Renault after is planning to make a fresh start in India after an unsuccessful start. The company is busy selecting dealers and getting its strategy for a re-entry. Renault will launch the Fluence sedan in India initially followed by Koleos SUV.
Recently the Fluence was caught testing in India. the Fluence is far removed from the Logan’s square lines and getting some nice bold lines. It looks terrific from almost any angle and in India will certainly stand out from its rivals.
In India, the Fluence will be assembled from CKD kits shipped in from Renault’s Turkey plant, a fair bit of local content which will be essential to keep costs down. The Fluence is built on the very capable Renault-Nissan C platform which is also the base for the Megane III.
Under the hood will be a more powerful version of the Logan’s 1.5-litre diesel dCi engine developing 105bhp of max power. The suspension will be well tuned for comfort and the ride is expected to be outstanding.
The Fluence is expected to be launched in April 2011 and will carry a price tag of Rs. 12-13lakh.
Source: Autocar India