April 05, 2012

Renault drives in with the new Fluence E4D

Renault India, the fully owned subsidiary of Renault s.a.s., unveiled the new variant of Renault Fluence Diesel. The new Renault Fluence Diesel E4D is the top of the range version. Renault India had launched the Fluence in May 2011. Within 10 months, the fully
loaded Diesel variant is not only set to woo the sedan lover but is also a strong demonstration of Renault’s commitment to the Indian market. Loaded with luxury features and powered by a new generation Renault’s most successful, 1.5 dCi (K9K) engine this feature rich package is expected to receive a highly positive response. The Fluence E4D Diesel will stand for Renault’s iconic standards in bringing comfort, convenience, styling, safety and technology, all-in-one power packed offering.

The New 1.5 dCi engine will give the Fluence a class leading fuel efficiency of 20.4 kmpl (ARAI figure). The new 1.5 dCi, engine will produces 110 ps of power and 240 nm of Torque. The 1.5 dCi (K9K type) engine has a special place in the diesel range. It is one of Renault’s top-selling engines with more than 1 million units sold globally in 2011.

Speaking on the occasion, Marc Nassif, Managing Director, Renault India Pvt. Ltd. said, “Fluence was the first offering from Renault in India. We are highly pleased with the product’s performance and it has been very well accepted by the Indian customers. The new upgraded Fluence is all about our commitment to the Indian market and is a result of the feedback we have received from our customers. The new Fluence E4D will be powered by the new generation of Renault’s most successful 1.5 dCi (K9K) engine which will give the best combination of power and fuel efficiency in its class."

Engine and transmission
The New Fluence Diesel, with its 1.5 dCi engine produces 110 ps of power and 240 nm of Torque, giving Fluence the best in class fuel efficiency of 20.4 kmpl (ARAI figure). The new engine offers reduced load losses - thanks to an all new Variable Geometric Turbo. The air intake path has been simplified to achieve more efficient turbo performance without much increasing fuel consumption. Moreover, a low inertia turbo improves response at low engine speeds making hassle-free for city drivability. The New Renault Fluence’s Piezo injector significantly improves combustion performance with more precise spray pattern, which in turn increases the engine power. Fluence diesel has the lowest emission standards in its category. 

Interior, space and exterior
Renault’s rich heritage of producing quality and comfortable cars are evident in the New Fluence E4D - Well laid out, spacious interiors, which boasts of a extreme luxury feel. Well thought out cabin space ensures that five adults can easily travel in comfort with ample head and leg room.

Meanwhile, the driver's environment places the accent on visibility and comfort. The ideal driving position is easy to find thanks to the adjustable seats. Traveling comfort is further enhanced by the automatic dual-zone air conditioning and climate control systems with separate vents for the rear seats.

The New Renault Fluence E4D has boot capacity of 530-litres. The dashboard includes a deep glove box.  The new Fluence E4D is also packed with some more exciting features like rain & light sensors, rear parking sensors, smart access card entry, engine start/stop button, electrically foldable ORVMs, 4-speaker music system with USB, AUX-IN & Bluetooth connectivity, 60:40 rear seat split, rear seat center armrest with cup holders, cruise control, leather upholstery rear sunblinds.

SafetyThe New Renault Fluence E4D is equipped with ABS with EBD and Brake Assist, ESP (Electronic stability program) & ASR. It is equipped with an array of occupant protection features like, dual front airbags and side airbags for driver & front Passenger, load limiters.

The New Renault Fluence E4D will be manufactured at its manufacturing facility in Oragadam, Chennai and will be available in all Renault dealership’s across the country.

To further lay emphasis on the after sales services- the company is offering its customers  the 'Renault Complete Care' service package which is a globally benchmarked; offering customers with a host of best-in-class facilities which includes a 4 years/80,000 km warranty, labour free service at 2,000, 10,000 and 20,000 km with 24/7 Roadside Assistance through a dedicated customer helpline, a valet service to pick-up, service & drop off the car, concierge services to help navigate & find hotels, and dinning options. Through Renault Complete Care a Renault customer drives home world-class quality and complete peace of mind. The cars would be serviced by COTECH technicians who have been specially trained at the Renault facility in France.


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