PARIS: Renault has taken the wraps off the Talisman Estate which will stand alongside the model’s saloon version that was revealed on July 6.
This new large estate car delivers the same technological features as the saloon, along with extra load-carrying ability.
It promises high driving enjoyment, thanks to the combination of the 4Control chassis and active damping, while Multi-Sense technology provides a personalised experience.
The Talisman Estate features the same dimensions as the saloon, along with the same proportions, sleek profile and high waistline.
The polished aluminium roof bars accentuate the sweeping roofline that is extended by a long lip spoiler. The C-pillar and chrome-bordered side windows contribute to the impression of finesse and sleekness. The slope of the rear window adds a dynamic touch without detracting from boot space.
As a wagon, it has generous interior space, with front seats that benefit from integrated ventilation.
Cargo space is equally spacious at almost 1,700dm3.
Travelling comfort is enhanced with the R-Link2 multimedia tablet, BOSE Surround Sound and a range of driving aids and equipment.
The wagon offers the same range of engines as the saloon version.
There will be two petrol engines (Energy TCe150 and Energy TCe 200) and three diesel variants (Energy TCe150, Energy TCe 200 and twin turbo Energy dCi 160).
While the petrol wagons use only a seven-speed dual clutch EDC automatic transmission, the diesel versions come with either a six-speed manual or a six-speed dual clutch EDC automatic transmission.
The Renault Talisman Estate will go on sale in Europe during the first half of 2016.
There are no current plans for the car to be produced in right-hand drive or sold in Britain. It also means it won’t be imported into Malaysia, which was never a wagon market in the first place.