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The Renault Laguna was struggling in the sales department, so Renault had no choice but to discontinue the model and replace it with something better. That something better is the Renault Talisman sedan that debuted at the 2015 Frankfurt Moor Show as a 2016 model. The car had a very stylish and sculpted body that boasted a muscular hood, unique headlight and taillight design, a grille with floating slats, and a side profile that screams luxury. On the inside, the Talisman has every intention of outgoing its German rivals in the luxury sedan with a heads-up display unit, large, vertically oriented infotainment screen, simplistic instrument cluster, and an almost-flat-bottom steering wheel. Being sold in Europe and South Korea, the Talisman has a number of small-displacement (2.0-liter and smaller) gasoline and diesel engines. The diesel engines are limited to Europe, while South Korea is offered a 2.0-liter that runs on natural gas. Horsepower figures range anywhere between 110 horsepower all the way up to 200 ponies.

Luckily, when Renault chose to go with the “Talisman” name, it didn’t try to follow the design cues of the Renault Talisman Concept from 2001. That thing was downright ugly and probably would have flopped before the first car rolled of the line. With that said, Renault did a great job on the Talisman production model and from the look of things is surely posing some stiff competition for manufacturers like BMW, Volkswagen, and Audi.

We’ve put together a full review of Renault’s newest sedan below, so it’s time you took a look at all the facts and details yourself – there’s plenty more to learn about this new family hauler.

Updated 09/24/2015: We’ve added a series of new photos we took at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. Find them in the "Pictures" tab.

Continue reading to learn more about the Renault Talisman.

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Visually, the Talisman is not exactly a radical new take on current four-door design practices. Renault says it went with a “three-box body style,” with a back-to-the-basics approach for a handsome, one-third/two-thirds ratio and proportions that give the kind of balance you’d expect for a modern sedan. It might not be entirely divergent from what you see coming from the competition, but that means it’s hard to find fault in its lines and looks.

Dimensionally, the Talisman is 15.91 feet long and 6.14 feet wide, making it slightly shorter but wider than the Passat. That means it’s decently large, offering good interior space and road presence in the process.

Renault says it went with a “three-box body style,” with a back-to-the-basics approach for a handsome, one-third/two-thirds ratio and proportions that give the kind of balance you’d expect for a modern sedan.

Height comes in at 4.79 feet, while Renault says it gave consideration to ground clearance. The wheelbase is 9.22 feet long. The hood line is nicely shaped with Renault’s signature styling creases, while big wheels in the corners fill the arches.

Details in the front include the current crop of Renault styling cues, with the lines used resembling those also seen in the new Megane. To help up its top-shelf perception, Renault made heavy use of chrome in the grille, lighting accents and badge. C-shaped daytime running lamps can be seen in the headlights, which visually connect to accents underneath, with opposing accents near the corner fog lamps. LED technology is available.

More chrome is used for the window surrounds, including the third window behind the C-pillar. A nice arrow-shaped detail is found in the front fenders, offset by a depression in the front doors, which ties-in nicely with the busy front end.

The rear uses a variety of horizontal lines to emphasize the car’s width, with broad shoulders and taillights that extend into the center of the trunk. These units incorporate a 3D-effect for lighting, and are always on, even during the day.

As for body color choices, there are several metallic and one non-metallic finishes available. The metallic options include Pearlescent White, Dune Beige, Cosmos Blue, Vison Brown, Cassiopée Grey, Platine Grey, Etoilé Black and Carmin Red. The non-metallic option is Glacier White.

Depending on the market, there is also a variety of designs available for the alloy wheels, including 16-inch Sequence wheels, 17-inch Bayadere wheels, 18-inch Erbé Grey diamond-effect Duetto wheels and 19-inch Erbé Grey diamond-effect Alizarine wheels.

Exterior Dimensions

Length 4,850 MM (190.94 Inches)
Width 1,870 MM (73.62 Inches)
Height 1,460 MM (57.48 Inches)
Wheelbase 2,810 MM (110.62 Inches)


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Appropriately, the theme of upscale quality sees a continuation in the interior, with soft-touch materials, premium trim and a good amount of room, both for occupants and stowage.

Renault makes a claim to being the best in-segment in a few different areas. For headroom, there’s 35.5 inches between the seat cushion and the roof, with the rear coming in at 33.7 inches. Rear knee room is measured at 10.3 inches.

