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Next gen Renault Fluence (Megane) looks like bigger Nissan Sunny from side


The new sedan is underpinned by the CMF platform.

Sketches of the next gen Renault Fluence which is essentially a sedan version of the new Megane have leaked via what appears to be an owner’s manual. The new D-segment sedan will world premiere later this year (most likely at the Paris Motor Show).

Going by the looks and dimensions, the new sedan appears to have moved a few notches up the market compared to the current Fluence. At the same time, it also looks to be a bigger Nissan Sunny sedan.

2018 Renault Fluence

2018 Renault Fluence

The latest Renault which could adopt an all-new moniker measures 4,630 mm in length, 2,058 mm in width (including wing mirrors), 1,443 mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2,711 mm. The car borrows its design cues from the latest iteration of the Megane and is based on the same CMF platform as its hatchback sibling.

The sketches reveal the Fluence replacement sports the new grille with larger Renault Lozenge. The headlamps appear to sport Pure Vision LED headlamps along with LED DRL strips that run down towards the bumper.

The taillights extend deep into the boot lid.

The taillights extend deep into the boot lid.

In profile, the sedan is characterized by a gently tapering roofline, long rear overhang and understated sheet metal surface. Sleek LED taillights that extend deep into the boot lid and a single exhaust tip round off the exterior design. Interior is most likely to be derived from the Megane.

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The next gen Renault Fluence would be sharing its powertrain lineup with its hatchback sibling which offers a choice of three TCe petrol motors and three dCi diesel motors.

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