We previewed the upcoming Renault Talisman with our exclusive rendering, created by Shoeb Kalania, earlier this month. Here’s another rendering of the upcoming estate, this time from Julien Jodry of Auto-Moto.
The Talisman estate is expected to be more of a ‘premium sport tourer’ than a traditional utility-purposed estate.
Naturally, like the saloon, the estate will be based on a version of the Renault Nissan Alliance’s CMF (Common Module Family) platform – CMF-C/d. With the evolution, the estate is likely to grow in length and offer a bigger boot. The saloon version already offers, as Renault claims, a ‘segment-leading’ rear knee room of 262 mm. It will compete with the VW Passat Estate, Ford Mondeo Estate, Mazda6 tourer and the likes.
The estate version’s test mules have already indicated that design and styling, in terms of both exterior and interior, will be largely carried over from the saloon, save for the extra overhang and D-Pillar. The engine and transmission options are likely to remain more or less the same as the Talisman, listed below.
- [Petrol] Energy TCe 150 with 7-speed Efficient Dual Clutch (EDC)
- [Petrol] Energy TCe 200 with 7-speed Efficient Dual Clutch (EDC)
- [Diesel] Energy dCi 110 with 6-speed manual or 7-Speed Efficient Dual Clutch (EDC)
- [Diesel] Energy dCi 130 with 6-speed manual or 7-Speed Efficient Dual Clutch (EDC)
- [Diesel] Energy dCi 160 with 7-Speed Efficient Dual Clutch (EDC)
Premium features from the saloon like full LED headlights, C-shaped LED daytime running lights, LED tail lights, flat-bottom steering wheel similar to that of the Espace, R-Link 2 infotaiment system with a touchscreen tablet display and multi-function rotary control, Bose Surround Sound Music system, etc. should be passed on to the estate.
The Renault Talisman estate will debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show that begins on September 15.
[Image Source: Auto-Moto]