French auto maker Renault has just launched the all new 2013 Renault Fluence facelift in Oman.
The Renault Fluence D segment sedan hasn’t really been successful in India and the Indian subsidiary of the European auto maker intends to launch the facelift in the first half of next year. This means that the Fluence refresh would be here just 3 years after the car was launched in our fast growing car market.
The Fluence facelift gets a revised front fascia which sports a wider grille that runs between the headlamps and houses a big Renault lozenge at the centre. The car also comes with a new set of bumpers. The front bumper looks a tad more upmarket and houses quintessential LED daytime running lights.
On the inside, the car comes with minor updates with the car getting a new instrument cluster, a new In Car Entertainment system and richer upholstery. The car gets more equipment with the addition of hands free telephony, front and rear parking sensors and automatic parking brake.
Other features include a touchscreen interface for sat-nav and audio.
Engine options for the 2013 Renault Fluence facelift include a new 115bhp 1.6 litre petrol engine motor mated to a new X-Tronic CVT auto ‘box. Other engines on offer are a 2.0 litre, 143 bhp petrol and the tried and tested 1.5 K9K diesel motor in 110bhp guise. Also on offer is a new 130bhp 1.6 litre dCi diesel engine.
The Oman market though, will make to do with only the 1.6 Liter-112 Bhp and a 2 Liter-143 Bhp petrol engine.