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RENAULT Fluence – Electric Car Dynamique 70kW Auto

Renault Fluence review

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Mark road tests and reviews the Fluence

JUST as the Jetta is a with a boot, so too the Renault is a Megane with a boot.

But it is so more. With a 4.6m length and 2.7m wheelbase, is a genuine five-seater that this small car closer to the category.

Yet this isn t the replacement for the That s the even larger which is coming early year. New Renault Australia Justin Hocevar is optimistic the Fluence will rank the new Megane Hatch and Koleos SUV as the biggest sellers in their

The Fluence is arriving in our showrooms now in the s new strategy of two trim levels, and Privilege. Hocevar says the strategy will be less for customers.

The Fluence sedan sell for the drive-away price of for the Dynamique manual. It is listed at the CVT is an extra $2000 and the top-spec with CVT is listed at $29,990. aligns it more closely the Japanese competitors than its counterparts.

Yet Renault hasn t cut on features. The Dynamique includes a key card for keyless unlocking and starting, Bluetooth connectivity music streaming and dual climate control air conditioning.

adds satnav, a 3D sound electric glass sunroof, leather upholstery, passenger height adjustment with support, multimedia connection box input socket and USB), parking sensors and 17-inch wheels.

The Fluence shares engine and with the Megane Hatch. It s by a two-litre four-cylinder engine 103kW and 195Nm of torque, to a six-speed manual or a six-step

Satnav is included on the Privilege but because they have run out of for buttons on the centre console, you get a control. This could get lost under a seat and it s to use, although it does back-seat drivers to really you where to go.

The new Fluence is an elegant sedan with a generous body length and 2.7m creating a lot of space for five

Streamlined, horizontal headlights and give the vehicle a feline It s elegant in its simplicity, but a little around the lower door

Inside, it is an identical setup to the new except for a larger rear much more legroom and and, of course, a boot. cargo area is one of the biggest in its at 530 litres and the access is wide and low a flat boot floor and a folding rear seat for long items such as a

The cabin is airy and comfortable plenty of soft-touch surfaces, where you might want to a bony elbow. There is a lot of around the door handles, surrounds and gearlever knob, and a of light or dark leather in the Privilege.

There are also practical touches such as a glovebox. Inside and out, the car has a fit and finish.

All Renaults have a high of active and passive safety for their class. Standard systems include the now-standard all the usual braking systems and six

It also features cruise and speed limiter, automatic and wipers, fog lights and rear sensors on the Privilege.

The Fluence the refined new Megane almost harsh. It is eerily quiet, and rides with the composure of a bigger car.

Steering is at low speed for easy parking and up as speed gathers with a weight and feel. Despite its rid, it still swaps on twisty roads with

Renault claims the Fluence s roll angle is 0.42 for acceleration of 1m/s2 compared a segment average of 0.45. It s all gobbledygook, but it means it sits in corners and won t make the kids in the rear bench.

RENAULT Fluence – Electric Car Dynamique 70kW Auto

While the CVT makes the engine the noise is fainter than in the thanks to sound insulation. it is identical to the Megane, except for the room front and back.

The Fluence should win some in the growing small-to-medium sedan with its high levels of its sophisticated looks, its quiet and its attractive price tag.


Price: $22,990 man, $25,990 driveaway) (Dynamique CVT), $29,990 CVT)

Engine: 1997cc, 4-cylinder

Power: 103kW @

Torque: 195Nm @ 3750rpm

Transmission: 6-speed manual, CVT

Turning cycle: 11.1m

6.5 J 16 and 17 inch

Tyres: 205/60 R16 and R17

Suspension: MacPherson struts flexible beam (rear)

RENAULT Fluence – Electric Car Dynamique 70kW Auto
RENAULT Fluence – Electric Car Dynamique 70kW Auto
RENAULT Fluence – Electric Car Dynamique 70kW Auto
RENAULT Fluence – Electric Car Dynamique 70kW Auto
RENAULT Fluence – Electric Car Dynamique 70kW Auto
RENAULT Fluence – Electric Car Dynamique 70kW Auto


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