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Renault Talisman

 

Renault Talisman

Renault Talisman
Overview
Manufacturer Renault
Production 2015-present
Assembly Douai, France (Douai Renault Factory)
Body and chassis
Class Large family car (D)
Body style 4-door saloon
5-door estate
Layout Front-engine, front-wheel-drive
Platform Renault–Nissan Common Module Family CMF-CD
Related Renault Espace V
Powertrain
Transmission
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,810 mm (110.6 in) (saloon)
Length 4,850 mm (190.9 in) (saloon)
Width 1,870 mm (73.6 in)
Height 1,460 mm (57.5 in)
Chronology
Predecessor Renault Laguna
Renault Latitude (Europe)

The Renault Talisman is a large family car designed by the French car manufacturer Renault.[1]

Renault bosses stated that, like the new Espace V crossover, it won't be engineered for RHD, due to the decline in the traditional saloon market. In February 2012, the previous Laguna was axed, due to slow sales. Consequently, the Talisman won't be sold in markets, such as the United Kingdom, Ireland, Malta, Cyprus, Japan, Malaysia, Australia, and New Zealand.

Contents

  • Characteristics 1
    • Design and technical details 1.1
  • Name 2
  • Talisman Concept 3
  • References 4

Characteristics

The saloon version of the Talisman was first unveiled on 6 July 2015, at the Château de Chantilly by Renault's CEO Carlos Ghosn,[2] with an estate version scheduled to be revealed at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. It is based on the CMF-CD platform, jointly developed by Renault and Nissan, and is the second Renault car using it following the Espace. The use of the new platform is aimed at giving the Talisman a production volume advantage, that its predecessor (the Laguna) never achieved.[1]

Design and technical details

The Talisman is slightly larger than the Laguna,[2] with a lower centre of gravity.[3] Renault focused on design, equipment and comfort with the aim of regaining market share in the large family car segment.[2] Daimler personnel visited the car manufacturing site at Douai and gave input on quality control and perceived quality.[3] According to Renault staff, they wanted to give the car the “fluid and emotional” aspect of smaller models from the company.[4]

The car has five trim levels (Life, Zen, Business, Intens and Initiale Paris).[5] It has a four wheel steering system (called 4Control)[4] and a system (Multi-Sense) which allows adjusting all car settings (on the cabin as well as mechanicals) between four options called Comfort, Sport, Eco and Neutral (and an user-configurable option). As an optional, the Talisman has a new infotainment system with a 8.7-inch touchscreen[3][4] introduced in the Espace V crossover, called R-Link 2. The equipment also include adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, traffic sign detection with excess speed warning and blind spot alert.[5]

Name

The use of the Talisman name is intended as a way of unifying Renault nomenclature across the world, as Renault already sells in China a similar car named Talisman.[1][4] Renault said the name "conjures up notions of both protection and power. At the same time, Talisman is an easy word to pronounce and understand the world over".[4]

Talisman Concept

Renault Talisman Concept
Overview
Manufacturer Renault
Designer Patrick le Quément
Body and chassis
Class Mid-size luxury coupé
Body style 2-door coupé
Layout FR layout
Related Renault Initiale
Powertrain
Engine 4.5i V8 32 valves
Transmission Automatic
Dimensions
Length 4,800 mm (189.0 in)
Width 1,950 mm (76.8 in)
Height 1,380 mm (54.3 in)
Curb weight 1,600 kg (3,527 lb)

The Renault Talisman is a concept mid-size luxury coupe designed after the 1995 Renault Initiale Concept line by Renault chief designer Patrick le Quément and it was presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2001. The first sketches were drawn in early 2000, and first referred as Renault Z12. There were 4 final 1/5 scale models and a judging team, led by Patrick le Quément selected this coupé.

The Talisman was designed as a mid-size luxury coupé with 4 comfortable seats but with only 2 gullwing doors and a coupé-style ending. It applies the "Touch Design" concept, where the principal objective is to make materials and controls soft and ergonomic. On June 20, 2001, the vehicle was named "Talisman", having previously referred as Renault Z12.

The equipment is formed by LCD screens instead of mirrors, GPS and even a Tag Heuer clock in the middle of the board. The board slides up giving access to a giant glovebox. The seats are colored of dark red, and curiously, the seat belts are fixed at the opposite side of every car; in the left for the right seat and in the right for the left one. Four massive 380 mm (15.0 in) 6-pistons disc brakes are in charge of stopping the car. There are also twin metallic suitcases located in the trunk, and fixed to it.

The design of the Talisman was followed by the Mégane II.

References

  1. ^ a b c Gain, Bruce (6 July 2015). "Renault says Talisman sedan has 'racy' design, innovative technologies". europe.autonews.com. Automotive News Europe. Retrieved 6 July 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c Gillaume, Gilles (6 July 2015). "Renault launches Talisman, replacing laggard Laguna". reuters.com. Reuters. Retrieved 6 July 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c Ciferri, Luca (6 July 2015). "Renault taps Daimler expertise to boost Talisman quality". europe.autonews.com. Automotive News Europe. Retrieved 6 July 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c d e Moss, Darren (6 July 2015). "Renault Talisman revealed". autocar.co.uk. Haymarket Media Group. Retrieved 6 July 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "Renault Talisman press kit" (PDF). Renault. 6 July 2015. Retrieved 6 July 2015. 
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