2013 Renault Fluence Facelift Unveiled [Photo Gallery]
The car comes with the same soft-V shaped black grille as the Clio IV, joining together the headlights and created a sort of elegant strength. The Fluence also gets new LED daytime running lights in the lower bumper underneath the fog lights, which also give the car a “dynamic” roof.
The Fluence will make its debut at the Istanbul Motor Show, where it will show up powered by a new 1.6 16V 115 petrol engine mated to the new X-Tronic CVT automatic transmission. Renault says this engine and transmission combination offer a “significant reduction in fuel consumption” to 6.4 liters/100km, while CO2 emissions are down 15% to 149 grams per kilometer.
The engine range also includes a diesel dCi 110 EDC (Efficient Dual Clutch) for the relaxed drivers who want diesel. The diesel range also includes the 1.6-liter dCi 130 engine which has best-in-class power and a fuel consumption of just 4.6 litres/100km, equivalent to 119g of CO2/km.
Production of the “new” Fluence will start at the Oyak-Renault factory in Bursa, Turkey, and sales begin in Turkey in January 2013.
“The changes featured on New Renault Fluence are perfectly in phase with the needs of our key international markets, like Turkey and Russia,” notes Hyun-Young Kwak, Project Marketing Manager, Renault Fluence.
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