The French automaker has a major interest in the Brazilian market even if the largest South American economy has been faltering lately and it has launched the 2016 Fluence GT Line there first.
The carmaker has released official information and a fully fledged photo gallery for the sporty trim level that will mix elements of the RS line without abandoning comfort in the process. The GT Line is based off the flagship trim level Dynamique and comes under the hood with a 2-liter 16-valve engine that churns out 143 horsepower on ethanol and 141 hp on gasoline. This is actually the same engine they showcased on the spectacular Sandero RS save for a few ponies that got lost in translation. The transmission choice emphasizes the comfort part, as Renault is using a CVT. Sifting through the standard equipment on the GT Line we can find automatic air conditioning, electrically assisted power steering, a media center with a park camera, rain-sensing wipers, a smart key, powered sunroof, front and side airbags, ABS, leather seats with red stiching and cruise control.
The GT Line is also different from all other previous Fluence versions thanks to the styling package. Up front we see a new bumper with silver air blades and a new spoiler. The headlights are tinted and the grille is directly black. On the sideline we have larger alloys in gunmetal gray while the back comes equipped with a discrete trunk spoiler, new inserts on the bumper and tinted lights. The Brazil-only GT Line will be offered in Glacial White, Nacre Black and Fire Red.