IAA debut: Renault Fluence

Pete Mait

The Renault Fluence will be shown for the first time at the IAA in Frankfurt. The French company will manufacture the hatch-back successor to the Megane in Turkey. The Fluence will be on sale there in November, but won't be available in Western Europe until spring 2010. At 4.62 metres, the four-door car is almost as big as a Laguna and has even more luggage space. The boot of the Fluence holds a generous 530 litres, which can be increased even further by folding the rear seat. The Renault has a wheel base of 2.7 metres and will have the interior space of a medium-sized saloon car.