This is an all-new model set to replace both the Laguna and Latitude worldwide and will be sold with the TALISMAN moniker that has been used before on a concept from 2001 as well as for the Chinese version of the Renault Samsung SM7.
The attached teaser clip doesn’t show a great deal of the car, but upon closer inspection we did notice some of the features set to be implemented on Renault’s mid-size model. For example, it will have a luxurious interior cabin with perforated leather upholstery, an elegant wood trim on the dashboard, along with a head-up display to allow the driver keep his eye on the road at all times and lower distractions.
As far as the exterior is concerned, the new D-segment model from Renault will look entirely different than the outgoing Laguna and Latitude as the designers have created a much sleeker look that takes cues from recent models such as the Clio and Kadjar. The newly developed mid-size sedan is believed to be slightly longer than the aging Laguna, so expect a stretched wheelbase to enable a more accommodating interior cabin, especially for rear passengers who will get to enjoy the additional legroom.
Little else is known about the car, but sources close to Renault have previously said that it will be offered at an additional cost with full LED headlights and will also benefit from a four-wheel steering system. It’s also bound to receive many safety and assistance systems, along with an adaptive cruise control, traffic sign recognition and even a self-parking semi-auto system.
The Renault TALISMAN is going to use the CMF platform developed in collaboration with Nissan and it will be assembled in Douai, France at the Georges Besse factory. The sedan will be the first to come out and will be followed by a more practical wagon while a successor for the Laguna Coupe is not being planned.