand and accounted for more 40 per cent of 2008 car sales in (up from 36 per cent in 2005).

Of four-door saloons are the dominant and account for 70 per cent of sales.

to the Mégane II four-door’s powerful, 1.5 dCi engine, Turkish drivers had a option in this class for the first time.

Russia

in 2004, the Mégane II four-door has up 60,000 sales in Russia to the brand’s third most model, after Logan and Medium-compact segment sales sharply from 2006 to up from 19 per cent of the market to 25 per while four-door saloons sales.

In Russia, the Renault group a one-point market share up to 4.7 per in the first half of 2009, though the overall market was by 48.6 per cent. Despite the of the current economic crisis, remains a key market for Renault, huge growth potential in to come.

Romania

More 35,000 four-door Mégane IIs been sold since its in September 2003. In 2007, it out as the fourth most popular car in with sales of more 10,000 units.

The medium-compact represents 30 per cent of the national and four-door saloons account for those sales. Until the Mégane II four-door was the best-selling car in its By 2009, despite being six old, it remained the fourth popular car in Romania and was second in domestic sales chart.

7. AT THE OYAK-RENAULT PLANT IN BURSA,

Built in 1969, the ISO 9001- and ISO Oyak-Renault factory in Bursa, deploys the manufacturing standards set out by the Production Way (SPR). Fluence is the model currently built at the alongside New Renault Symbol and the five-door and estate versions of III.

Renault has invested million in Bursa to build

Staff at Bursa can call plenty of experience, having two previous generations of the three- box while further investment has production facilities:

— half the latest investment was on providing tooling for suppliers.

The balance was spent on the factory and assigned as follows:

o €35 on stamping equipment: 40 sets of comprising 171 tools, were to build Renault Fluence’s and superstructure.

o €21 million on the shop: a new, versatile line (Alliance Industrial System) has been created to a process developed by the Renault-Nissan This system enables car body styles to pass the same line. Bursa can manufacture two different body on the same platform, and the new procedures enable the plant to double its

This new line also dedicated hubs for the preparation of as well as for preparing the assembly and welding clamps used by the

45,000 hours of training to factory personnel for Renault arrival

Renowned for its excellent quality, the Bursa factory the production of its 3,000,000th vehicle in 2008. Its exemplary standards are thanks to a highly qualified some 420,000 hours dedicated to staff training in and 45,000 of those were to production of Renault Fluence.

160 of staff spent time at Technocentre in Guyancourt, France: 60 machine operators and the remaining 100 quality control engineers, quality assessors (Alliance Evaluation Standard) and engineering who were able to oversee the of the first batch of Fluence at the CRPV (Prototype Vehicle Centre) and prepare for the car’s at the factory.

The Bursa factory has a range of measures in line the Renault group’s commitment to the Bursa was granted ISO 14001 in 1999 and benefits from investment and training programmes. As a it has succeeded in reducing its consumption of (per car built) by more 45 per cent between 2001 and

8. OYAK-RENAULT FACTORY (BURSA-TURKEY)

of creation: 1969

General Tarık Tunalıoğlu

Workforce: 6 276 as of December 31st, 2008

Body / assembly and Mechanics

area: 51 hectares of which hectares of covered buildings

since its creation, the factory has 15 different models, it has gradually on the

segment of the compact averages

1969: Creation of the Oyak company

• 1971: of production of the Renault 12

• Start of production of the C engines

1985: Start of production of the 9

• 1987: Start of of the Renault 11

• 1990: of production of the Renault 21

• Start of production of the Renault 19

1995: Production of the millionth

• 1996: ISO 9001

• 1997: Start of of the Megane Tricorps (Sedan)

1998: Start of production of the Break on unique site

1999: Start of production of the Tricorps (Sedan)

Start of of the K engine

Certification ISO 14001

2003: Start of production of the Tricorps on unique site

2004: Production of the 2 millionth

• 2006: Start of of the Clio 3 and 5 doors.

Production of the 2 limp with speed

and export of 250 000 Megane Tricorps

2007: Start of production of the Grand Tour on unique

Export of the 100 000th engine and the vehicle

Record of production, and turnover

• 2008: of production of the New Renault Symbol.

of 3 millionth vehicle

Start of of the K9K engine

• 2009: of the millionth K9K engine

Production Body / assembly (in units)

2000 2001 2002 2004 2005 2006 2008

Production 125 026 140 159 96 860 100 474 132 257 197 353 179 669 228 593 263 656 286 695

Production Power train (in units)

2000 2001 2002 2004 2005 2006 2008

Engines 56 349 128 331 111 621 76 302 90 357 122 184 96 358 91 058 104 915 135 820

Gearboxes 72 483 118 276 70 866 81 922 110 049 163 375 141 150 201 629 235 353 254 884

of the production in 1st Half of the year Megane II Tricorps 11 %, Symbol Tricorps) 25 % and

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