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.
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Any carmaker wishing to sell wagons (or “estates” as they are generally known across the pond) in Europe is going to have to think long and hard about how to take on the Volkswagen Auto Group. Between the VW brand handling mainstream markets and Audi offering a number of premium options, VAG is a huge market force in this segment. It might not seem so bad to look at it, plenty of carmakers sell wagons in Europe, but Renault must be feeling the pressure because there has never been a car more clearly designed to take on the Passat Estate then the new Renault Talisman Estate.
The new Talisman, in both Saloon and Estate forms, has such a German look to it that you might mistake it for a 2017 Volkswagen Passat at a glance. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing; the Laguna, which the Talisman replaces, had a noticeable amount of that characteristically French weirdness to it and divisive styling isn’t always the best way to sell a lot of cars. Some will see this as the French automaker losing a bit of its charm, but it’s difficult to deny that the Talisman is an attractive vehicle.
Updated 09/22/2015: We’ve added a series of new photos we took at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. Find them in the "Pictures" tab.
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