French automaker Renault has officially announced a new name for its midsize sedan line, with the "Talisman" set to replace both the Latitude and Laguna when it debuts sometime towards the end of this year.
We won't have to wait that long to see it though, with its official unveiling set for July 6 and first public outing expected to be at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September
Renault says the new name will "assert the model’s powerful poise and the energy it radiates", and that "the combination of its robust, racy lines and innovative technologies express protection and safety".
Typically vague marketing guff, but low on any other detail.
A teaser video (above) does at least reveal a few facets of the Talisman, albeit tightly-cropped ones.
From the video, we can expect to see Renault's broad blacked-out grille linking both head lamps, rectangular jewelry within those head lamps, bold tail lamp housings that stretch towards the centre of the bootlid and a head up display.
There's also perforated leather upholstery on show, as well as an alloy wheel with a unique dimpled design.
Few other hints are given, but we won't have to wait long to see the whole thing. Check back in next Monday to see the all-new Talisman in full.
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