When approached by the car’s owner, the Talisman welcomes her by switching on the daytime running lights, taillights and interior roof light, while the door mirrors deploy and down-facing lights illuminate the space around the door.

The center console is wide, offering a good degree of separation between the driver and passenger seats.

For stowage, the Talisman offers a total of 0.88 cubic foot of space around the cabin, something Renault claims to be best-in-class. This includes a large glove box, door bins, big cup holders, space beneath the central armrest and a custom tray up front for a smartphone or keys. On models equipped with the EDC transmission, there’s even a chilled compartment that holds a half-liter beverage bottle.

In back, the trunk is capable of swallowing 21.47-cubic feet of stuff, which is enough space for up to four golf bags.

OK, so it’s roomy. What makes it unique?

When approached by the car’s owner, the Talisman welcomes her by switching on the daytime running lights, taillights and interior roof light, while the door mirrors deploy and down-facing lights illuminate the space around the door. When the driver opens the door, an audio and visual animation is played on the main display while the seat slides back (for models equipped with electric seats) to ease ingress. Once sat in, the seat returns to the original position.

Renault says the seats were designed wide to mimic the business class of an airline. They have integrated ventilation, 10-way adjustability, four-way electrically adjustable lumbar support, six-way adjustable headrests, heated cushions and backs, massage function with adjustable intensity and programs, and memory function for up to six individual profiles.

There’s seating for five, with the rear three-person bench splitting into a 60/40 position for longer items like skis. The outer rear seats use a rotating headrest to free-up rearward visibility.

Now for the technology side of things. The Talisman offers R-Link 2, Renault’s infotainment system, which is equipped with several different-sized touchscreens. The usual controls are used, including pinch and zoom, page scrolling and drag-and-drop, all of which was designed to mimic a tablet. There’s also voice command, with stuff like navigation, phone integration, app support, media support and text message display rounding out the feature list.

Various controls are extended to the central console and the steering wheel. The infotainment system is customizable, including settings for available icons on the homepage, preferred language, seating position, door mirror position, heads-up display, radio preselects, nav system destinations and lighting ambience.

In-car apps include Coyote alerts (which warn of safety cameras, danger hotspots and accidents), three Michelin apps for hotels, restaurants and travel, fuel prices, and text-to-audio email reading.

Finally, there’s Bluetooth connectivity and several connection and charging possibilities for passengers in the front and the rear.


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When it came to powering the Talisman, it seems as though Renault went the way of efficiency rather than performance, with a variety of small-displacement gas and diesel powerplants and a low, 0.27 drag coefficient. In total, customers can choose between two gas engines and three diesel engines.

It seems as though Renault went the way of efficiency rather than performance with a variety of small-displacement gas and diesel powerplants and a low 0.27 drag coefficient.

Included is the Energy TCe 200 gas unit, plus Energy dCi 160 and Energy dCi 130 oil burners also found in the new Renault Espace. There’s also an Energy TCe 150 gasoline engine and Energy dCi 110 engine.

The gasoline units are mated exclusively to a seven-speed, dual-clutch EDC automatic transmission, while the diesels get either a six-speed manual or six-speed dual-clutch EDC gearbox.

The twin-turbo Energy dCi 160 will be mated exclusively to the six-speed EDC auto box, just like the new Espace. Each engine is turbocharged, uses stop/start technology, and comes with braking energy reclamation (there’s currently no word on the particulars of the braking energy reclamation system).

Exact specs have yet to be released, but Renault says each will have low running costs, emissions, and fuel consumption. It’s also believed the new Talisman will come with 4Control, Renault’s four-wheel steering system, as well as active dampers for on-the-fly adjustment between a variety of driving presets (Comfort, Sport etc.).


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Renault hasn’t given us exact pricing on the new Talisman. It’s expected the numbers will be revealed closer to the car’s official launch at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show on September 17th. After release in Europe, the Talisman will go on sale in Turkey and North African markets.

For now, we know there will be three interior trim levels and five equipment levels to choose from (each may vary depending on the market).

For now, we know there will be three interior trim levels and five equipment levels to choose from (each may vary depending on the market).

