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With its long wheelbase and new turbodiesel engine, the new Renault Fluence is easily one of the most spacious and fuel-efficient in its class.

04 Sep 2015

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Privileges can come in many forms, depending on how you view it, what point in life you are at and even the socio-economic factors that surround you.

Young adults may view privileges in the form of being able to hold a dream job, while the higher fliers in our society enjoy privileges like travelling first class for a business trip to Paris.

To car buyers in Singapore, a high Carbon Emission Vehicle Scheme (CEVS) rebate of $10,000 (as of 1st July 2015) is certainly a privilege and is what you can expect with the facelifted 2015 Renault Fluence Diesel 1.5T dCi Privilege.

The update presents a chic new design which compliments the hint of French fashion that the Fluence retains

Up close and Personal

Revisions to the Fluence's styling are subtle but meticulous. The majority of the design tweaks happen up front. Eye-catchingly, the larger Renault logo is now set against a glossy black grille and perfected with a chrome strip that extends to meet the new set of headlamps. The French automobile manufacturer has also revised the Fluence with a larger lower air intake that broadens towards the base with chrome trimmings that fence around the pair of fog lights.

No update is complete without a new set of wheels and those on the Fluence are 17-inch Akihiro sports rims that further sharpen its look. This visual blend of curves and chrome give the Fluence a striking presence that its predecessor lacked.

Not much has changed on the inside and you may find the interior vaguely similar to that in the Renault Megane Hatch Diesel. For the Privilege-specific interior trim, the seats are finished with grey stitching and white piping. This constrast stitching extends to its sports steering wheel, gear knob and handbrake to give the car a more premium pose.

For the price of a Japanese sedan, the Fluence comes equipped with a Renault R-Link multimedia system operated via a 7.0-inch coloured touchscreen, navigation, voice control, ECO Trip Report, Bluetooth connectivity, a digital instrument cluster, tyre pressure monitor, electric sunroof and walk-away auto lock.

A 530 litre boot proves that the Fluence is a car that is big in size but small in price














Renault claims that the Fluence is the most spacious sedan and has the largest boot amongst its competitors. After a day in the car, we do agree that it is more spacious than even the Toyota Altis with its longer wheelbase and larger boot capacity. If you're looking for a European car without that infamous European pricing, there is some serious bang for buck in this car.
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Car Information

This model is no longer being sold by local distributors

Price

: -

Engine Type

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4-cylinder in-line 16-valve Turbocharged

Engine Cap

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1461cc

Horsepower

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82kW (110 bhp) / 4000 rpm

Torque

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240 Nm / 1750 rpm

Transmission

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6-speed (A) EDC

Acceleration (0-100 km/h)

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11.9sec

Top Speed

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185km/h

Fuel consumption

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22.7 km/L

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