The Renault Fluence
is a compact mid-size sedan produced by the French
. The car is built at the Oyak-Renault
plant in Bursa
and Santa Isabel
factory, in Cordoba
for Latin America.
Revealed in August 2009, Fluence is based on the Renault/Nissan C platform
but it is sized between the compact family saloon C-segment and the upper-medium segment.
The Mégane range featured a "three-box" notchback sedan variant until 2008, but this was never a big seller and when, at the end of that year, the Mégane III
was introduced, there was no notch-back version. It is the gap in the range left by the removal of this model from the Franco-Spanish
assembled Mégane range that the Fluence fills in those markets in the company's western European heartland, such as France, Italy, Belgium and, since August 2010, Germany, where Renault offers it.
It is based on the Samsung SM3
, which is itself based on the previous Mégane generation, and not the current Mégane. The Samsung branded car was first presented at the Seoul Motor Show
in April 2009 and the Renault Badged Fluence went on sale in November 2009.
The model has first been offered with two gasoline engines: a 1.6-liter and a 2-liter that can get an optional CVT. The diesel variant is equipped with a 1.5-liter dCi engine, offered in 85, 90, 105 and versions, fitted with Diesel particulate filter
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