The French automaker Renault has made a very interesting move on the car market. They have launched a compact sedan named Renault Fluence. The Renault Fluence is practically a rebadged version of the Samsung SM3. At this point, you must be extremely confused. Samsung makes cars too? Well, yes, Samsung does make cars, but only for the Korean market. The Renault Fluence is the Sedan version of the new generation of the Renault Megane. From what it seems, the very good looking Renault Fluence will only hit the Turkish, Russian and Romanian markets.
Still, the North American market has a chance to see the Fluence too. Penske Automotive Group, the new owner of Saturn, has signed a deal with the French automaker Renault, so it is quite possible that the Americans will see the Renault Flurence under the Saturn nametag.
Potential customers will have to choose from an impressive list of engines and transmissions. To be more precise, we are talking about a 1.6 liter petrol engine that has an output of 110 horsepower that will be linked to either a manual gearbox or to an automatic transmission. Another interesting choice is represented by the 2.0 liter petrol engine that has an output of 140 horsepower that will be mated to a CVT transmission. Moving towards the diesel side, we can see a 1.5 liter dCi engine that has four different outputs. So, the same 1.5 liter dCi diesel engine can have outputs of 85, 90, 105 and 110 horsepower. It is important to mention that the 1.5 liter dCi engines that have outputs of 90 and 110 horsepower also have a DFP (Diesel Particulate Filter). All the four different versions of the 1.5 liter dCi engine will be linked to a manual gearbox, with the exception of the 110 horsepower versions that will also be offered optionally with the new dual clutch transmission made by Renault.
Renault has big plans for the Fluence model, intending to launch an electric version of the compact sedan in 2011. The Renault Fluence has a luggage capacity of 530 liters and will be 4620 millimeters long. The French automaker intends to build the Renault Fluence at its plant located in Bursa, Turkey. It is interesting to know that at the same plant Renault currently produces the Megane II sedan. All in all, the Renault Fluence compact sedan looks very good for its segment and most probably low pricing. It is also very important to mention that his car has nothing to do with the 2004 Renault Fluence concept.
You can see a video of the Renault Fluence here
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