2016 Renault Talisman Estate to make public debut at 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 25, 2015

Renault has unveiled the new Talisman Estate roughly one month after it presented the Talisman’s saloon version. It will start selling in Europe in the first half of 2016. Every year in Europe, the D segment (composed of saloons and estates combined) racks up sales of over a million units.

Estates make up about 54% of this number. The new Renault Talisman Estate has all the advantages of the saloon variant while getting the estate’s stylishness and practicality.

The measurements of the Talisman Estate are exactly the same as that of the saloon. It is 4.86 metres long, 1.87 metres wide, 1.46 metres tall, and has a wheelbase of 2.81 metres. Other qualities they share are a sleek profile, a high waistline, and dynamic proportions.

Its sweeping roofline, which is extended via a long lip spoiler, is emphasized with polished aluminium roof bars. It appears sleeker and more refined with its C-pillar and chrome-bordered side windows. The rear window is sloped in such a way that it appears more dynamic but it doesn’t compromise the boot space.

Because of its powered tailgate, loading is easy. It is easy to activate, the driver only has to wave one foot under the rear bumper. The Talisman Estate provides a load space of 572dm3 (VDA) up to the parcel shelf and has a maximum load length of 1,116mm. When the rear seats are loaded, this figure rises to 2,010mm, equivalent to a volume of nearly 1,700dm3 (VDA). The Renault Talisman Estate is the leader in its class when it comes to interior space.

It has comfortable seats and a roomy cabin. It has additional headroom at the rear of 30mm, extending to 886mm. It has a front headroom of 902mm, a rear headroom of 886mm, a front elbow room of 1,512mm, a rear knee room of 262mm, and cabin stowage of more than 25 litres. Its front seats have the best features in its class. There are 10 possible settings (of which, 8 can be electronically adjusted) and it has a seat cushion length that may be adjusted fore/aft by up to 60mm (at the Initiale Paris equipment level only).

In addition, the seats offer four-way electric lumbar adjustment (height/depth). It has a massage feature that may be adjusted in terms of type and intensity. It consists of two programmes and five sequences. It gets aviation-style six-way adjustable head rests and heated seat cushions and backs, with a memory in the settings for as many as 6 profiles. It has two significant new items. When it’s hot, the occupants can be more comfortable with its integrated ventilation.

It comes with new ‘Cover Carving Technology’, which consists of strong, semi-rigid, lightweight shells built into the front seat backs. This leads to additional space, giving rear passengers an extra knee room of 3 centimeters. It is also offered in Initiale Paris trim, providing more comfort and refinement as well as an exclusive Améthyste Black exterior finish. It also comes with special full-grain Nappa leather upholstery and better soundproofing due to its laminated side windows.

The technologies seen on the Talisman Estate are meant to enhance comfort in traveling and driving. This multi-sense technology merges four-wheel steering with active damping. Marking the first appearance in its segment is the use of 4Control system and active damping in the Renault Talisman Estate. The Talisman Estate is exceptionally agile due to the 4Control chassis. The new Renault is in a class of its own in terms of evasive action because of its outstanding cornering stability and dexterity.

With the Multi-Sense technology from Renault, the driving experience can be personalized. There are 4 pre-programmed settings, namely: ‘Comfort’, ‘Sport’, ‘Neutral’ and ‘Eco’). There’s also the ‘Perso’ mode that’s fully configurable. Have you ever seen a vehicle that can quickly switch its personality? The Talisman Estate sure can. It has a ‘shortcut’ button that allows the driver to change from one mode to the other and back. The Talisman has a lower center of gravity and its driving position is close to the road.

As a result, the gains from the Multi-Sense system can be enhanced, particularly when the model is in the dynamic ‘Sport’ mode. Drivers can get a sense of having his pick from several cars. Drivers can make immediate decisions on whether they want a spirited and responsive ride or a trip that’s smooth and comfortable. In-car ambiance may be adjusted by changing the interior lighting (red, sepia, purple, green, blue), tinkering with the look and color of the dashboard info display, and adjusting the engine sound.

Renault offers its R-Link 2 connected multimedia tablet with the Talisman. This tablet is offered in a choice of a 7-inch landscape format or an 8.7-inch portrait format. This tablet controls the driving aids and the standard functions like the navigation, audio and climate control functions. Aside from the features on the touch-screen, there are also shortcut buttons, a multi-function rotary control on the centre console, and even more steering wheel-mounted controls.

