The French website Auto-Moto has managed to obtain the first images of the Renault Fluence replacement. Photographed by the reader Sébastien Cheveau in Orne roads, close to the city of L’Aigle, the new car apparently uses the same front end of the fourth generation Mégane, presented at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. It is not known so far whether the new sedan will keep the Fluence badge or be called Mégane Sedan, as previous versions.
Auto-Moto is not sure also if the car will be based on the new CMF-CD modular platform or on the previous Mégane architecture, but it would make no sense having a cost-saving platform, built to reach high production scales, and avoid using it in Mégane variants. Our bet is on the CMF-CD.
With that in mind, engines will very likely be the same ones used by the new Mégane IV, such as the turbodiesel Energy dCi 90, 110 and 165, for the GT version, and the petrol engines Energy TCe 100, 110 and 205. A hybrid diesel version, promised for 2017 for the hatchback version, should also be offered in the sedan. Manual and double-clutch automated transmissions will be available. Check the French website for all their pictures of the future model.