Renault has teased the interior of the upcoming Talisman. The picture reveals the new Renault R-Link 2 infotainment system’s multi-function rotary control, similar to the Espace.
The new premium replacement for the Laguna and Latitude will be a completely different Renault. Speaking to our sister publication Indian Autos Blog, Laurens Van Den Acker, Senior Vice President, Corporate Design, Renault, shared a few details about the D-segment contender.
He said, “the sedan will be so different that we decided to change the name, its a new platform, the D-segment platform (an alliance platform) and it’ll benefit from all the innovative technologies of the Espace, the flagship in our lineup, and it’ll be a much bigger vehicle, much more sophisticated.”
The Renault Talisman, although featuring a very European design & styling, will have important tasks in Asia as well. Van Den Acker expressed this saying that “it’ll be, one half aimed at Asia, in Korea where we’re strong, and one half will be aimed at Europe.”
The design chief concluded that “it’s an important segment for Renault as it helps to create the image of the brand.” “It’ll be an exciting car, you can park it next to a BMW or Mercedes and get away with it!” he exclaimed.
The Renault Talisman will be based on a version of the Renault Nissan Alliance’s CMF (Common Module Family) platform – CMF-C/d. The new D-segment saloon will be unveiled by Carlos Ghosn – CEO Renault Group and Laurens van den Acker, on 6 July at 2.30PM (CET) at a press conference taking place at Chantilly, France.