The Renault Fluence concept coupe shows a sleek template on which many future Renaults will be based, including the next-gen Laguna, which will arrive in 2007. While the Fluence is a three-door, the silhouette was designed to accomodate a four-door sedan application, which is the Laguna's configuration. The Fluence is driven by a healthy 280-bhp V6, but its most remarkable feature is the trunk lid, which slides back over the roof instead of opening clamshell-style, in order to facilitate cargo-loading in low and/or tight spaces. The interior will feature "minimalist" chairs, a rapidly-growing trend that improves cabin roominess and makes car buyers think they are all slick and modern.


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