Big boot with French flair

The Flu­ence is an el­e­gant sedan with room for five, writes Mark Hinch­liffe

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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.

Safety

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.

Driv­ing

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.

Ver­dict

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.

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