The Fluence was the first Renault offering for India and typical of Renault it is something that stands out from the rest of the crowd. The big talking point is of course the looks and it looks just brilliant. It has large headlamps, tiny grill and rear number plate all of which are in chrome along with European styled rear with wrap around tail lamps. The design is modern and contemporary and the rear is in proportion with the front. It comes with stylish and sporty 10 spoke alloy wheels and has grippy 205/60 tyres on 16 inch alloys. Build quality is very good and paint finish is excellent. This sedan has presence. Step inside and the two-tone beige and black interiors and the silver garnish looks tasteful. It is a very spacious sedan and feels very airy inside. The rear seats are vey comfortable and great for owners who would want to be sitting at the back. It has soft seat fabric which feels luxurious. Renault Fluence brings adjustable seats and it has good ergonomics. It brings powerful air conditions with dual-zone climate control and rear AC vents. It has CD changer and the stereo system with AUX-in is powerful and sounds great. When it comes to features it is loaded and comes with goodies like rear sunblinds, rear AC vents, dual zone climate control, cruise control and Bluetooth among other features. Renault Fluence is available in two different engine options. The diesel variant is a 1.5 liter unit which produces 108 BHP of maximum power at 4000 RPM and maximum torque at 240 NM at 2000 RPM. It brings plenty of low end torque which makes it easy to drive in the city. The petrol variant of Renault Fluence comes with a 2.0 liter engine which produces 135 BHP at 6000 RPM and maximum torque of 190 NM at 3700 RPM. It is available with a CVT automatic gearbox. The Fluence diesel has a 21.8 kmpl fuel economy and the petrol on the other hand manages about 12-13 kmpl. Renault Fluence brings a comfortable ride owing to its well tuned suspension setup and cushions out all the bumps and undulations on the road. The suspension on the Fluence has been tuned to be on the softer side. Compared to its rivals it rides very well and just absorbs the potholes. The Fluence wasn’t built to serve an enthusiast but performs well when driven in a spirited manner. It has a well weighted steering which gives good feedback. It brings disk brake setup on all four wheels and the braking is sharp as it comes with ABS and EBD which enhances its stopping capabilities. The handling overall is soft thanks to the suspension set-up but does the job. Prices start at Rs 13.62 lakhs for the diesel model. For a detailed analysis read below.