Renault Talisman: Official Pictures And Some Details On The Laguna's Replacement
|   Monday, July 27, 2015
Renault Talisman is the replacement for the Laguna and Latitude versions and was officially presented. The French model is set in the D segment and is a direct competitor to the VW Passat, Ford Mondeo, Opel Insignia, Peugeot 508, Mazda6, Toyota Avensis and others.

During the presentation in Paris, the French unveiled the Talisman sedan's but its public debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show will really get some spotlights on it. The new Talisman does not share any components with its predecessor and comes with a fresh design language, for which Laurens van den Acker is responsible, Renault's head of design.
Interestingly enough, the French model was already included in the list of eligible competitors for Car of the Year 2016 in Europe.

The new Renault Talisman has a length of 4.85 meters, a width of 1.87 meters, a height of 1.46 meters and uses the CMF platform. The wheelbase measures 2.81 meters, which translates into generous interior space. The luggage compartment of the new French model measures 608 liters, while the storage compartments in the cabin gathered up to 25 liters. According to Renault officials, the new Talisman will be available with ten bodywork colors and five types of wheel rims, whose size varies between 18 and 19 inches.

Inside, the Renault Talisman comes with a generous center console, designed to separate more the space for the driver compared to the area afferent to the front passenger. The seats also come with 10-zone adjustment and the driver's seat retracts by 50 mm for easy access or exit. In addition, they can be configured with a massage function, heating or ventilation.

The Multimedia system will be available in three versions. The entry-level version comes with a screen measuring 4.2 inches, while the intermediate version brings the R-Link 2 infotainment system. It will be bundled with a 7-inch screen and a Bose audio system.

The top version will have a screen with a diagonal of 8.7 inches, also in portrait format.
In terms of driver assistance systems, the Renault Talisman checks the following: adaptive cruise control, head-up display, electrically operated hand brake, automatic parking assistant, traffic sign recognition system, blind spot monitoring system and reverse camera.

The new Renault Talisman will be available with an Active Steering system for all four wheels, 4Control. The 4Control system turns the rear wheels with the front at lower and opposite angles at low speeds, or in the same direction at higher speeds. In addition, the French offer an active damping control system. Through the Multi-Sense system, the driver can select one of four pre-defined modes: Comfort, Sport, Eco and Neutral. For added control, the French have opted for introducing the Perso individualized mode.

Each mode will arrive with different settings for engine response, suspension system and 4Control technology. Moreover, the interior ambience will also be changed.
Renault announces that the new Talisman will be available with five motorizations, two petrol and three diesel. Fans of petrol engines may choose between the Energy TCe 150 and, Energy TCe 200 units. Both will be attached only to a dual-clutch gearbox with seven reports.

Those wishing diesel engines can opt for the dCi 110, dCi 130 and dCi 160. The first two units will be available with a manual transmission with six reports, or the EDC, all with six-speed, while the dCi 160 engine only comes with dual-clutch gearbox with six reports.
The new Renault Talisman will be exposed at the Auto Show in Frankfurt.
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