"Fluence Renault" - super-economical sedan of the middle class
This front-drive business model Renault -fast, maneuverable - is called a "taxi driver's dream" for an amazing economy. Vice President of Renault Design Lawrence van den Aker seems to have been able to find the "key" to the European car market, which ensures serious sales of the "Renault Renault" sedan. Recently, this brand of car underwent corporate design modernization: in addition, the exterior was developed, the range of engines was extended, the changes also touched the salon.
It is no coincidence that the venerable engineer and designer Lawrencevan den Aker dropped the words about what will make the whole world fall in love with Reno! First - about the "heart" of the car. "On the Flood" remained a well-proven complete engine with a displacement of 1.6 and a power of 109 hp. and five-speed manual - for "Renault Floens" 2013 (price - 625 thousand rubles). But in parallel to it the updated package includes a more powerful engine with a displacement of 1.6 (115 hp) with the X-Tronic CVT variator (price - 703, 5 thousand rubles). This top equipment is a hit of the season: having reduced gasoline consumption per 100 km by 1.3 liters, the company brought it up to 6.4 liters! Do you think that Renault Renault corporate designers have "braked" on this ringing note? As is known, Fluence Renault is produced by automobile plants in Bursa (Turkey) and Avtoframos company (Moscow).
For the Turkish market, where the prices for gasoline are traditionallyhigh, entered the series model with diesel engines in 110 hp. and 130 HP, which will provide fuel consumption - 5.6 liters per 100 km! Do you think its sales will grow in Turkey? Of course, we expect the "diesel" and at home. Also went to the series of equipment with a more powerful engine capacity of 2.0, aggregated with manual transmission (price - 761.5 thousand rubles) and automatic transmission X-Tronic CVT (price - 801.5 thousand rubles). But in this case, extra "horses" noticeably reduced the efficiency of a hundred-kilometer - up to 7, 8 liters (on the machine) and up to 8.0 liters (on the mechanic).
It would be unfair not to touchconceptual design changes "Fluence Renault". Immediately note that the style of the car itself has been scrupulously and consistently changed to sporting, while maintaining the same dimensions in length, width, height (4620 mm, 1809 mm, 1479 mm). The renewed bumper with fog lights is harmonious with the wings, the modified concept of the head optics, the "torn" trapezoidal air intake, the new form of representation of the corporate rhomboid sign "Renault", the aerodynamic embossing of the hood. Descending podkonnaya line, "sports" feed and aerodynamic embossing on the lateral surfaces are harmonious and original. Clearance "Renault Renault" is 160 mm, but with a driver, four passengers, loaded trunk (capacity - 500 liters) is reduced to 120 mm.
As already mentioned, the changes also touched the salon. For example, the quality of finishing materials has significantly improved. The current basic configuration involves a digital panel, draws attention to the novelty - automatic handbrake, won the ergonomics of the front seats. The top-end equipment also includes the "cool" multimedia system R-Link. Thinking about the benefits of the updated specifications of Renault Fluence? The owners' comments indicate qualitative changes, but also about a certain price increase. However, we all understand that the significant innovations proposed by the French automakers are worth the money.