Renault Brazil launches Fluence GT at 2012 Sao Paulo Motor Show

Renault Fluence GT is on display at the Sao Paulo Motor Show. Renault Brazil has launched the Fluence GT with prices from 79,370 Brazilian Reals…

Renault Fluence GT is on display at the Sao Paulo Motor Show. Renault Brazil has launched the Fluence GT with prices from 79,370 Brazilian Reals (approximately Rs 21 lakhs). Renault Fluence GT possesses a 2.0 liter turbocharged petrol engine offering 180 hp. Acceleration from 0 to 100 kmph is possible in below 8 seconds while top speed reached 220 kmph. Renault Fluence GT, an improvement over the current Fluence sees a host of exterior and interior updates.

Interiors include a shining new dashboard with black accents, aluminum pedals and distinctive Renault Sport on sills and doors. Its sport seats are seen with red stitching accents while steering wheel is in leather with similar red stitching. Exteriors are seen with 17” wheels, rear spoiler and dark metal finish on mirrors and door handles.

Safety and infotainment features abound in the new Renault Fluence GT. Six airbags, rain sensor wipers, dual zone AC, power steering, xenon headlamps, keyless entry, radio with Bluetooth, media centre with GPS and parking sensors are some of the features offered in the Renault Fluence GT which is available in three striking colors of red, black and white.

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Renault Brazil at the Sao Paulo Motor Show
  • In Sao Paulo, Renault unveils Novo Clio and launches Fluence GT, the first Renault Sport model made for the Brazilian market. 
  • Renault set new records for growth in Brazil and has become the 5th-ranking brand. 
  • Brazil is the Renault Group’s second-largest market.

For the 27th edition of the Salo Paulo Motor Show, Renault is unveiling 2 new models: Novo Clio and Fluence GT.

Novo Clio is the first vehicle in Brazil to feature the new Renault brand identity. Novo Clio is an evolution of Clio II and was adapted by Renault Design America Latina (RDAL) to match the needs of the local market in terms of design and personalization. Renault Technologies America (RTA) also contributed to Novo Clio‘s low fuel consumption (grade A in the Brazilian car energy labeling program). Novo Clio will be produced in Argentina.

Fluence GT is the first vehicle to bear the Renault Sport signature in Brazil. The sporty version of the sedan will be equipped with an 180hp turbo-compressed engine, a sport chassis and a sporty design that conveys the high-performance genes of the vehicle.

These two vehicles will be sold in Brazil starting in November.

Sales picking up the pace

This edition of the Sao Paulo Motor Show coincides with the best phase of Renault’s history in Brazil: thanks to the success of Duster and Sandero, the brand has grown 36.2% compared to 2011, while the market grew 5.5% over the same period. Renault turned in the second-strongest improvement among all the brands in Brazil last year.

Renault is the 5th-ranking brand in Brazil, one of the three priority emerging markets for the Renault brand, along with Russia and India.
In 2011, Brazil became the Renault group’s second-largest market (after France), thanks to a 21% increase in sales (compared to 2010) in a market that grew by 3%. In 2012, Renault Brazil is consolidating its position as the second-largest market of the Renault Group.
The network currently has 212 dealerships and should include 235 dealerships by the end of 2012, for a 15% year-over-year increase.

Renault Sales in Brazil (PV + LCV)

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 End 08/2012
Volume 73,614 115,153 117,524 160,3 194,3 161,372
MS 3.15% 4.3% 3.9% 4.8% 5.7% 6.8%

An expanding industrial base

The industrial presence of Renault in Brazil is based in Curitiba, at the Ayrton Senna complex: a personal vehicle plant, a light commercial vehicle plant and an engine plant. To accompany the sales growth of the Group in the region, the installed capacity of these plants will be increased in 2013.
The capacity of the vehicle assembly plant will increase by 100,000 units (personal vehicles and LCVs) to attain an installed capacity of 380,000 units per year.
The engine plant will increase its production capacity by 25% to attain an installed capacity of 400,000 to 500,000 engines.

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