Spied – Renault plans a facelift for the Fluence
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Although the Renault Fluence is a relatively new car in India, it was showcased to the world in 2009. The Fluence has been hanging around for three years now and is in dire need of a facelift.
Fortunately, Renault has exactly that in mind for 2013. Our friends at Carscoop present us with spyshots of the upcoming Renault Fluence facelift being tested in Romania.
With psychedelic camouflage on the front and the rear fascia, one can easily figure out where to expect changes. Carscoop predicts that Renault will bestow the Fluence with a wide grille encompassing the brand’s logo and possibly revised headlamps, tail lamps and bumper designs. The new face of Renault debuted on the Zoe (inset) and is expected to accompany the new Clio that takes its public bow in Paris 2012.
The Fluence is quite a popular sedan from Renault’s portfolio in Europe. Globally, more than a million copies have been sold since the launch. The facelift, by the looks of things, should debut at the Paris Motor Show in September with the car heading to showrooms in early 2013.
Renault is not stopping with the facelift. It is using the Fluence’s underpinning to manufacture the next generation Dacia Logan.
Renault has been very busy with the Fluence. It launched the Fluence EV last year in Europe and improved the car’s diesel powertrain by modifying the turbocharger and mapping here in India.