Renault has unveiled its D-Segment sedan – Talisman. The saloon will go on sale in Europe at the end of the year. The French automaker says that ‘Talisman’ is a very ‘charismatic name’ that conjures up notions of both protection and power. The company adds that ‘Talisman is an easy word to pronounce and is understood the world over’. The vehicle will rival with sedans like VW Passat, Skoda Superb along with Ford Mondeo, Mazda 6 and others. Although few of its rivals VW Passat and Skoda Superb are selling in India, but Renault did not reveal any plans for Talisman’sIndia debut.
The Talisman is 4.85 m long, 1.87 m wide and 1.46 m tall and features a wheelbase of 2.81 m. The boot space is large at 608-liter with the 60:40-split rear seats. In terms of design, it adopts current Renault design cues seen on the new Espace crossover. However, it features signature ‘C’ shaped daytime running LED. The headlamps are sleeker in profile and are flanked around the Renault insignia, the company says taillamps features 3D effect and are always lit!
The interiors are also inspired from the Espace crossover, the instrumentation cluster is digital while it features three infotainment systems – 4.2-inch central display for lower spec variants along with two Renault’s R-Link 2 infotainment options – 7-inch placed in landscape format and a whopping 8.7-inch unit placed in portrait format.
Mechanically, Talisman is available with two petrol and three diesel engine options along with three transmission options – 6-Speed manual (only in diesel) along with 6 and 7-Speed dual clutch automatic options.