First up in the equipment lineup is the Life level, which comes with a black dash, leather-trimmed steering wheel and black fabric seats. Next is the Zen, which has the same appointments as the Life level but comes in lighter-colored trim. Then there’s the Business level, which has the same “ambience” as the Zen but throws in unspecified additional equipment.

The Intens level includes combined fabric/semi-leather seats, or optional dark brown or black Riviera leather upholstery, with a matching dashboard and chocolate-brown top-stitching. Finally, there’s the top-level Initiale Paris, which has a black or sand grey dashboard with dark charcoal or silver top-stitching, Nappa full-grain leather upholstery in either a graded grey pattern or solid black, laminated side windows for reduced NVH, badging on the inside door sills, decorative trim on the headrests, exclusive carpet mats and a Nappa leather-trimmed steering wheel.

On the outside, the Initiale Paris version also includes the Améthyste Black paint option, 19-inch black diamond-effect wheels, new badging and door mirrors that angle downwards when reversing.

Meanwhile, the equipment spec starts with a 4.2-inch display and top-end digital radio. The intermediate level includes a 7-inch landscape layout touchscreen and Bose Surround Sound stereo. The top-end level replaces the 7-inch display with an 8.7-inch portrait layout display.


2015 Volkswagen Passat

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Here’s the deal – the new Talisman is a lot like the Passat. Both are large four-doors with roomy interiors and the gloss of luxury. Like the Talisman, the Passat won’t really stand out in a crowd of sedans or win any performance contests, but it will make the driver feel as though she is driving something upscale without burning through too much of the savings account. The engine choices are economical, while the interior is lush and laden with technology. The VW, however, has been around for a lot longer, now in its eighth design generation. Clearly, the Talisman is aimed at this German mainstay. The only question is if it can overcome it.

Read our full review here.

2016 Audi A4

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Audi A4

When it comes to established high-end sedans, Audi’s A4 is one of the best. The model first saw daylight in 1994, and is currently offered in both FWD and AWD variants. The interior is nicely appointed, with a wide range of standard equipment and high-quality materials. Engine options include both gasoline and diesel choices, with more performance on hand than what’s expected from Renault. It might look a bit dated on the outside, but the A4 is still a solid choice in this segment.

Read our full review here.


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Renault says it chose the Talisman nameplate because is invokes a feeling of “protection and power” while still being easy to pronounce and understand all over the world.

It seems to tick all the right boxes for an upscale four-door, and it properly positioned, could do well to take on its entrenched German rivals.

This speaks to Renault’s intentions to offer a car with extremely broad appeal, as mirrored in its large exterior proportions, simple styling, roomy interior and large range of options.

A replacement for the Laguna has actually been in the works for some time now, with the automaker telling the U.K.-based publication Autocar back in 2013 that the new model would need to be more adventurous and utilize styling that was both “fluid and emotional.”

I don’t know if those are the adjectives I’d use to describe the Talisman, but I do think Renault is onto something. It seems to tick all the right boxes for an upscale four-door, and it properly positioned, could do well to take on its entrenched German rivals.

Of course, that’s a big "if." The most predictive tell will come in September, when it’s expected Renault will finally reveal the car’s pricing details. If it represents good value for the money, I could see this model selling in substantial volume. If not, well… let’s just say it might be bad juju.

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Press Release

“We are proud to be unveiling the TALISMAN, Renault’s new four-door saloon. The TALISMAN is generous in its exterior proportions, in its cabin space and in the passenger comfort it offers. It stands out from the competition with its confident front end, its graceful tail and muscular flanks. Whichever angle you view it from, it looks ready to pounce. We designed it with passion so that its drivers feel proud.“

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Laurens van den Acker - Senior Vice President, Corporate Design, Renault Vibrant, assertive styling Saloon car essentials

For the TALISMAN, Renault designers opted for a three-box body style. The saloon layout – with a distinct boot – picks up on the universally accepted design practice for this type of car, whilst simultaneously blending Renault’s warm and friendly DNA into the mix.

To reinterpret the rulebook, Renault’s designers went back to basics to establish the ideal proportions and perfect balance between the different volumes. An overall length of 4.85 metres and a width of 1.87 metres endows the TALISMAN with a generous footprint that is beneficial to interior space and underscores the distinguished apperance expected of a car of this stature.

