2015 Renault Fluence | new car review
Technology that has been crammed into the compact sedan is simply brilliant
Better materials could have been used within the cabin
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Specifications||2015 Renault Fluence||2015 Renault Fluence 2.0L|
|Engine/ Cylinders||1.6 litre / 4-cyl||2.0 litre / 4-cyl|
|Max Power |
|117 hp @ 6,000 RPM||143 hp @ 6,000 RPM|
|156 Nm @ 4,400 RPM||195 Nm @ 3,750 RPM|
|Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|0-100 km/h||11.9 secs||10.1 secs|
|Top speed||175 km/h||195 km/h|
|Price||AED 47,900 - 56,900||AED 51,900 - 63,900|