Rumour Mills At It Again; Renault Fluence Discontinued In India

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Renault India has reportedly discontinued its sports luxury sedan Fluence in the country. There is no official confirmation from the French automaker. Currently, the Fluence sedan has been de-listed from their official website.

There have been reports of dealers in Delhi who have pointed out the non-availability of the Fluence. Renault Fluence is the automaker first car for India in their second innings in the country after the partnership with Mahindra ceased.

Renault introduced the Fluence in May 2011 and later a minor facelift was given to the sedan in 2014. However, this did not evoke a good response from the customers and Renault hardly made substantial sales.

This does not mean that it did not have good reviews, the Fluence sedan was a solid offering from Renault. There were not many takers for the sedan.

Even with facelift details of a new bumper, new pair of headlamps, chrome fog lamp housing with LED DRLs and a redesigned alloy wheel failed to impress the Indian market.

Renault Fluence was powered with a 1.5-litre diesel engine which developed 108bhp and 240Nm of peak torque. This unit was paired to a 6-speed manual gearbox.

Theweak sales might be the reason for Renault to discontinue the Fluence sedan in India. The company might be looking to rather focus on its best-selling Kwid and its SUV Duster.

As per reports Renault was able sell a single unit of the Fluence in six months for the period of March 2016 - August 2016.

Renault has unveiled the Megane sedan back in July 2016 and this could replace the Fluence in India. The Renault Megane is available in five different choices of engines - two petrol and three diesel units.

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