Renault’s designers and engineers worked closely together to keep the roof height to just 1.46 metres and to control ground clearance. They also achieved the ideal one-third / two-thirds ratio between the glazed areas and body panels, plus a 2.81 metres long wheelbase. The long bonnet adds dynamism to the TALISMAN’s profile,
and the large diameter wheels (up to 19-inches) are a snug fit within their sculpted arches.

Sleek styling

The TALISMAN is powerful and inspires confidence from the front with its distinctive chrome grille featuring the brand’s upright diamond logo. Renault’s new visual
signature continues through the TALISMAN’s C-shaped daytime running lights, which extend right down to the bumper. Depending on the version, the TALISMAN can
be equipped with 100% ‘pure vision’ LED headlights. The side profile is enhanced by the dynamic shape of the third side window, evoking the world of luxury limousines and the visual promise of generous space inside. The use of chrome underscores the elegance of the TALISMAN’s silhouette, with a strip running the perimeter of the side windows and another on the moulding that straddles the front wing and door. This arrow-shaped feature taps into the design language of sporting cars to suggest performance and aerodynamic efficiency.

The low, broad-shouldered rear incorporates distinctive tail light clusters that extend inwards towards the centreline of the boot. Their elongated shape underscores the car’s grounded stance while drawing attention to the Renault logo. 3D-effect lighting provides the TALISMAN with a powerful visual signature. These lights are always switched on - even during the daytime - to further reinforce their visual impact.

Elegant colours and wheels

The Renault TALISMAN offers a choice of ten body colours:

  • Nine metallic finishes: Pearlescent White, Dune Beige, Cosmos Blue, Vison Brown*, Cassiopée Grey, Platine Grey, Etoilé Black, Carmin Red*, Améthyste Black (Initiale Paris versions). (*) New colours
  • One non-metallic finish: Glacier White.

All paint options feature a high-durability lacquer coat providing added lustre and a higher level of resistance.
Five alloy wheel designs (depending on the market): 16-inch Sequence wheels, 17- inch Bayadere wheels, 18-inch Erbé Grey diamond-effect Duetto wheels, 19-inch Erbé Grey diamond-effect Alizarine wheels and 19-inch black Initiale Paris diamondeffect wheels.

An interior that blends warmth, clean lines and quality

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Reinterpreting classical design cues to reflect the themes of the exterior styling, Renault’s designers conceived an interior that is welcoming and high in quality.
Visually, the cabin is divided into three horizontal planes which serve to structure the space within the vehicle. The areas closest to the occupants feature an inviting, soft-to-the-touch trim. Elements that are further away are deliberately treated in a ‘cooler’ manner in terms of colours and materials. This contrast contributes to the impression of space. Lastly, the combination of particular colours and a variety of different materials creates different interior ambiences.
Painstaking attention and imaginative solutions were applied to the TALISMAN’s ergonomics and design, even down to the padding and trim of its interior components.

On-board refinement: a roomy interior, welcoming seats and supreme comfort

The TALISMAN has many strengths that support its bid to distil a unique impression of comfort and wellbeing thanks to its generously dimensioned, welcoming interior.
The TALISMAN stands out among the best cars in its class in terms of cabin space and all-round stowage capacity The TALISMAN was carefully thought through to ensure the wellbeing of the driver and occupants alike and its cabin is among the roomiest in its class, notably in three areas:

• Front and rear headroom: the height from the seat cushion to the roof is 902mm at the front and 855mm at the rear.
• Front elbow room.
• Rear knee room: 262mm – amongst the very best in the TALISMAN’s segment.

The wide centre console contributes further to this impression of space and width by positioning the front occupants at an appreciable distance from each other. The console itself is pleasant to the touch and carefully finished.

With more than 25 litres of stowage space around the cabin, the TALISMAN figures among the very best in its class in this respect, including:
• Generous glove box: 8 litres,
• Door bins: 4.6 litres at the front (accommodates a 1½-litre bottle) and two litres at the back,
• Practical cup holders,
• Judicious stowage space beneath the central armrest with a chilled compartment (versions equipped with EDC transmission) capable of holding a half-litre bottle or a 33cl can,
• A bespoke tray for the front passenger to stash their smartphone or keys.

Meanwhile, the boot capacity of 608dm3 (VDA) is one of the segment’s biggest, making it ideal for family use…and more, since it can accommodate up to four golf bags.

