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Old 01-13-2010, 09:10 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by cfg83 View Post
I agree that the Zoe is a good looking design. If I have time, maybe I'll run it through Flow Illustrator.
That'd be really interesting to see

The Fluence is a conventional car design based on the Samsumg SM3, but with a flashy exterior for the show.
I'd forgotten about the Samsung connection, actually. That car is essentially a Renault anyway, as Samsung have a share in Renault (or the other way around - I forget). If Wikipedia is to be believed, the SM3 is based on the Nissan Bluebird Sylphy which in turn is on Nissan's B-platform, which is used by the Renault Clio, Modus and Twingo. The production Fluence (below) seems heavily Megane-influenced though - as far as I'm aware the interior is identical to the current Megane.

What this does make me wonder is whether the Fluence's electric drivetrain will slot happily into the current or next-gen Megane or not - if Renault are after volume EV sales the Megane seems like a reasonable option.
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