With Renault officially coming to India and thinking of setting up factories in Andhra Pradesh, speculations are now on about which car would the French manufacturer choose for the Indian market. Well, the wait is over and Renault have announced that it would be the Renault Fluence saloon which would be presented to the Indian car buying public. This car would be launched in the middle of June 2011 in India.
Renault has added spice to this confirmation by saying that even though the car would be a CKD unit, it would be priced a couple of lakhs lower than the other executive sedans in its category like the Skoda Laura and Volkswagen Jetta. To cut costs, the company has added some local components. As far as styling goes, the Fluence is a far cry from the boxy Logan that Renault is known for in India. It will have the styling influenced from the Fiat Linea. Infact the Fluence is more of a curvier animal than the Logan. Built on the Renault-Nissan C platform, the Fluence promises performance with style. The Renault Fluence will also sport a petrol engine and Renault much abused 1.5 liter diesel engine as well. The diesel would now be tuned to produce a Jetta equaling 105 Bhp of power. Creature comforts would be for given in this French opera. Expected pricing for this car would hover around the Rs 13 lakhs mark for starters.