A personal welcome and comfort

When the key card holder approaches, the Daytime Running Lights, rear lights and the interior roof light come on, while the door mirrors deploy and down lights illuminate the area around the door. When the driver opens the door, he or she is welcomed by an audible and visual animation on the display. Meanwhile, the seat
automatically slides back 50mm (versions with electric seats) to facilitate ingress. Once the driver is seated, it returns to its original position.
In addition to this personal welcome, the TALISMAN’s wide front seats, designed with airline business class seats in mind, combine two important new features:

• In a world first, the front seat backs incorporate Cover Carving Technology which takes the form of a semi-rigid, resistant, flexible and lightweight shell. This ingenious Renault innovation provides designers with additional freedom, adds to the impression of quality, frees up space (extra 3cm knee room at the rear) and weighs 1kg less than a conventional plastic seat back shell.
• Integrated ventilation for greater comfort in hot weather.

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Furthermore, TALISMAN’s front seats benefit from:
• Generous dimensions and a stylish design,
• Up to 10 possible adjustments (eight electrically, two manually),
• Four-position electric lumbar adjustment (height/ depth),
• Aviation-style six-way adjustable headrests,
• Heated cushions and backs,
• Massage function (adjustable intensity: two programmes/ five sequences),
• Settings memory for up to six individual profiles.

The low seat cushion position ensures a comfortable, dynamic driving experience while freeing up appreciable headroom. The rear three-person bench seat comes with variable density mousse to pamper rear passengers. The 60/40-split bench has a hatch to enable skis to be carried. The two outer seats are equipped with a rotating headrest, which can be retracted and turned to free up the driver’s rearward line of sight. Five interior ambiences The Renault TALISMAN offers a choice of five interior ambiences and trim associated with different equipment levels (ambiences may vary depending on market).

There are three interior trims and five equipment levels:

LIFE: black dashboard, leather-trimmed steering wheel and black fabric seats inspired by men’s tailoring.
ZEN: same ambience as the Life equipment level but with lighter-coloured trim strips.
BUSINESS: same ambience as the Zen equipment level but with additional equipment.
INTENS: combined fabric/ semi leather seats, or optional dark brown or black Riviera leather upholstery and matching dashboard. Chocolate brown top-stitching.
INITIALE PARIS: black or sand grey dashboard with dark charcoal or silver top-stitching, Nappa full-grain leather upholstery in a graded grey pattern or solid black, and Nappa leather-trimmed steering wheel.

An Initiale Paris signature version of the TALISMAN

Following in the footsteps of the CLIO and the new ESPACE, the TALISMAN is the latest model to benefit from the Initiale Paris trim level, which is synonymous with the very best that Renault has to offer in the realms of wellbeing and service.
Exclusive exterior styling features
• Exclusive Améthyste Black metallic paint, in addition to the other available colours,
• Specific 19-inch wheels,
• Specific badging at the front (beneath the Renault logo) and at the rear in place of the TALISMAN badge.
Painstaking attention paid to interior comfort
• Nappa full-grain leather upholstery in either black or grey gradient,
• Enveloping ‘Relax’ front headrests,
• Exclusive Nappa leather-trimmed steering wheel,
• Dashboard with top-stitching,
• Heated, massaging front seats with 10-way adjustment (eight of which are electric),
• Laminated side windows for improved acoustic comfort,
• Initiale Paris badging inside on the door sills, steering wheel insert, top of the front seat backs (embossed) and decorative trim on the back of the front headrests,
• Exclusive carpet mats,
• Specific Initiale Paris hands-free card,
• Door mirrors angled downwards when reverse gear is engaged.

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Comprehensive, welcoming service
• A dedicated call centre designed to provide constructive, tailored responses to requests for assistance and capable of making appointments within 24 hours for test drives, servicing and assistance with connected services,
• A dedicated area in showroom
• A unique range of optional services aimed at simplifying life on board.

