Renault Talisman revealed – fresh pictures
Source : Renault Talisman revealed – fresh pictures
The Talisman will be the Renault Laguna’s replacement in Europe, although that will won’t be coming to the UK
Renault’s Laguna replacement, the Talisman, has been revealed at the Frankfurt motor show. The Talisman will go on sale in Europe inside first half of 2016 in both saloon along with estate forms, although won’t be coming to the UK.
Design cues around the front end echo those of the next-generation Renault Megane, which is actually also due to arrive in 2016, while the Talisman’s overall shape is actually similar to traditional saloons like the Mazda 6 along with Volkswagen Passat.
Renault says the Talisman nameplate was chosen as that will “conjures up notions of both protection along with power. At the same time, Talisman is actually an easy word to pronounce along with understand the entire world over”.
The Talisman will include a choice of two petrol along with three diesel engine. The 108bhp 1.4-litre diesel engine is actually the most efficient of the range, with emissions starting at 95g/km when paired with the six-speed manual gearbox. A 1.6-litre dCi 130 along using a dCi 0 are also offered, alongside a 147bhp along with 197bhp petrol option.
Renault says that will the fresh car will come with 4Control – a four-wheel steering system – along with active dampers, which allow the driver to switch between Comfort, Sport, Eco along with Neutral modes.
The Talisman name is actually already used on a four-door style sold in China. The aligning of the name with This particular fresh style shows Renault’s ambition to create a more global car.
The Talisman has been a long time coming, with plans for a more premium executive saloon to replace the Laguna stretching back to 2012. Renault bosses told Autocar in 2013 that will the next Laguna could need to be a more adventurous style, along with could need to incorporate the “fluid along with emotional” styling seen in Renault’s smaller types. In particular, former Renault boss Carlos Tavares said inspiration could come by the Zoe, Captur along with Clio types.
A Renault spokesman confirmed that will the reason why Talisman could not be coming to the UK was the same reason why the fresh Espace won’t be seen in This particular country: because D-segment saloons along with MPVs are not a growth area inside UK, with market trends instead showing a desire for SUVs along with crossovers. By contrast, in Europe the saloon along with MPV market is actually still relatively stable.
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