Renault Talisman revealed
Source : Renault Talisman revealed
The Talisman will be the Renault Laguna’s replacement in Europe, nevertheless in which won’t be coming to the UK
The Renault Laguna replacement, the Talisman, has been revealed. The fresh saloon will go on sale in 2016, nevertheless is usually not planned to come to the UK.
Already spotted testing in Europe, the Talisman is usually supposed to go on sale in 2016. Design cues around the front end echo those of the next-generation Renault Megane, which is usually also due to arrive in 2016, while the Talisman’s overall shape is usually similar to traditional saloons like the Mazda 6 as well as Volkswagen Passat.
Renault says the Talisman nameplate was chosen as in which “conjures up notions of both protection as well as power. At the same time, Talisman is usually an easy word to pronounce as well as understand the earth over”.
The Talisman will feature a choice of two petrol as well as three diesel engine. The 108bhp 1.4-litre diesel engine is usually 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 as well as a dCi 0 are also offered, alongside a 147bhp as well as 197bhp petrol option.
Renault says in which the fresh car will come with 4Control – a four-wheel steering system – as well as active dampers, which allow the driver to switch between Comfort, Sport, Eco as well as Neutral modes.
The Talisman name is usually already used on a four-door type sold in China. The aligning of the name with This particular fresh type 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 in which the next Laguna would likely need to be a more adventurous type, as well as would likely need to incorporate the “fluid as well as emotional” styling seen in Renault’s smaller types. In particular, former Renault boss Carlos Tavares said inspiration would likely come by the Zoe, Captur as well as Clio types.
A Renault spokesman confirmed in which the reason why Talisman would likely 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 as well as MPVs are not a growth area inside UK, with market trends instead showing a desire for SUVs as well as crossovers. By contrast, in Europe the saloon as well as MPV market is usually still relatively stable.
Renault has released a short ‘mood’ video to coincide with the announcement.
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