We get an early look at the multi-function rotary control which will enable the driver to have access to the TALISMAN’s R-Link 2 infotainment system. It will come with a massive touchscreen display which is expected to measure 8.7 inches as seen in the latest Espace and will allow the owner to control most of the car’s functions by using the generously sized display.
The model is set to receive its world premiere next Monday and it will be a very important car for Renault as it will replace not only the Laguna, but also the Latitude. It’s actually an all-new model set to use the CMF platform developed in collaboration with Nissan and initially it will be offered only as a sedan, but a more practical wagon version is expected to join the range sometime next year.
According to the latest reports, the Renault TALISMAN is going to pack a plethora of high-end features including four-wheel steering and optional full LED headlights while semi-autonomous parking tech is also expected. The interior cabin will be considerably more spacious as the stretched wheelbase is going to grant additional room, especially for rear passengers.
As far as the design is concerned, the TALISMAN will look nothing like the Laguna or Latitude as it will adopt an entirely new look inspired by the Espace but obviously adapted for a mid-size sedan which is set to become more upmarket compared to the models it will replace in Renault’s lineup.
Production of the model will take place in Douai, France at the Georges Besse plant where Renault will make both the sedan and wagon body styles. It seems there aren’t any plans to launch a successor for the Laguna Coupe while details about the TALISMAN’s availability in India are not available at this point.
We will have all the details on July 6 when Renault will finally unveil its D-segment contender, with sales expected to kick off sometime this fall.