Renault has lifted the covers off its Talisman Estate ahead of its first public showing at the Frankfurt Motor Show. These images reveal a practical family wagon that packs more space and comfort than the sedan, without any increase in external dimensions.
Boasting the same 4.86 metre length, 1.87 metre width, 1.46 metre height and 2.81 metre wheelbase as the Talisman sedan, the Talisman Estate boasts a 572 litre seats-up boot capacity that swells to 1700 litres with the rear seats folded flat.
With the rear seats folded, the Talisman Estate can accept cargo up to 2.01 metres in length. A powered tailgate is offered, and, like many modern wagons, can be opened by waving a foot under the rear bumper.
Passenger space also benefits, with an extra 30mm of rear seat headroom thanks to the elongated roof.
The front seats are 10-way adjustable with extendible bases, while the headrests are six-way adjustable like an airliner's seat.
Integrated seat cooling is a new feature, and the Talisman Estate features scalloped rear seat shells that help boost leg and knee room for back seaters.
Available in four trim levels, the Talisman Estate can also be had in Initiale Paris trim - which includes full-grain Nappa leather upholstery and laminated side windows to help reduce cabin noise.
Two petrol engines and three diesels will be offered in Europe, ranging in power from 110kW to 147kW for the petrol range, and 81kW to 117kW for the diesels.
All are available with six or seven-speed twin-clutch automatics, while the lower-output dCi 110 and dCi 130 diesels can also be had with a six-speed manual. Power is sent exclusively to the front wheels in all models.
But if you're hanging for a midsized Renault wagon, don't hold your breath. Like the Talisman sedan, the Talisman wagon will only be built in left-hand drive and is not in Renault Australia's product plan.
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