The Renault TALISMAN has made its official debut this week and will act as a replacement for the Laguna and Latitude. This is a brand new D-segment sedan with the following physical dimensions: 4.85 meters long, 1.87 meters wide, 1.46 meters height and with a 2.81 meters wheelbase. With the 60:40-split rear seat bench in position, the vehicle provides a cargo capacity of 608 liters which represents one of the best figures in this class while inside the cabin it has an additional 25 liters of stowage space.
In terms of design, it represents a major departure compared to the model it replaces and it adopts a much more attractive look inspired by the Espace crossover/SUV and on higher-spec models there are full LED headlights working together with those stylish C-shaped LED daytime running lights. The back of the car hosts a pair of distinctive taillights that also use LED technology and will remain on at all times.
The base version is going to feature a small 4.5-inch screen, but if you upgrade to the more expensive trims you will get to enjoy the R-Link 2 infotainment system featuring a bigger 8.7-inch screen from which you will be able to fiddle around with the Bose surround sound system that comes with no less than 13 speakers.
As far as the engines are concerned, there’s a dCi 110, dCi 130 and dCi160 while on the gasoline side we find a TCe 150 and a TCe 200. Depending on motor choice, Renault is offering a 6-speed manual, 6-speed dual clutch and a 7-speed dual clutch.