Renault Talisman - lucky charm for the middle class

The Talisman is Renault's new flagship

As successor to the Laguna brings Renault in the middle class now the talisman on the market. The stately and clearly grown model with coupé-like lines, striking light signature and extensive equipment should compete with Ford Mondeo, Mazda6 and VW Passat. The market launch takes place at the turn of the year, prices start at 27.950 euros.

The French carmaker packed a lot of technology into the 4,85 meter long sedan and the same long estate. In addition to LED headlights and a head-up display, for example, the all-wheel steering system known from its predecessor, which is intended to ensure easy maneuvering and brisk cornering. Radar, ultrasound and camera-based systems such as safety distance warning, emergency brake assistant with speed warning, blind spot and lane departure warning, high beam assistant and adaptive cruise control ensure safety.

There are two petrol and three diesel engines to choose from. The basic compression-ignition engine with a displacement of 1,5 liters produces 81 kW / 110 hp, above which are ranked two 1,6-liter engines with 96 kW / 130 hp and 118 kW / 160 hp. The petrol engines deliver 110 kW / 150 PS and 147 kW / 200 PS. In addition to manual transmissions, dual clutch transmissions with six or seven gears are also available for power transmission.

With the Talisman Renault wants to make up for lost ground in the middle class and replace the Laguna and the previous top model Latitude. The latter has not been offered since the end of 2012 due to a lack of demand.

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