Innovations that heighten travelling comfort

A comprehensive, user-friendly multimedia experience
The TALISMAN comes with three types of multimedia equipment. The entry level TALISMAN is equipped with a car radio featuring a 4.2-inch (11cm) display. Depending on the market, this digital radio offers flawless reception and CD quality sound. The signal also carries information in text format, such as a description of what is playing, weather and traffic updates, latest news, etc. In the case of the intermediate equipment levels, the TALISMAN comes with the R-Link 2 connected multimedia
tablet, with a seven-inch (18cm) landscape format display and Bose Surround Sound. The high-end equipment level comes with R-Link 2 complete with an 8.7-inch (22cm) portrait format display.

R-Link 2, the TALISMAN’s connected control centre Along with the functions and ergonomics developed specifically for in-car use, the Renault R-Link 2 connected tablet comes with either a seven-inch landscape format or 8.7-inch portrait display. The latter is a first in the TALISMAN’s class.

• A fully integrated, sensitive capacitive (pinch & zoom) touch screen display,
• Uncluttered, intuitive graphics, carefully designed for in-car use.
• R-Link 2 functions like a personal tablet, and boasts the same tactile qualities: two-finger zoom, page scrolling, drag-and-drop...
• A realistic navigation display (3D representation of buildings with the 8.7-inch version),
• R-Link 2 has been tailored for in-car use, with voice commands (navigation, phone, apps and media), text message display and the reading aloud of e-mails via an app,
• Bluetooth® connectivity allows for hands-free calls and wireless music streaming,
• Numerous connection and charging possibilities are available for all occupants.

Under control
• R-Link 2 oversees the vehicle’s driving aids as well as all of the standard duties such as the navigation, audio and climate control functions. The touch screen display’s features are completed by shortcut buttons, a multi-function rotary control on the centre console and additional steering wheel-mounted controls.
Easily personalised
• The most popular and frequently used functions are always within arm’s reach, courtesy of a customisable home page based on widgets (icons).
• It is also easy for drivers to find – with just a single click – their pre-selected driving settings and in-car ambience preferences after saving the following preferences into a personalised profile:

  • Language,
  • Seating position (including the speed and intensity of massages) and door mirror position,
  • Head-up display (height, brightness, attenuation),
  • Favourite radio stations,
  • Destinations in the navigation system,
  • Lighting ambience (colour, intensity, contrast),
  • Custom Multi-Sense modes.
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    Up to six different profiles can be saved, and it is also possible for drivers to make their profile private – a benefit that is particularly appreciated when sharing the wheel with other users.
    • Through its R-Link Store, Renault offers a comprehensive catalogue of applications specifically developed for in-car use, including: Coyote® alerts, three Michelin applications (Hotels, Restaurants and Travel), fuel prices and the reading aloud of e-mails.

Managed weight and efficient powertrains
The TALISMAN is powered by efficient, high-performance small-displacement engines. The TALISMAN’s comprehensive range of engine options includes the Energy TCe 200 petrol unit and the Energy dCi 160 and Energy dCi 130 diesels that can also be specified for the new ESPACE. What’s more, these engines perform even better in the TALISMAN, which is some 200kg lighter than Renault’s large crossover, while the new saloon’s Cd is a low 0.27.

All of the TALISMAN’s engines benefit from Renault’s knowledge and expertise as an engine manufacturer, honed through the brand’s participation in motorsport and Formula 1 in particular. Boasting latest-generation technologies such as direct petrol injection and steel pistons, the TALISMAN’s engines offer both first-rate driving enjoyment and low fuel consumption. These downsized powerplants all bear the ‘Energy’ label through the fact that they incorporate either one or two turbochargers, Stop&Start technology and energy recovery under braking. The two petrol units and three diesel powerplants all comply with Euro6 emissions legislation and cover all the needs of European customers.

Two petrol engines:
The Energy TCe 150 and Energy TCe 200 units will be exclusively mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch EDC automatic transmission.
Three diesel engines:
The Energy dCi 110 unit can be mated to either a six-speed manual gearbox or to a six-speed dual-clutch EDC automatic transmission.
The Energy dCi 130 unit will similarly be available with either a six-speed manual gearbox or a six-speed dual-clutch EDC transmission.
As in the new ESPACE, the Energy dCi 160 unit – equipped with twin turbos – will be exclusively mated to a six-speed dual-clutch EDC gearbox.
All of the TALISMAN’s diesel engines will be fitted with NOx Traps and a particulate filter. Their LNT (Lean NOx Trap) technology offers the advantage of being maintenance-free.

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