2015 Renault Fluence | new car review

Posted on May 28, 2015 by
2015 Renault Fluence
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  • Rated 4 stars
  • Excellent
AEDAED 47,900 - 63,900
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  • Exterior
    Editor: 80%
  • Interior
    Editor: 80%
  • Quality
    Editor: 70%
  • Features
    Editor: 90%
  • Performance
    Editor: 80%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 80%

Review Summary:

The Fluence is a compact sedan that is manufactured by the French brand and goes up against the likes of the Nissan Sentra and Mazda 3. Cruising the streets of the U.A.E. since 2011, it’s the Korean import that we get out here, with two engine choices on offer.

Pros

Technology that has been crammed into the compact sedan is simply brilliant

Cons

Better materials could have been used within the cabin

Looks

Up front, the Fluence flaunts a rather taut expression with its wrap around oval headlamps, depressed chrome grille and prominent contours along the hood. Character lines that start at the headlamps and zoom down the length of the car, add pizzaz to the otherwise not-so-exciting side profile of the compact sedan.

2014 Renault Fluence side

Feels

Plastic seems to have been the material of choice when the interior of the 2015 Renault Fluence was being put together. Everything from door panels to the dashboard is adorned with hard plastic and while a strip of silver trim divides the dashboard into two sections, a neat infotainment screen sits neatly atop.

2014 Renault Fluence interior

Engineering

Tech is something that Renault have thrown in abundance into the Fluence. In addition to a Bose sound system and an electronic parking brake, the 2015 Fluence features an electronic speed-o-meter, push button ignition and a speed regulator-limiter that will definitely aid in keeping those pesky speeding tickets away.

2014 Renault Fluence side - 2

What’s on offer?

Two engine choices are on offer; a 1.6 litre unit that churns out 117 horsepower at 6,000 RPM and a larger 2.0 litre engine that provides 26 horsepower more. Although their top speeds aren’t vastly different, the 0 – 100 km/h times for the 1.6 litre and 2.0 litre variants are 11.9 seconds and 10.1 seconds respectively.

2014 Renault Fluence front

Summing it…

The basic Renault Fluence starts out at AED 47,900 and although it isn’t as costly as its rivals, it is unlikely that people will opt for the Fluence solely on its price. They could however, opt for the Fluence based on the features it offers or its unique outer shell.

2014 Renault Fluence rear

Specifications

Specifications2015 Renault Fluence2015 Renault Fluence 2.0L
Engine/ Cylinders1.6 litre / 4-cyl2.0 litre / 4-cyl
Max Power
(bhp/rpm)
117 hp @ 6,000 RPM143 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Max Torque
(Nm/rpm)
156 Nm @ 4,400 RPM195 Nm @ 3,750 RPM
TranmissionCVTCVT
DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
0-100 km/h11.9 secs10.1 secs
Top speed175 km/h195 km/h
PriceAED 47,900 - 56,900AED 51,900 - 63,900

One Response to 2015 Renault Fluence | new car review

  1. ashutosh bohidar Reply

    October 11, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    I like this car.

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