It looks like French carmaker Renault has discontinued its Fluence sedan in the Indian market. The Fluence, which was the torchbearer for the carmaker in its second innings in India back in 2011, has never been able to raise the bar in the Indian market.
A quick search on the Indian website of the company also revealed that the Fluence has been removed from the list of offerings. Although we contacted the company for a confirmation on the same, Renault was not available for response at the time of publishing this story.
While there is no clarification on the stoppage of the model in the country, reports suggest that the sluggish demand for the model could have been one of the reasons for its removal from the Indian market. The other reason for the withdrawal of the Fluence could also be the arrival of the Renault Megane sedan.
While it is too early to comment on the launch of the Renault Megane in India, it would be interesting to note that the new sedan has been touted as a replacement of Fluence. Renault is said to be looking to bring new models to India across all segments and it was reported earlier that the company would launch at least five new models in the country in the next three years.
The Fluence sedan, which has been part of the Indian roads since 2011, received a facelift in 2014. The Fluence was offered with 1.5 litre, four cylinder engine that can generate a maximum power of 108bhp of power at 4000rpm and a peak torque of 240Nm at 1850rpm, mated to a six-speed manual gearbox.