Over the past months Renault Fluence’s facelift model has been spied over and over again. After seeing all the spy pictures it had become very much clear that the major changes have been brought to the headlamps, grille, front and rear bumper and the tail lamps.
As of yet the car has not been showcased at any of the prestigious auto shows but it will be showcased at the 2012 Paris Motor Show in September. Gladly way ahead of its official unveiling at the Paris how, one of the pictures has emerged over the internet and I must say it looks much better than the outgoing Fluence. This picture is without any camouflage and the new fascia of the Fluence is clearly visible.
The 2013 Renault Clio which we had informed you about recently reflects Renault DeZir concept in styling, whereas the 2013 Fluence is designed along the lines of Renault ZOE Concept hatchback showcased at the 2012 Auto Expo. As evident from the picture above, the list of changes include a new front bumper with a sharper and protruding design, a thin/slender grille (with pronounced Renault logo) that merges with the headlamps on either ends, new crystal clear and sharper headlamps and new strikingly attractive alloys.
On the interior as well a little bit of improvement is expected. Initially the European market will be on top of the priority list for Renault after which the car would most probably come to the Indian market. Presently the outgoing model is doing fairly well with 208 units sold across the country. It comes with three engine options, two diesel and one petrol. The diesel variants sport a 1461 CC CRDI diesel engine which delivers an astonishing 20.4 kmpl while the petrol variant equips a 1997 CC MPFI petrol engine delivering an appreciable 13.4 kmpl.
In April 2012, Renault India also added another low cost diesel variant E2 which is powered by the next generation 1.5 Litre dCi engine with a peak power of 105 BHP and peak torque of 240 Nm which is mated to a 6 speed manual transmission gearbox. Renault is working on creating new variant for Indian markets as the competition is much more stiff here and the buyers are very demanding for high value for their money. We will keep you posted in the developments of the new Fluence for Indian markets. Stay tuned to Car Blog India for more updates.
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