The driver can configure the home pages so the most frequently used features can be directly accessed. The interface can also be personalized. The Talisman Estate is equipped with the tailor-engineered BOSE Surround Sound, consisting of 12 high-performance loudspeakers and a subwoofer. Surround Sound is created when Centerpoint® Technology converts the signal from stereo sources into a multi-channel signal. Meanwhile, the digital processing of the Bose signal makes use of the Talisman’s own acoustic properties to produce bespoke equalisation.

In addition, this model comes with a wide range of driving aids (also known as ADAS). (1) To reassure: These include the Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and Active Emergency Braking System (AEBS). (2) To alert: These consist of the Lane Departure Warning (LDW); Safe Distance Warning (SDW); Traffic Sign Recognition with Over Speed Prevention (TSR / OSP); Blind Spot Warning (BSW). (3) To assist: These are comprised of the reversing camera; automatic dipped and main beam headlights (AHL); electronic handbrake; front, rear and side parking sensors; and hands-free parking assist. Information is available on the retractable, colour head-up display. The driver can view the current speed, navigational guidance, driving aids (ADAS).

There are four different equipment levels available for this model. Customers can also get it with the top-of-the-line Initiale Paris trim. It is set to make its public debut this September at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show.

Powertrain

The engines offered on the Renault Talisman Estate are identical on those available for the saloon version. Customers can choose from two petrol engines -- the Energy TCe150 and the Energy TCe 200, combined with seven-speed dual clutch EDC automatic transmission.

There are also three diesels to choose from: the Energy dCi 110, coupled with either a six-speed manual gearbox or six-speed dual clutch EDC automatic transmission.

Furthermore, the Energy dCi 130 is available with the six-speed manual gearbox or six-speed dual clutch EDC transmission.

There’s also the twin turbo Energy dCi 160 that only comes with the six-speed dual clutch EDC transmission.

Press Release

Renault has taken the wraps off the Talisman Estate

1. The Talisman Estate: Renault’s new large estate

Following the presentation of the saloon version of the Talisman on July 6, Renault has today taken the wraps off the new Talisman Estate.
The D segment (saloons and estates combined) amounts to more than one million vehicle sales in Europe each year, with estates accounting for 54% of that figure.
The new Renault Talisman Estate carries over all the benefits of the saloon version, while adding the stylish lines and practicality of an estate.

1.1 Racy styling

The Talisman Estate features exactly the same dimensions as the saloon (length: 4.86 metres / width: 1.87 metres / height: 1.46 metres / wheelbase: 2.81 metres), along with the same dynamic 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.

1.2 Easy to load

Thanks to the powered tailgate – which is activated simply by waving your foot underneath the rear bumper – the boot boasts hands-free opening and closing to facilitate loading.
The Talisman Estate offers 572dm3 (VDA) of load space up to the parcel shelf and a maximum load length of 1,116mm. With the rear seats in the folded position, that figure increases to 2,010mm, equating to a volume of almost 1,700dm3 (VDA).

1.3 The secret to well-being: a spacious, cabin and welcoming, comfortable seats

Designed with the well-being of the driver and passengers in mind, the Renault Talisman Estate – just like the saloon version – is a class leader in terms of interior space. The Estate version additionally benefits from 30mm extra headroom at the rear, extending it to 886mm.

Front headroom: 902mm,
Rear headroom: 886mm,
Front elbow room: 1,512mm,
Rear knee room: 262mm,
More than 25 litres of cabin stowage.
The accommodating front seats combine the very best characteristics in the class:

Up to 10 possible settings (eight of which are electrically adjustable) and a seat cushion length that can be adjusted fore/aft by up to 60mm (Initiale Paris equipment level only),
Four-way electric lumbar adjustment (height/depth),
A massage function that can be adjusted in type and intensity (two programmes / five sequences),
Aviation-style six-way adjustable head rests,
Heated seat cushions and backs,
Settings memory for up to six individual profiles.
Plus two important new features:

Integrated ventilation for greater comfort in hot weather.
New ‘Cover Carving Technology’: strong, semi-rigid, lightweight shells incorporated into the front seat backs, freeing up extra space, including more than three centimetres of extra knee room for rear passengers.
The Talisman Estate is also available in Initiale Paris trim, offering even greater refinement and comfort, plus an exclusive Améthyste Black exterior finish, special full-grain Nappa® leather upholstery and improved soundproofing, thanks notably to laminated side windows.

