Big boot with French flair
The Fluence is an elegant sedan with room for five, writes Mark Hinchliffe
door handles, instrument surrounds and gear lever knob.
There are also some practical touches such as a chilled glovebox.
Inside and out, the car has a highquality fit and finish.
ALL Renaults have a high specification of active and passive safety systems for their class.
Standard safety systems include the now-standard ESP, all the usual braking systems and six airbags.
It also features cruise control and speed limiter, automatic lights and wipers, fog lights and rear parking sensors on the Privilege.
THE Fluence is eerily quiet, sophisticated and rides with the composure of a much bigger car. Steering is ultralight at low speed for easy parking and firms up as speed gathers with a nice weight and feel.
Despite its comfy ride, it still swaps direction on twisty roads with aplomb.
THE elegant Fluence should win some customers in the growing smallto-medium sedan category with its features, sophisticated looks, quiet ride and attractive price tag.
Class above: the Fluence rides with the composure of a much bigger car.