Date:16 January 2013
Clearly, even “international” markets are demanding high-tech gadgetry. The new Renault Fluence, unveiled
at the Istanbul show, not only features the company’s new styling trends – including LED daytime running lights
– but also comes with a host of new technologies. Renault’s R-Link connected infotainment system, a hands-free
card and automatic parking brake are among the technologies available.
Its thoroughly up-to-date interior features digital instrumentation as standard.
There’s a choice of petrol or diesel engines, with a new 86 W 1,6-litre petrol engine mated with an equally new X-Tronic CVT automatic transmission. This combination is said to cut fuel consumption by 1,3 litres/100 km to 6,4 litres/100 km overall.
All versions feature new Bluetooth radios equipped with USB sockets.
Connected. Upmarket models will have the option of the Renault R-Link multimedia system, which includes a touchscreen display and voice commands. R-Link incorporates the navigation system and telephony function and can be connected to portable music players. In due course it will provide access to R-Link Store’s downloadable automotive “app store”.