TC Euro Cars (TCEC), the sole franchise holder for Renault in Malaysia, has launched the facelifted Renault Fluence sedan today. The new version follows the pre-facelift model that was introduced barely a year ago.
Without a doubt, the first thing you’ll notice about the new Fluence is that it wears the brand’s latest design identity, which is highlighted by a prominent black grille finished with the diamond logo at the centre and a chrome strip. LED daytime running lights are also included on the lower part of the front bumper.
The Fluence is offered in two trim levels: Expression and Dynamique. Being the full-spec model, the Dynamique adds full leather upholstery, daytime running lights, LED tail lights, and 17-inch two-tone alloy wheels while the entry-level Expression gets fabric upholstery (which can be upgraded to leather for an extra RM4,000)and 17-inch silver alloy wheels.
Elsewhere, both share the same level of equipment, including keyless access cards, front wiper with sensor, auto lighting, dual zone air-conditioning, ,reverse camera, multi-function steering wheel and 3D Arkamys sound system, to name a few.
Powering the Fluence is the Renault-Nissan Alliance’s 2.0-litre 16V 140 engine that develops 143 hp at 6,000 rpm and 195 Nm of torque at 3,750 rpm. Mated to the new CVT X-tronic transmission, the sedan returns a fuel consumption of 7.7 litres per 100 km and CO2 emissions of 178 g per km.
Standard equipment for both variants of the Fluence include ABS with emergency braking assist, EBD, six airbags, auto door lock, anti-theft system with immobilizer and power assisted steering with tilt and telescope adjustments.
Starting from RM108,888 (OTR without insurance), the Fluence Expression is covered by a five-year manufacturer warranty that comes with unlimited mileage. The Fluence Dynamique, on the other hand, is priced from RM119,888 and comes with 5inFluence package that comprises of five-year manufacturer warranty, five-year free maintenance, one-year genuine parts warranty, complimentary pick-up service and mobility solution.