2. The Talisman Estate incorporates technologies designed to enhance driving enjoyment and traveling comfort

2.1 Multi-Sense technology combines four-wheel steering with active damping

For the first time in its segment, the Renault Talisman Estate – just like its saloon sibling – mates the 4Control system to active damping. Around town, the 4Control chassis endows the Talisman Estate with extraordinary agility. Its cornering stability and dexterity when evasive action is required position the new Renault in a class of its own when it comes to confidence and driving comfort.

Renault’s Multi-Sense technology allows the driving experience to be personalised, with four pre-programmed settings (‘Comfort’, ‘Sport’, ‘Neutral’ and ‘Eco’), plus a fully configurable ‘Perso’ mode.

The Talisman Estate is capable of changing its personality in the blink of an eye thanks to a ‘shortcut’ button that enables the driver to switch from the ‘Comfort’ to ‘Sport’ mode, and vice-versa, for example, in just two clicks. Meanwhile, the Talisman’s architecture – which features a lowered centre of gravity and a driving position close to the road – means the Multi-Sense system’s benefits can be enjoyed even more fully, especially when the particularly dynamic ‘Sport’ mode is selected. It is almost as though drivers are able to choose from several cars rolled into one. Whether they are in the mood for a spirited, responsive ride or a smooth, comfortable and refined journey, the choice is theirs – and immediate.

At the same time, the in-car ambiance is adjusted to match by adapting the colour of the interior lighting (blue, red, sepia, green or purple), the presentation and colour of the dashboard information display and the engine sound.

2.2 R-Link 2: the connected control centre

The Renault Talisman Estate offers Renault’s R-Link 2 connected multimedia tablet, available in either a 7-inch landscape format or an 8.7-inch portrait format. R-Link 2 oversees the vehicle’s driving aids as well as all of the standard duties such as the navigation, audio and climate control functions. In addition to the touch-screen display’s features are shortcut buttons, a multi-function rotary control on the centre console and additional steering wheel-mounted controls.

The home pages are now configurable, enabling the driver to directly access the most frequently employed functions or to personalise the interface.

2.3 Tailor-engineered Bose® sound

The Talisman Estate benefits from tailor-engineered BOSE® Surround Sound, produced by 12 high-performance loudspeakers and a subwoofer. Centerpoint® Technology converts the signal from stereo sources into a multi-channel signal to create Surround Sound, while the digital processing of the Bose® signal incorporates the Talisman’s own acoustic properties to generate bespoke equalisation.

2.4 A comprehensive range of driving aids (ADAS)

To reassure: Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC); Active Emergency Braking System (AEBS).
To alert: Lane Departure Warning (LDW); Safe Distance Warning (SDW); Traffic Sign Recognition with Over Speed Prevention (TSR / OSP); Blind Spot Warning (BSW).
To assist: reversing camera; automatic dipped and main beam headlights (AHL); electronic handbrake; front, rear and side parking sensors; and hands-free parking assist.
The retractable, colour head-up display communicates useful information to ensure a relaxed driving experience: current speed, navigational guidance, driving aids (ADAS).

2.5 Driving pleasure courtesy of efficient powertrains

The Renault Talisman Estate offers the same range of engines as the choice that is available for the saloon version.

Two petrol engines:

The Energy TCe150 and the Energy TCe 200, combined with seven-speed dual clutch EDC automatic transmission.
Three diesels:

The Energy dCi 110, mated to either a six-speed manual gearbox or six-speed dual clutch EDC automatic transmission.
The Energy dCi 130, similarly available with the six-speed manual gearbox or six-speed dual clutch EDC transmission.
The twin turbo Energy dCi 160 which drives exclusively through six-speed dual clutch EDC transmission.

The Renault Talisman Estate will be available with a choice of four different equipment levels and will additionally be offered in the range-topping Initiale Paris trim. It will make its first public appearance at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show and will go on sale in Europe during the first half of 2016.

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